6 Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord— 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight— 8 we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. 9 Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (NASB)
Pragmatism is an ugly, profane word. Oh, I know that to some professing Christians that it is their modus operandi in how they approach and do ministry, but I assure you that it is the tool our enemy uses to attack and discourage Christians from standing for the truth of God and all of His underlying principles that we are commanded to hold dear and obey….
God’s ways are not Man’s ways. No, His ways are higher, but that does not excuse Christians from obeying Him in standing for truth and never compromising with the ways of the world and the flesh.
Compromise is the demand in our day and time. All who refuse to climb onto its bandwagon are condemned as narrow minded by actually believing there is such a thing as absolute truth. No, to the post-modern person all things are relative. However, that philosophy will hold no water when we stand before the judgment seat of Christ to give an account and to receive what is due for what we have done in the body. As Christians, we are called to conform not to the ways of Man, but to the ways of God. We are not to pattern our lives after the ways of the world, but after our Lord and Saviour.