by Steve Countryman
6/08/2011 / Christian Living
Compromise is never free. You must be willing to give up something when you compromise. Compromising your faith, beliefs, common sense and freedoms for the sake of public pressure or public opinion as stated by faulty news agencies is just a form of deception. To compromise by giving away land for peace has not brought Israel any peace! Now they are told to give more land away for peace!?! Compromise is to blend other beliefs or plans with your own while giving away some of your beliefs or plans to come into an agreement with another party. It is dangerous to come into agreement with your enemies! This will weaken or dilute your position, power, authority, defenses and beliefs.
No other time in history has Christians in America been faced with more opposition and spiritual battles then what is gong on now and what could be waiting for us in the near future. Christianity is under attack and the opposition wants to silence us! Now is not the time for compromise. We Christians have been too accommodating in silence for way too long. Compromising our beliefs in silence while watching our freedoms slip right through our hands. No where in the Bible does it say that Christians are to be submissive, quiet, obedient, peace loving at any cost to our sworn enemies. We have given away too much of our authority and freedoms to those groups by our silence and apathy. Every time Christians compromise we lose a freedom! The Bible says, "the meek will inherit the earth" not the weak!
So you ask what have we lost by our silence and apathetic attitude? We have compromised away our freedoms! Freedom to pray in school. Freedom to recite the pledge of allegiance in school. Freedom to discuss politics, name names and endorse/criticize politicians from the pulpit (IRS 501c). Freedom to say yes to life instead of legalized abortion. Freedom to recite the Bible in public without fear of being arrested for "hate crime/speech". Freedom to have creationism/intelligent design taught in our schools instead of evolution without teachers being fired. Freedom to raise children believing that marriage is between one man and one woman. Freedom to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus at Christmas in all public and government places. Freedom to display the "Ten Commandments" in all courtrooms, prisons, jails, schools and government judicial buildings. Freedom for pharmacist to decline the dispensing of "morning after" pills on religious grounds without being fired. Freedom for military chaplains to witness or share the Gospel and pray in the name of Jesus to enlisted personnel without being disciplined. Freedom to study and use the Bible in the classroom as much as the Koran is. Freedom to choose our own healthcare provider and treatment without government interference. Freedom to die of natural causes rather than government assisted suicide. Under government provided healthcare the politicians decide if you are not healthy enough or too old to save, then they will provide assisted suicide to fix your health problems. Freedom to make schools ask for parents permission to vaccinate any child for STDs. Freedom to withdraw your child from any sex education program. Freedom to deny your school the ability to hand out any birth control medicines or prophylactics to your child. This isn't all of our lost and soon to be lost freedoms. Historically, socialist governments have had zero tolerance for Christianity all the while preaching tolerance and diversity.
Closet Christians are a thing of the past and are doomed for destruction! I used to get very frustrated about all of the injustices allowed in our wonderful and God blessed country. I felt like my hands were tied and that there was nothing I could do to change it. Until I found out that was their whole idea. To make all of us believe that we are helpless, hopeless and useless. What a lie! Too many Christians have bought into that lie and been deceived. Since when do we have to apologize for being Christian? Main stream media will try to make you feel like second class citizens or a nut case for believing in God. They are the ones who are deceived! We can make a difference if we will stand up and be counted! When you look at recent history, when the evangelicals got out and voted in 2004, what a difference was made on Election Day. A simple start is to vote! Voting is your right. Vote for the judges who will uphold Christian values. Vote for politicians who are God fearing men and women who will appoint God fearing judges. Vote for laws and ordinances that do not restrict or hinder your Christian values and beliefs. DO NOT vote for anyone who supports abortion, socialist government, euthanasia or government provided healthcare! We don't have to lose anymore freedoms. We can get back those we have lost! Voting, along with prayer, is a simple but powerful thing to do and you can make a difference!
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