There have been many new developments of late in and around Christianity. The secular world continues to marginalize many Christians for their non-politically correct view and high moral standards. Which, to biblical Christians, comes at no surprise and is actually easily accepted. More troubling though, and again, coming as no surprise, is the newest schism taking place beneath the umbrella of fundamental Christianity. This dividing line within the visible church can be summed up in one simple question: IS DOCTRINAL COMPROMISE BIBLICAL?! Not simply a compromise of superficial, peripheral beliefs but rather of the core doctrines of the faith. Can born again, bible believing Christians make concessions, work along side of, and proactively search for common ground with other religious groups who deny, corrupt, and at times, out right attack the central tenets of Christianity? I believe the answer would be based on the believer’s worldview and the source of truth they adhere to, man’s truth or God’s Truth. The irony is in the simplicity of the answer which begs no debate or dialogue. God and His inerrant, all authoritative Word allows us no compromise even if it requires us standing firm and rebuking a close friend or acquaintance with a long standing reputation of being a solid biblical apologist, teacher, author or preacher. The foundation of true truth for born again believers is set in the completed canon of Scripture and can not be re-written no matter the cost. This is a decision that must be reconciled in the hearts of all who carry the label of biblical believer. Each individual member of the visible Christian church is at a crossroad, the ways that seem right to a man or “the” way set forth by God and His Word. We must seek God’s truth from God’s Word, not from the teachings and beliefs of man desiring to feed the flesh through popularity or notariety. We must remain anchored in a contextual understanding of the Bible allowing Scripture to interpret Scripture as to not be set adrift!
Because of the Jesus Christ of Scripture, Addie K. Miller