Negotiation is about finding the best solution for the parties involved, and compromise is the name of this game. However, as I stated yesterday, Christianity has no room to negotiate nor compromise. There is no compromise in the following.
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
We have no room to negotiate on this statement by Jesus, and it is the cornerstone of why I say, "there is no middle ground in Christianity." Now a person can argue that this statement is not true, but if you belief it, than there is no compromise.
The area where people want Christians to compromise to a middle ground are the moral issues of our day. The love factor is leading the day on this front, but love never violates the moral code of God. Love supports the moral code, and does not violates it. Love does not allow you to violate the womb in order to kill an unborn child, just because you have redefined its status as a fetus, and not a human baby. Love does not violate God's creative order of one man and one woman making up a reproductive entity, regardless of the attempt to redefine the status of a family.
Redefinition is not truth, it is an attempt to manipulate a desired affect, and get a society to accept it. It is manipulation, and nothing more.
I personally do not like to be manipulated and told our definitions have changed by a select group of people who have made themselves out to be the societal change agents. Sorry, there is no middle ground on either one of these issues, because God says, abortion is murder, and same sex marriage is an abomination. If you call yourself a Christian, and you follow the Bible as your authority for life, you can not come away with any other conclusion, there is no middle ground. We can not compromise with God's Word, because if we do, it will always lead to rebellion to God.
In the last days, the attitude of no compromise will not go well for the church, because compromise is the play book of the Devil. His game plan is simple, get Christians to negotiate truth, he doesn't want us to deny God, just dilute Him. Compromise the commitment to keeping His Word, and become lukewarm in our practice of our faith. The Devil knows that God has no middle ground, where He compromises His Word.
That is no middle ground between heaven and hell, there is no purgatory, no middle ground. There is no middle ground as far as God's Word is concerned, either we obey it, or we reject it, you can't pick and choose what you like to agree with, and dismiss the rest. There is no middle ground. Either Jesus is the Savior of the world or He is not, if He is not, then there is no salvation for mankind, there is no middle ground.
There is no middle ground in Christianity and if you think there is, than we don't have Christianity. Christianity is about Christ, and His death on the cross , and there is no middle ground in this sacrifice. The cross was Christ's defining moment, when truth triumphed over all, declaring all middle ground as resisting the purposes of God.
Keeping it honest and truthful.....K