Compromise, as defined by Merriam-Webster:
: a way of reaching agreement in which each person or group gives up something that was wanted in order to end an argument or dispute
: something that combines the qualities of two different things
: a change that makes something worse and that is not done for a good reason
Americans have been indoctrinated with the idea of compromise in the last few decades on a continuous basis. It is the song being sung by politicians, news pundits and everyone else who has a view point. But the question is, is compromise good for you and your America?
Look at the definition and break the idea down. That’s the only way to answer the question. Merriam-Webster provides three different definitions on it which I provided above.
Take the first one. “A way of reaching agreement in which each person or group gives up something that was wanted in order to end an argument or dispute.” If for instance the people involved are 10 year olds disagreeing as to who is the cowboy and who is the Indian, then compromise might come in handy. Compromise, take turns. If the question at hand is whether to go to Florida this winter or Alaska this summer, compromise, go to New England this fall. Compromise can solve a lot of issues.
What if however, the issue is whether to mug the old woman crossing the street or help her cross safely? Is there a reasonable compromise? Help her across the street, then mug her. I don’t think that works. Or, do you believe in Jesus when you want something from him, but not when it comes to the question of the morality of lying? “Dear Jesus, please bring me an x-box for Christmas”, then cheat on your final exam? That’s a compromise, isn’t it? Believe in the grace of Jesus when you want him to provide, then sin against him when it suits you.
What about “combining two qualities.” That can work. By combining an artist with a scientist, you might come up with an amazing discovery. But, what happens if you combine the cleaning qualities of ammonia and bleach? You make poisonous gas. Can you combine good and evil and come out with an exceptable outcome?
The worse compromise, “a change that makes something worse and for no good reason.” There is no good example of when that is good. There are many examples of when it isn’t. Such as a compromise of your values, ethics and morality. That I am afraid is the most common trend in America.
The point of this. Compromise in today’s society is being sold as a necessity for our growth as a country. Reaching across the aisle or bipartisan efforts seem to be the “pat on the back” tout of politicians. Their way of claiming to be able to work with the other party in order to reach an agreement that is supposed to be good for America. Compromise on taxes, education, religion, etc., etc..
Are there winners and losers in a compromise, or because an agreement has been reached, is everyone a winner?
There are, in fact, clear winners and losers in compromise when the subject at hand is fundamentally fractured in polar opposite directions. When the opposing views are dangerous and transgresses values, traditionally followed by the masses and agreed to by the masses as being proper, there can be only one winner in such a compromise. The winner will always be that of the transgressor.
Looking at it in its most basic term, any compromise that transgresses the morality of God, is in fact Evil. There is no middle ground. A deal with the devil is not a deal you will come out of unscathed. In this case, the devil is driving the agenda.
It is the agenda driver that has something to gain from compromise. If you are a believer in the Lord Jesus as being your savior, then any other belief can only taint your faith. You cannot compromise and tell yourself you will go to heaven because you are a nice person, so therefore, faith in Jesus is not needed. That is a compromise that you will regret on your judgment day.
In the same sense, Americans cannot compromise their ethics and morality to the Progressive movement that is driving the current agenda in our society and politics. Every time we reach an agreement with the Progressive movement, we lose a little bit more of our freedoms. Every time we allow them to redefine the Constitution, we lose the core values that our founding fathers intended to protect by defining our rights as Americans in the Bill of Rights.
It must be understood that there is a right and a wrong direction to move our society. There is no middle ground as long as the Progressive movement drives the agenda, for each compromise is another inch closer to subjugation by a strong central government. One that would be extraordinarily difficult to break free from.
Compromise, as it pertains to good or evil, morality or perversion, freedom or enslavement cannot be allowed. To compromise your morals, to compromise your freedom or to compromise your faith is a sin. The eighth deadly sin.
First posted by Free America Ministry Sept. 2015. – Jeffrey Yenior