Did you know that the words ‘compromise’ and ‘tolerance’ are not in the Bible?
Those words are being preached by some of our political leaders as though they should be part of our Christian faith. Federal judges are trying to force people to believe in these words through political law-making. People are being fined, ordered to think differently, and even forced to give up their livelihood and businesses if they will not change their beliefs.
Many people today are becoming tolerant of evil, and compromising their faith and knowledge of God.
I urge you as Christians, to take up the armor of God, and stand firm in your faith and in the knowledge of God. Don’t tolerate evil as good, or good as evil, and don’t compromise your faith.
Many early Biblical figures were exposed to evil men who wanted to take away their faith in God.
Daniel and his friends were tested by the Babylonians, Medes, and Persians. They stood firm in their faith, and made such a difference that King Nebuchadnezzar told His whole kingdom to worship Daniel’s God.
Moses was compelled to stand up for his fellow Israelites, when he saw their plight of slavery. With God’s help, he led many people out of slavery, and out of Egypt.
If you read the book of Hebrews, chapter eleven lists some of the heroes of faith. Many of them did not even see the land that God was promising to the nation of Israel; Moses did not enter into the promised land, Abraham did not see Israel become a great nation. These men endured hardships because they believed God would do what He said, and they did it for the generations that would come after them.
We have the enormous responsibility of keeping Christianity alive and strong for the generations to come.
Here is what faith in action looked like for earlier Biblical heroes: Hebrews 11:
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
I am glad that these early heroes of faith did not compromise, or tolerate the evil of their day. Their eyes were focused on God, and they followed Him wholeheartedly.
There are people who I love dearly, that are compromising their faith. They associate only with the God of Love, refusing to understand that He is also ‘a consuming fire’. They are allowing the world’s words to dictate their faith, rather than God’s Word.
As I have stated before, one of my favorite verses is found in Psalm 119:11. “Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
We need to know God’s Word, so that we will not be deceived.
What will the end product of compromise and tolerance be? A watered down faith is a dangerous thing. It produces a lukewarm faith that is not appealing to the Lord at all.
Dear God, Help us to put Your word in out hearts. Give us the full armor, to extinguish the fiery darts of the evil one. Keep us from temptation. Help us to stand firm in Your mighty power. I pray for Your presence and help. In Jesus Name, Amen.