Compromise defined by Webster; “a change that makes something worse and that is not done for a good reason”.
Back in the late seventies a young prophet musician Keith Green came out with the album “No Compromise”. In the album Keith sings with passion “I wanna do what you want me to, no empty words and no white lies no token prayers no compromise”. The no compromise message was embraced by a young generation of believers who wanted God enough to separate themselves from worldliness. This didn’t last.
Today the anthem of “no compromise” has been exchanged for “no legalism”. No legalism sounds good until it becomes a package to legitimize compromise. How far can we go before we cross the line is what many Christians want to know today.
Is Christianity black and white or is it gray? And if gray then how many shades of gray are there? What does the Bible say?
Paul writes to the carnal compromising church of Corinth that “a little yeast leavens the whole batch”. Again Paul asks; “what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2Cor.6:14). James writes; “friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God” (James4:4). Peter says; “abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul” (1Pet.2:11). And on it goes.
So what’s wrong with 50 Shades of Gray? “It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret” (Eph. 5:17). Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”(2Cor.6:17). There is no gray in Christ.
“Walk in the light as He is in the light.