Who Are Compromising Christians?
“Having a form of godliness but denying its power.” (2nd Timothy 3:5, NKJV)
Compromising Christians are complacent Christians who are satisfied where they are now spiritually. They are not interested in growing in the things of God and they are limited in their walk with Christ. They do not study the Bible nor participate in Bible Studies. They are generally good people who trust in their good works to get them into heaven. They do not preach or teach the Word to others and hardly ever share what they have learn during Sunday Morning Services.
They are not lights in the church, very dim at home and dark in the community. Christians who desire to fulfill their call to service in Christendom are considered “lights of the world” according Matthew 5:14. They shine in church; they shine at home and in their communities. To be dim or dull is to barely shine at all. People can see something, but it is rarely recognizable. To be dark in the community means to blend in with the world. In Matthew 5:16, the scripture urges all believers to let their lights so shine before men, so that they may see their good works and glorify God.
Christians who compromise are quite liberal when it comes to the things of God. They see nothing wrong with drinking sociably, engaging in lewdness and occasional promiscuity. They are lenient when it comes to sexual immorality, abortions and homosexuality. They are “like children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind or doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting” (Ephesians 4:14). The compromisers do not endure sound doctrine, but desire to hear that which is pleasing to their hearing, because they have itching ears.
They reject the truth and turn aside to fables (2nd Timothy 4:3-4). They are spiritually immature and have a temporal relationship with God. Their prayer time consist of praying before they go to sleep, if they are not too tired, or if they are in desperate need for God to act on their behalf. They rarely talk about the Lord, let alone will offer encouraging words according to the Scriptures or prayer. They have no Word in them, and so they avoid those who talk about the things of God. They will never go to the altar for prayer and literally will run from anyone who offers to pray for them or with them. Compromising Christians levitate to other compromisers and participate in critical talk against “Sold-Out-To-Jesus Saints,” uncompromising Christians.
Compromising Christians in leadership deem themselves to be intellectual, powerful and insightful to the needs of all people. They make unbiblical choices concerning Christians and base their decisions on amalgamating the world with spiritual things, in hopes of satisfying everyone. Wolves in sheep clothing are how they are described by Jesus in Matthew 7:15-16. With urgency Jesus warns against the false prophets and guarantees that we will know them by their fruit. These compromisers or false prophets “…will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the
Lord who brought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction” (2nd Peter 2:1). Unfortunately, many others will follow their destructive ways and the righteous will be oppressed by the compromisers’ filthy conduct, “for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds” (2nd Peter 2:8). The Bible also reveals in 2nd Peter 2:18-22 that these compromisers speak great swelling words of emptiness to allure others through the lusts of the flesh. “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption…” (v.19).
Compromisers suppress the Holy Spirit, especially during church services. They will always suppress that which they do not understand, do not believe in or do not have. They do not understand the five-fold ministry of Jesus Christ (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher, Ephesians 4:11), so they reject it. They compromise God’s commands, appealing to only what the flesh is capable of achieving. If it is at all possible, they will surely find a way around God’s commandments by altering their meanings.
They make excuses for giving into to the ways of the world and blame others for their failures. They will never over extend themselves, unless it benefits them. They put everything else before God. In the Apostle Paul’s descriptive of perilous men in 2nd Timothy 3:2-5 (NKJV) he forewarns, “For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despiser of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” Surely we are in the last days, because we hear much of these behaviors coming from so call Christians today.
1. What is the meaning of the name Christian?
2. What is the only kind of Christian?
3. What does a Christian practices and why? 1st John 3:8-10
4. What are the procedures of receiving Salvation?
5. What are the seven (7) things that must be added to one’s faith to secure one’s calling?