I’m going to be shameless today. I’m going to shamelessly use my daughter’s blog post as my post today. Yes, I know that’s shameless, but it’s a wonderful post and I couldn’t have said it better myself. Let me warn you though…what you will read WILL step on your toes! I promise. So, read with caution:
When the Church Compromises
April 14, 2011 by dkevinbrown
Why do we compromise our Christianity? Dad was talking to me about dates for a certain event at church and how the church has to work around school schedules, sports, dance, vacations… you name it… the church has to work around it. The Church is constantly compromising. Not only does it compromise its schedule, but it does so morally. We all act great at church or around other believers but then we wear… that to prom?? We say this at school? Why? Where is Jesus in our actions? Why do we somehow make it to everywhere else in the day but somehow by Wednesday night… we’re too tired? Where are our desires for the Lord? It is something I constantly wonder about. Why is it that God’s stuff is put on the back burner? Ouch. That hurt me when I thought about it.
I was looking at some prom pictures from some girls I know and I was absolutely mortified at the blatant immodesty of some of them. It breaks my heart that girls that call themselves, daughters of God would wear dresses like that. We expect so much out of ourselves in other aspects of life, but when it comes to God, our expectations tend to be so very low. I can’t help but look around at the things we watch, the way we dress, the way we spend our money, the things we say and wonder, “Why do we compromise?” Satan convinces us that it’s okay. We separate God and life.
We sing Christian songs at certain places (like church) and then vile and brash songs are played in Christian homes across the board. We compromise in dating. I fail to understand why teens (or any age for that matter) that have been dating for two weeks are holding hands, kissing and acting like married couples. We compromise in so many things. We put what we consider “life” before the One who gave it to us.
There was once a friend of mine who moved here to the “Bible belt” of the South. He once asked soon after moving here, “There are a lot of members of churches around here, but I have a question… where are all of the Christians?” Isn’t that an eye-opening question? Especially here in the South, many claim to know Jesus as their Savior, but few really live with Him as the Lord of their lives. Those of us who are followers of Christ desperately need to raise the bar. We do not to compromise the Church and God for everything else.
Do you see how my mind can take a five-minute conversation and spin it into a lengthy blog post? Ha ha! I just wanted to share with you what the Lord has helped me see over time. I have seen that we as Christians need to get a backbone and not compromise to the world. We need to stand up… now.
Thanks for taking time to read something like this that steps on all of our toes, mine most certainly included.
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