Beyond spiritual compromise

A clean heart doesn’t speak with a dirty mouth. Wise eyes recognize evil’s disguise and don’t compromise with its lies. To compromise with lies is to choose deception rather than reality, fables instead of facts.

A compromised conscience collapses into inner chaos. Christ heals compromised consciences.

Christians are called to: meditate on Jesus; do what He says; and facilitate interaction with Him. The best preaching makes people dependent on the risen Jesus, not on a particular preacher. The point of preaching is not to make a point, but to point out the risen Christ so that people can listen to and obey Him.

The Holy Spirit and the Bible never “sugar coat” the Gospel, but preachers often do. What I read in the Bible and what I hear from preachers, are often far apart. Passively listening to sermons can be misleading. (Jesus said that there will be “false prophets.” Be on guard.)

Don’t just revolve around a church or a preacher. Get actively involved with the living Jesus. If you want spiritual traction that grabs the road to peace and joy, you need lots of personal interaction with Jesus. Why should we settle to limp along in life when the Bible says we can “mount up with wings as eagles”?

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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