Compromise By Any Other Name

Nephos

In God’s Smuggler, Brother Andrew gives an autobiographical account of smuggling Bibles into the countries behind the Iron Curtain. This has been a challenge and inspiration to Christians for years.

On one of his early trips to Budapest, Hungary, his guide takes him to meet a pastor who has been forced to make lamp shades in order to support his family. His license to preach had been revoked by the communist government without explanation. Having lost his livelihood, this pastor worked from early morning to late night in order to meet the most basic needs of his family. Bro. Andrew is troubled by what he sees.

“After we left I asked Professor B (his host) how typical this pastor’s plight was.”

“Fairly typical among the churches that do not compromise,” he said, “But many compromise. They ‘adjust’ to the regime not only in politics but in the basics of…

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Overcoming Fear

“The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”  Proverbs 29:25
“So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple.”  Luke 14:33

Our Lord GOD and Father, in You we trust. Always may we keep in our hearts and minds that You are God, that in Your hands alone our daily lives and living rest. That, the fear of man and governments of men are a snare. There is only One who can meet our every need and give us true freedom and that is You, Lord.

We desire to be faithful disciples. We will cherish You, Your word, and will commit ourselves to You and You alone through the gift and power of Your Comforter, the Holy Spirit given us through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and our faith in His finished work there on that cross.

Fill us with Your Spirit, Lord, till all shall see Christ only, always living in us. Amen.