1 Corinthians 3:16 KJV
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1 Corinthians 3:9-11 KJV
For we are laborers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
I began my Christian walk in 1975 and I have found that at any time I compromised, any time I rejected or diluted the written word of God my Christian life began to weaken; even at times becoming shaky.
I have concluded many years ago that is best to never compromise with the world or Satan.
My family, my friends and myself will face many storms and temptations in this life, I need to be strong and as the Bible says,
1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
I have purposed not to live in compromise to the things of God. I do not want to be the one that encourages my family to compromise.
As a Pastor, I have seen the result of substituting Gods plan for something that seems like it will work, expecting that there would be no collapse of family, friends and faith.
I believe compromise has been a destroyer of faith, family and the church.
Think on the scriptures and you will conclude that compromise has always been a tool the devil uses to break down our relationships with fellow man and God.
Jude 1:20-21 KJV
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Psalms 5:11-12 AMP
But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits. For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).
My desire for you:
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
May God give you the wisdom and grace to not compromise.