Must Say No
Joshua Steely on When Christians Can't Compromise
Compromise is often a good thing. Relationships involve a lot of compromise, and it is especially justified when dealing with matters that are not of great significance. In such cases, compromise is generally a good thing.
But when it comes to important, foundational matters, such as those concerning doctrine and morals, compromise is not so good. In fact, it can be downright bad. If you compromise on something when you shouldn't, you yourself become compromised. You will then have to compromise more and more, and in the end you'll find that you've been compromised all the way over to the other side (or very . . .
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Joshua Steely is Senior Pastor of Pontoon Baptist Church. He lives in the greater St. Louis area with his wife and children.
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