If you have a set of beliefs that makes up your core being, then you should live by it — no matter what. My beliefs come from the Bible, the Word of God; and quite often they conflict with the culture of the day, going against what is popular and accepted as appropriate behavior.
So what do we do when we’re attacked and criticized because our beliefs conflict with society? We should defend them and never compromise. If you compromise on something you say you believe in, then it was never truly a belief. In fact, we can compromise on a lot of things, but never on the Word of God.
We should learn how to defend our beliefs and values so that, when others criticize, we are not put to shame; because we are prepared to answer (I Peter 3:15-16). I’ve been criticized a lot for what I believe on certain issues, but — no matter what people say — I stay true to my beliefs.
The Bible is truth and knowing the truth makes us free and gives us confidence. Therefore, take a stand, and don’t give ground to compromise.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, March 7, 2016 @ 6:32 AM CDT
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