So much of the church desiring to be palatable to a broken culture wants to lower standards today so that worldly people feel comfortable coming into the “body”. Allowing that to occur, Christians are then seduced into worldly morality and compromised in an effort to be relevant.
It is nonsense and I’m calling it out.
The church is not a democracy or permissive society, it’s a blood-bought family of Believers. The Holy Ghost fills us – not the culturally relevant ghost – a Kingdom based on Gods Word, not mans word.
Jesus, through John in Revelation, points this out very clearly (2:14) “But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice sexual immorality.” (NIV)
If you recall Balaam was not permitted by God to curse Israel – only bless it. But at Balaks insistence he finally provided the advice leading to their compromise and subsequent fall. Balaam recommended Balak send in young women to teach them their religion and allegiance to false gods that worshipped through sexual immorality.
See how it works? Give an inch and a mile is close behind.
This same thing is happening today. Compromise through so-called tolerance, moral laxity – you add a few. The church needs a wake-up call. Perhaps that’s what we’re seeing take place in this exact moment in time. I sure hope so.
Let’s stand together against compromise. Hold on to what we know is true. Gods truth, not our relative truth.
And that’s the memo.