I witnessed, some weeks ago, a conversation between a brother I considered faithful and a progressive in the church. I was feeling content with the firmness of the brother until the progressive accused him of creating division because of his protest against false doctrine. The brother apologized and grew silent.
A righteous person who yields to the wicked
is like a muddied spring or a polluted well.
Proverbs 25:26 HCSB
Great promise, poorly fulfilled. So is the just person who, because of the inevitable pressure, gives way before the wicked. The wicked may appear anywhere, even in the church. He pushes constantly toward evil. He uses every resource to pressure, persuade, and win, if not participation, at least, acceptance from others.
Few in the church, from what one sees, do not yield to the flood of impurity and worldliness which crashes upon the faithful.
Will you be one of them?