Compromise. A word that is used so much in our society today. A word that has been used by many for centuries when it comes to reaching deals of any kind. Whether it’s concessions from war, treaties, and any of a number of other things. Now a days it is something that has been so accepted. We see it in politics, churches, communities, and everywhere else. It’s accepted because it is seen as a way to get things done. I’m here to tell you something very important and a belief that I have held for years. Compromise is rooted in evil. Compromise forces you to push aside core beliefs no matter what in order to reach a solution whether it’s right or not. Ayn Rand stated the following in ‘Capitalism, The Unknown Ideal,’ “The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.”
Today we see compromises being made in the church. Congregations and denominations are making concessions and compromising core Biblical teachings and principles for the sake of post-modern ways of thinking, whether right or not. They seek to minimize the Word of God, because they want to be seen as tolerant and inclusive. They forget the simple fact that the call of the Word is love God and love your neighbor as yourself. In that respect we also have the responsibility in the faith to help people in their sin. As the Jesus said, “Go and sin no more” once you come to faith in Him. Now none of us will ever be able to not sin. I surely am not that perfect. It’s a part of our nature. But if we love ourselves to call out our sin within us and repent and confess, then we must help lead others to do the same and stay locked in habitual sin.
That’s just one example here. I’m speaking straight from the heart here. It’s been on my mind for a while as I here about compromise everyday. It’s so widely accepted, but the real dangers of it are never full realized. If you compromise beliefs, if you capitulate, you allow evil to take root. You allow the enemy to get a handle and twist and manipulate how he wants to. Compromise is dangerous on any front. Yes, it may bring about short term ‘solutions,’ but at what cost yourself and to others in the long run. If you allow faith principles to be compromised. If you allow God’s Word to be minimized for the sake of post-modern thinking then you have allowed the enemy to gain access and build a stronghold. If you stand on faith and stand on firm belief in the Word of God without compromise, that leads to victory. Victory doesn’t come with compromise Jesus would have never conquered sin and death if he gave in to compromise at any time. No…He had faith in the Father and followed where He lead no matter the results. He knew it would lead to His death, but He new the cost for victory and now He reigns in life. Compromise is evil.
The do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths. Psalm 119:3