The road to compromise involves a large scale effort to undermine God’s Word; to eliminate godly influence, with a desire towards secular domination rather than godly instruction.
There is a governmental intrusion that seeks to dominate every aspect of life to recreate and adjust life to a desired agenda; including Socialism, Marxism, and Communism, the enemies of democracy.
We are seeing nations cave into the demands of ungodly leadership that seeks to dominate and control through deceptive influence. We are seeing the youth of the land falling under influence of new revolutionary ideals that would usher out traditional ways of life that are Biblical sound and nourishment to the soul.
We are witnessing dramatic changes that have
blinded many with its allurements; not realizing how domineering such
influences are. We are seeing a
lessening of influence of the church as it accepts new cultural lifestyles that
are an affront to godly values. There is
an increased participation as the tentacles of ungodly persuasion continue to
blossom forth; with little or no reproach.
The road to compromise has been in the making for a long time but is being openly proclaimed as acceptability comes into focus. It was noted that what once would have shocked Christians are now commonplace. There is much that does not disturb the church like it once did. Many Christians have been lulled into believing that all is well. There may be small victories, a revival here, a church doing a good work there, but where is the moral outrage necessary to petition God for a new reformation or another great awakening?
A new generation of believers have allowed worldly influences to dominate the church; setting in motion secular views that formerly were rejected! Scripture reveals: Let us (Christians) not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober (self-controlled). For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us (as Christians), who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith, and love; and for a helmet the hope of salvation; for God has not appointed us to wrath but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:6-9).
Godly influence of the church is lessening as saints of God diminish in number, and influence, with replacements not of the same caliber. Let us not sleep, as do others, is a call towards genuine Christianity as the road to compromise continues.
In a poem titled: “The Church walking with the World” (author unknown), are these words: The World said: Your preachers are all too old and plain. They frighten my children with dreadful tales that I do not like to hear. They talk of judgments, fire, pain, and the doom of the darkest night. They warn of a place that should not be thus spoken to ears polite! I will send you some of a better stamp, more brilliant and fast, who will show how men may live as they please and go to heaven at last. So she called for pleasing, deemed gifted, and great, and learned; and the plain old men who had preached the cross were out of her pulpits turned.
Those words, written a long time ago, address a situation being experienced today with many having been blinded to the reality of such; allowing the seed of deception, the road to compromise, to continue unabated with little concern.
The terms “appeasement and tolerance” have vastly increased; with nations no longer supported by the spiritual applications of yesteryear, having allowed compromise to set in, with seeds of corruption and ungodliness encroaching upon once held moral values.
Many seek worldly attributes rather than spiritual renewal enhanced by a dedicated walk in the Lord; which requires a withdrawal from worldliness. Scripture reveals: Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father (God) is not in him (1 John 2:15).
It was noted that the world
signifies the evil desire and sin that is so much a part of human
existence. The Apostle Paul, in speaking
the words of the Lord said: Come out
from among them, and be you separate saith the Lord, and touch not
the unclean thing (sinfulness of man); and I will receive you. And will be a Father to you, and you shall be
my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty (2 Corinthians 6:17-18).
The road to compromise has increased, through an abundance of ungodly influences, made readily available at one’s fingertip, by an electronic age. There is a programming of the mind that enhances ungodly lifestyles, now openly proclaimed with pride, becoming acceptable through ungodly persuasion, painting a picture of acceptance rather than rejection.
The term compromise is an accommodation in which both sides made concessions, to bind by mutual agreement, a commitment to something derogatory or objectionable; a compromise of character or right, making concession for a supposed gain. All these features play into the picture as the road to compromise takes root. The Word of God leaves no room for compromise, as noted in the fall of man through Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden (Genesis, Chapter 3).
The road to compromise is ushered in when man disbelieves God’s Word (as in the case of Adam and Eve) and deceit plays into the picture to disguise the truth (as in the case of the Serpent in the Garden of Eden) and one swallows that misinformation!
The road to compromise is lined with those who speak falsely to deceive those who are not well-versed in God’s Word. The Apostle Peter speaks of false prophets and teachers, in saying: Many shall follow their destructive ways; by reason of which the way of truth shall be evil spoken of (2 Peter 2:2).
For when they speak great swelling words of vanity (emptiness), they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness (licentiousness), those that were clean (indeed) escaped from them who live in error (2 Peter 2:18).
It was noted that despite their (false prophets and teachers) profession of salvation, they become entangled in the world and were overcome by it. The road to compromise leads the unlearned to being led astray; while those tuned into the Word of God escape such an influence.
The prophet Isaiah revealed woes towards those who embarked on the road to compromise with the end result identified: Woe to them that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes and prudent in their own sight (Isaiah 5:20-21). Which justify the wicked for reward and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Therefore as the fire (tongues of fire) devours the stubble, and the flames consume the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel (God) (Isaiah 5:23-24). Though this was addressed to Israel, in the time of Isaiah, it is applicable for today as well!
Scripture reveals: The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keeps his way preserves his soul (Proverbs 16:17). It was noted that upright persons, such who are upright in heart, and walk uprightly; these walk in the path of God’s commandments; and shun the bypaths of sin, and abstain from all appearance of evil, escaping many evils others fall into.
It was noted that he who keeps his way preserves his soul refers to the way in which the upright walk; who ponders the path of his feet and turns neither to the right hand nor to the left, observes the road he is in, to keep it, and not go out of it; such a man preserves his soul from many snares and temptations, troubles, dangers, and evils, which he would otherwise be liable to.
The road of compromise has opened the door towards justifying the wicked rather than the upright. The scale of justice is no longer weighted towards upholding the truth but politically motivated.
There is governmental influence that seeks to weigh the balance towards injustice, rather than justice, in seeking change that would dampen justice rather than promote its growth. Laws are being passed that do not support justice, rather the wind of change that is seeking to dominate the land towards an unhealthy state.
If one has entered on the road to compromise one does not have to remain in such a condition. Scripture reveals: If we confess our sins (which the road to compromise leads one to commit), he (God) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
Being made free from sin, we become servants (dedicated) to God, and have our fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:22-23)!
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