Compromise By Any Other Name

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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 His license to preach had been revoked by the communist government without explanation.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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