Quotes for Topic: Compromise
Here is the great evangelical disaster – the failure of the evangelical world to stand for truth as truth. There is only one word for this – namely accommodation. The evangelical church has accommodated to the world spirit of the age. First, there has been accommodation on Scripture, so that many who call themselves evangelicals hold a weakened view of the Bible and no longer affirm the truth of all the Bible teaches – truth not only in religious matters but in the areas of science and history and morality… This accommodation has been costly, first in destroying the power of the Scriptures to confront the spirit of our age; second, in allowing the further slide of our culture. Thus we must say with tears that it is the evangelical accommodation to the world spirit around us, to the wisdom of this age, which removes the evangelical church from standing against the breakdown of our culture.
Reference: The Great Evangelical Disaster, Crossway, 1984, p. 37-38.
The person who refuses to compromise under any and every circumstance is obstinate, unreasonable, and selfish. That sort of strong-willed inflexibility is sinful and has been the ruin of many relationships and organizations. But when it comes to matters of principle – moral and ethical foundations, biblical absolutes, the axioms of God’s Word, God’s clear commands, and the truthfulness of God Himself- it is never right to compromise.
Reference: The Book on Leadership, 2004, p. 51.
Compromise with the culture is often the result when we lose a reverence and respect for the Lord. It’s the “Jesus won’t mind” attitude. To overcome compromise we need to remove our fear of offending the world and recapture a healthy fear of the Lord that our God expects and demands.
Reference: Sermon, Pergamum – The Compromising Church, Revelation 2:12-17, May 31, 2015.
Did you ever notice how recent major theological shifts in the church (acceptance of evolution, fornication, so-called “gay marriage,” self-esteem, etc.), have not come as a result of Christians studying their Bibles. Rather, the shifts have come from the pressure of the world that has persuaded Christians to believe contrary to what is in their Bible.
Reference: Sermon, Christ’s Championship – Devil’s Defeat – Part 2, Revelation 12:1-17, January 17, 2015.
There is a fine line between healthy parental love and child worship. We know the latter has happened when we begin compromising God’s will for the sake of our children or their activities… Compromise always points to idolatry. It displeases God. He does not like competitors, especially when they are our children.
Reference: Gospel-Powered Parenting, 2009, P&R Publishing, p. 33, Used by Permission. Get this book!