By hook or by crook and by unholy compromise, mankind has crafted a new idol that wears a veil of misaligned tolerance and fringed to love. Although Scripture urges the pursuit of pure doctrine, we now consent to a faith wherein each believer picks and chooses bible “trues” that please personal wants and desires. Everyone establishes a personalized and custom version of interpretation and relevance. We teach according to fleshly desires and we believe according to the will of the flesh; and if the gospel does not support these personal interpretations, we merely reassign the significances of doctrinal values. Then we continue forward in the error of agreeing that every man should agree to disagree while the truth itself withers on the vine of personal ignorance.
Do you not know? Can you not comprehend? Unholy compromise assures a limited relationship with God, a relationship wherein truth becomes relevant to emotions rather than holiness.
Understanding Hindered By A New Idol
There is but one Spirit (Ephesians 4:4), and He is one with our own spirit (1–Corinthians 6:17). All Scripture is given from Him (2–Timothy 3:16; 2-Peter 1:21; 1-Thessalonians 2:13). It is by this same Spirit that the Word is revealed to us, the true believer, as the truth of God (John 15:26; 1-John 2:27; 1-Corinthians 2:13).
In reading this text, you should comprehend that only three explanations can be used to define a lack of accord between two Christians:
- Either one or the other interprets through the flesh rather than the spirit
- Both interpret through the flesh rather than the spirit
- One or the other, or both, knows the true interpretation but has accepted an unholy compromise.
For you must acknowledge on simple truth: If two men walk in the Spirit, and that Spirit is one Spirit, then each may grasp a different depth of comprehension than does the other, but those things which are shared between the two must, by the divine evidence that God cannot lie (Titus 1:2), be received as the same truth in one as in the other.
So we now discerned that Satan has introduced among us a wicked, destructive, and unholy Christian compromise wherein a new idol enables us to replace sincerity with pride, integrity were personal desires, and hope with foolishness. Thus even as our spotlight upon solid bible understanding erodes into double-minded suspicions, and as our confession of a straight and narrow path crumbles into an endless series of alternative routes, side roads, and dead ends, our misaligned convictions and our faith in an erroneous world system increases in power.
Thus our methods of interpretation continue to hinder our relationship with God. Unholy compromise abounds. And even the very elect roam near to the verge of a bottomless chasm of disbelief. Thus the new idol grows stronger day by day.
AND Jesus weeps.
Excerpt from the soon to be released: “Reflections of a Sojourner, Journey Into Darkness.”