The Heart of the Matter

     Change without compromise means we must never move away from the intent of the Word of God in order to fit in better with the world- view of life. Compromising the truth of God’s Word to bring wanted change in our world is not acceptable to what the apostles taught (for example, Paul writing to the Church from a Roman prison cell, “I am not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God unto Salvation”).

     We are in Jesus Christ because the Spirit has raised us from spiritual death, quickened our souls, and given us affection for God that did not happen naturally. Because of that fact, we must preserve the integrity of the Word of God at all cost, for it is by the grace of God, and the Word of God that faith to believe in Jesus Christ has come into our lives. We are constantly living in changing times, and sometimes it is hard to change, but when we embrace change we must never compromise the truth of our faith in God and obedience to the Word of God.

     Jesus said, "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matt. 28:19–20).