Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Is Fresno a Good Compromise?

I read an article today about the lack of compromise in Washington. Democrats want to tax and spend. Republicans want to cut taxes and spend less. The writer gave an illustration of a husband who tells his wife he’d like to move from SF to LA. Even if she agrees to the move, there will be many decisions about which they need to compromise.  But if she says she does not want to move, how will they compromise? Will moving to Fresno (half-way) be a good compromise? Yet that seems to be what the world wants Christians to do. How do you compromise on abortion? In fact, how do you compromise with anyone who rejects the inerrancy and authority of the Bible?

The desire to compromise is a great threat to Christians today. And as the culture becomes increasingly secular, it rejects absolutism as uncompromising. I think the antagonism against Bible-believing Christians who will not compromise will make the current hostilities in Washington seem like toddlers fighting over toys in a sand box. The time will come when those who refuse to compromise will not just be considered ‘old-fashioned’ or ‘quirky’, but subversive and threatening to the progress of civilized society.

“At that time many will turn away from the faith, betray and hate each other, and false prophets will appear and deceive many…but he who stands firm to the end will be saved” (Mat 24:11-13).

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