Iconicfury On June - 19 - 2013

no-compromise

According to Wikipedia, compromise is when you give up a demand in order to make a deal. The Bible does not really indicate whether compromise is good or bad, but warns us of the consequence of compromising the wrong things.

 

“So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it; And enquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.”  (1 Chronicles 10:13 KJV)

 

Saul compromised for sure, and he paid for it. I think we need to realize that throughout our lives, we compromise many of our personal beliefs in order to satisfy other people.  It’s the way of freedom and democracy.  The Bible tells us to love our neighbor, so we try to accommodate non-Christians by only living by some verses and ignoring the more hardline stuff like “Jesus is the only way”.  Through education, we learn to respect other cultures, but in the process, we actually don’t realize our responsibility towards others.  We often act as Christians only in Church or with other Christians, instead of being Christians 24/7.

 

I see it like this: we compromise something of our own in everything that we experience.  When I think of gaming, movies and music – “OMG” and “Jesus Christ” are “okay”.  We try to ignore these obvious remarks in entertainment in order to enjoy the content, and that sounds like compromise to me.  I for one am very gullible.  I’m not a very logical thinker.  I’m a feeler, so I make decisions according to how I feel – which ends up being a catastrophe every time.  Thus, it’s important for me to read the scripture and listen to friends/preachers often, so that I can align my emotions to Jesus, instead of the world’s temporary satisfaction.  I see the same problem in many people.  We are subjected to worldly ideas every day, and after a while, things that are not really in line with the Word, are accepted as fact.  That’s why it’s important to reevaluate yourself on the decisions you make according to how you feel and also why we have the Holy Spirit, which guides us in the right direction, even when we want to listen to the flesh.

 

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6 KJV)

 

The words of Jesus are uncompromisable.

 

One does not want to be deemed as a “Christian Zealot”, because that would completely destroy the goal intended for us – spreading the Gospel, but one does also want to stay true to Jesus’ teachings.  So it’s a very profound topic, one which can have a liberal outcome such as “It’s just a game”/”It’s just a song”/”It’s just a movie”, or on the other side ” From today on, I’m going to abstain from playing overly violent video games.” That’s so far what I’ve experienced.

 

One verse that hits me like a rock every time is found in Mark. “And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”  (Mark 8:34)

Categories: Spiritual

One Response

  1. Alexrneb says:

    Amen!

    Sadly I know comprimise too well in my family.

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