Thursday, July 26, 2007

Unity Means Compromise

"I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me."
-John 17:20-21

When Jesus prayed these words, he was praying for true unity. To be in true unity, one must be in unity with the Father. To compromise the very Word of God to have unity with other so called "Christians" is a false unity. It is COMPROMISE!
2 Timothy 4:3- "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;"
The church in America today is full of itching ears wanting to be tickled. As a result, we have hirelings in the pulpits willing to compromise the Word to remain "popular" with the people. Pastors are too busy worrying about how to keep the numbers up than in preaching the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. We live in a "me" centered society. We want to go to church and "feel good." The entire ecumenical movement is wicked and from the devil. If you truly believe the Word of God, you can not be in unity with churches, faiths and denominations that compromise the Word of God to suit their needs. Paul told us to "come out from among them" and to be separate from the world. As true believers we do NOT have to try to be like the world. I urge you to be sure that you are not compromising for the sake of a false "unity".
The following quote describes well the difference between the true Gospel and the gospel of Satan.
The gospel of Satan is not a system of revolutionary principles, nor yet a program of anarchy. It does not promote strife and war, but aims at peace and unity. It seeks not to set the mother against her daughter nor the father against his son, but fosters the fraternal spirit whereby the human race is regarded as one great ‘brotherhood.’ It does not seek to drag down the natural man, but to improve and uplift him. It advocates education and cultivation and appeals to ‘the best that is within us.’ It aims to make this world such a comfortable and congenial habitat that Christ’s absence from it will not be felt and God will not be needed.

–A.W. Pink

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Anonymous said...


No Apology said...

"It aims to make this world such a comfortable and congenial habitat that Christ’s absence from it will not be felt and God will not be needed."

Exactly right! I just finished reading the Gospel of John. By Divine Presence and revelation, He gave us the best of the best within us. But we are much more comfortable being sinners. That way we can keep Jesus at arm's length. He tells us:: The kingdom of God is within you. But we look within and see all the bad stuff, which we identify with, rather that look beyond to the good.

The fact is, we had rather not look for the Kingdom of God within.

So what we get are religions who make a living helping us maintain that distance between Jesus's Truth, and our own shabby versions of it.