Compromise is a way of settling differences by making concessions. Let's tear this construct apart for just a few minutes: A & B are two divergent positions. For agreement to come about, compromise is the way to do it. Both parties A & B believe their positions are right. One or the other is right, and one or the other is wrong. Sometimes both are wrong, but seldom are both right.
In order to compromise one or both parties must concede something. Those concessions are pried away from party A's or party B' positions of correctness. Compromise means one or the other party intentionally does what is wrong to come to agreement. If both parties digress from their original position, both parties agree to do something that they believe is wrong. Because agreement to do wrong is reached, doesn't make the wrong right. The world is full of wrongness because of compromise. The secular world looks at compromise as a good thing, but it is in reality, terrible!
Left-wingers are masters of compromise. Their motis operandi is to compromise because it's a winner for them. Creeping socialism depends on compromise, and it's merely a delaying tactic to achieve their agenda. Liberals propose a position, let's say a proposed law, so far out that they have zero expectations that it will ever become law. They have no problem with compromise because after their concessions, they have what they wanted all along. They do that one bill at a time over a period of years. Their liberal media has made compromise a beautiful thing because it eventually gets them what they wanted in the first place!
The Church's position is that their doctrine is truth. Of course, that's the true church because some denominations intentionally teach falsehoods because their agenda differs from God's will. (Yes, all denominations have agendas). Right-wing fundamentalists have an agenda which endeavors to persuade everyone to believe in Jesus. Their desire is that everyone do God's will so that all can be saved. They are honest about that, and are inflexible and dogmatic because truth can't be bargained away, in their view.
Liberal denominations have compromised. They even brag about their open-mindedness and complain about the narrow viewpoint of fundamentalists. Unfortunately, liberal denominations have traded God's will for the doctrine of men for various reasons: (1) Societal pressures, (2) government intervention, (3) power, (4) membership, (5) pride, (6) social justice, (7) weakness, (8) scientific theory, (8) fear, or (9) because they aren't true believers. All are excuses, and as such, are wrong reasons. Scripture tells Christians to stand firm in the faith.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.It takes a strong person with unshakeable faith to stand firm. It's more like, be men! Standing firm in the faith is to be uncompromising. For instance, one reason that abortions are still legal is because either there are few Christians or because Christians compromise their beliefs. Those are the same reasons we have same-sex marriage and various other perversions.
2 Thessalonians 2:15 "So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter."The traditions in this passage are those things which Jesus taught the apostle's about his will. Those traditions are divine truth. Most denominations have not stood firm as this passage stresses; they have compromised. The list is many. Society and their own organizations refer to them as mainline churches. They are policed by the secular witch hunters, and bow to their wishes. Unchristian mobs define mainline denominations, and those organizations compromise what they once believed for secular approval. Hence, mainline denominations are state religions because they do as the state demands, and their doctrine more closely resembles the law of sin rather than the law of God. They have crept away from tradition, and have become the anti-Church.
That is creeping heresy. The buildings in those denominations are dens for thieves because they have stolen God's word and replaced it with their own. Scripture says that they will be destroyed in God's time. I won't be in one when that happens!
Mainline churches are the spiritual equivalent of socialism; they hold the same doctrine as godless Marxism, but just won't admit it. Because they use Jesus's name, doesn't mean that they do his will.
Matthew 7:21 (ESV) “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven... 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’This is the condition of the compromised church! It is no church at all! Rather than doing God's will they do what is right in their own eyes. (Deuteronomy 12:8).
Like the politicians who compromise their principles to develop governmental hogwash, the liberal mainline churches have done the same. Liberalism in the churches encourages autocratic wrongs in the government. One reason Christians countries have had totalitarian governments is because their churches crept toward liberalism. They are the Compromised Church to the extent that they are anti-Church. They are religious, but not Christian. Rather than the old time religion of Christ, they are the antiquated religion of the golden calf.
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