The Bible says that the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable. Purity always takes priority over peace! We live in a culture of political correctness. We live in a culture of compromise. We live in a culture that promotes doing what is right in men's eyes rather than doing what s right in God's eyes. Consequently, far too many Christians, far too many churches, and far too many denominations are compromising Biblical convictions and following political correctness.
In his 5-04-2011 Blog, “When the Lights Go Out: The Death of a Denomination,” Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. writes, “When a church forfeits its doctrinal convictions and then embraces ambiguity and tolerates heresy, it undermines its own credibility and embraces its own destruction.”
We must be willing to take a stand for what is right. We must keep our hearts and minds firmly planted in the foundational truths of the Bible! The Bible is our final authority for what we believe and for how we behave. We must be salt and light! We must refuse to sacrifice truth for the sake of tolerance. We must refuse to sacrifice purity for the sake of peace. We must take a stand for the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible, the deity of Jesus Christ, the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, the substitutionary death and physical resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the literal physical second coming of Jesus Christ.
We must refuse to undermine the Word just to fit in with the world. If we forfeit our doctrinal convictions, we forfeit our strategic place in this world and we undermine our God-given mission!
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