5 Dangers of the Compromising Church
While Pergamos was soft on sin and compromise, churches at the opposite end can be critical and judgmental sin-sniffers. Neither attitude or position is pleasing to God.
1. The compromising, silent church often lacks boldness; it’s easier to be passive.
But it’s not healthy, wise, or God-honoring. Jesus lovingly challenges the silent compromisers in this church: “You’re a nice church - you feed the homeless and reach out to those in need - but I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality” (italics added; Rev. 2:14).
Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstockphotos.com