No Big Deal
Posted on August 19, 2019 by America's Keswick in Victory Call
Years ago, I watched the film “Time Changer” and after doing so, I hadn’t been able to stop thinking about its message. God’s Word is Truth and we can’t cut corners, or make compromises with the Word, or think that what is in the Word is old fashioned and out of date.
- Why…. if God were to write a few more chapters today, He would have more knowledge of what “science” has discovered since the Bible was written or just been more updated in His thinking.
- Divorce is okay not just in the case of adultery but…for mistakes, a change of mind or if times get too hard.
- Homosexuality isn’t a sin; it’s something you’re born with, just another lifestyle.
- Addiction…what does God know about that? It’s a disease, a genetic disorder.
- We evolved from apes. It’s ignorant to think we began in the garden with Adam and Eve.
As a society we have bought into those lies and so many others. We have become friendly with the world. We have come to think that it’s no big deal to compromise here or there. We never meant to stray this far from the Truth of the Bible, but we did. James 4:4 says “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Any one who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” Adulterous people. When we compromise His Holy Word or think we can be satisfied by something other than God, we are cheating on God…in other words adulterers.
That is very serious. We are no different from the people of Israel before the exile, who began to slowly compromise their faith. Look how far they strayed. I’m sure they never thought they would have gone that far in sin and disobedience when they made their first compromise. James was warning the first century church that they were becoming a bit too friendly with the world. He called them adulterers too.
2 Peter 1:20-21 says, “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had is origin in the will of man but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” Do we believe His Holy Word? If we do then we know that everything we find in Scripture is God’s Truth and nothing has caught Him by surprise. Not addiction, nor homosexuality nor any other lies of the world.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be a friend of the world and in so doing become an enemy of God. It is a big deal when we compromise. We have the Truth, we needn’t look to the world. We have all we need for living a victorious life and all we need to do is go to the source … His Holy Scripture.
Written by Mary Ann Kiernan: Mary Ann recently retired after 11 years on staff at America’s Keswick, where she served both in women’s ministry and as the Intake Manager at the Colony of Mercy.
Think About This: “Instead of being wishy-washy people who will selfishly counteract our ethics or our doctrines on a whim, we must live joyous and holy lives that point to Jesus Christ as the lone source of our personal conduct.” – Jonathan Falwell
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. – Psalm 139:7-8
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.