When do we compromise our faith, our beliefs, our principles, our morals?
There are organizations and people, leaders and Pastors who are trying to undermine our fundamental Bible faith.
Compromise and acceptance of error is not new. It has been around for thousands of years– in fact since the beginning and has continued until today.
God told Adam and Eve,
“But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:17
And in direct contradiction to what God commanded, Satan (the Old Serpent) told Eve,
“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:” Genesis 3:4
The Nation of Israel rebelled against God’s commands to Moses and compromised by building their special idols.
Paul wrote letters to the Corinthian Church, the Galatian church and many other churches to warn against doctrinal and moral compromise. The New Testament is full of warnings against those who preach a false message. These are false prophets regurgitating false messages to be accepted by immature Christians.
If you doubt my premise, please check out these men and their movements who seek to alter or destroy our faith:
Plus many others people and organizations here listed by LightHouse Trails web site.:This page also contains information about LightHouse Trails and their beliefs… Well worth a look.
Reblogged this on Delete Wheat with Christy Petty and commented:
This heresy is still going on– Satan started it, with ” Nope, God did not mean really die” And now these false prophets continue it. This blog was written in 2008. I have just become aware of this heresy in 2012, that leaders in churches are being turned. And running the sheep off of a cliff!
Beware of wolves in sheeps clothing!!
You have a great point. Unfortunately we see such actions on the part of believers in Christ as either spiritual immaturity or rebellion… both resulting from a lack of discerning teachers and preachers. It is a pity and shame!!
In Jesus Christ eternally, Jack
Hi Pastor Jack:
Even though this is a three year old discussion board, I feel that it is even more timely than ever today! There is an area of compromise that I believe desperately needs to be addressed in our Christian churches today.
I have noticed a very disturbing trend among the youth in America’s churches today. It seems that many of our young people (males and females) have bought into the popular use of tattoos [and/or body-piercing jewelry]. It breaks my heart to see young men and even more so young women in church who have arms and sometime necks covered with tattoos. Undoubtedly they are following the lead of such “heroes” as NBA stars, actors and rock singers. And, after all, they might self-justifyingly say, “All of my friends are doing it,” or “All of the cool kids are doing it,” or “All of my tattoos are Christian symbols; I’m using them as a witness for Jesus.”
Let’s examine this practice from a biblical and practical standpoint.
First, what does the Bible have to say?
A. Leviticus 19:28 (KJV): “Ye shall not make any cuttings of your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks [the NIV calls them ‘tattoo marks’] upon you: I am the Lord” (a clear prohibition against tattooing).
B. I Corinthians 3:16-17 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”
C. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
Second, what if someone has multiple visible tattoos from before they became a Christian? Of course they are most welcome to come to church and join with other believers in worship, but should there be any guidelines or admonitions of fellow brethren or pastors regarding covering visible markings with clothing? Personally, I find it distracting to the spirit of worship when someone near me is covered with noticeable tattoos. Should people be encouraged to have them medically removed? I fear that if anyone in leadership especially were to display tattoos, particularly to the youth, it might encourage others to get them as well.
Third, isn’t the public displaying of tattoos a poor witness to unbelievers who might view those Christians as being no different than the rest of the world?
Fourth, are there any leading pastors willing to speak out against the practice of Christians wearing tattoos, or is this subject a hot potato which no one wants to touch?
Ain’t it the truth, Ms. Green. It’s amazing how fallen man hates pure Biblical grace.
God Bless you bro. Jack. How are you physically? Is your excellent wife doing well?
The scary part about the men you mentioned is that they have huge followings.
Broad is the way…
Matthew 7 vs 1-2
Well said! Thank you for taking the time to present the truth!