THE SAD TESTIMONY OF MR. WIMPY
(Fictional but too close to reality!)...by Alan Yusko
Hi, my name is Mr. Wimpy. Years ago I was considered to be a person who was solid in doctrine. I was a 'fundamentalist' and I stood fast to the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith. Then one day I was challenged. Something I loved near and dear was compromising with the false religion of Roman Catholicism. I was politely confronted and challenged by some people I knew. This encouraged me to dig deeper. At first, I could not believe this was happening. As I began to research, I quickly realized that a choice must be made. I could accept the compromise or I could reject it. This was a very hard choice to me because I loved this thing so much. After much soul searching and thought, I decided to do nothing. I realize this was the same as accepting the compromise. As the years passed, this thing I loved got into much more evil and compromise. It accepted and encouraged heavy religious rock and roll as well as a full embrace of the vineyard laughing/barking movement (among other things). Through it all I kept quiet and I simply accepted all the compromise that I saw before my eyes.
Ladies and gentlemen, that was quite a story! Let me recap: This person was considered to be a good fundamental Christian years ago. Then a compromise and a choice came before him. Mr. Wimpy could stand fast to the Christian faith or he could accept the compromise. Mr. Wimpy decided to accept the compromise by simply doing nothing about it. As the years passed more choices and compromises had to be made. Mr. Wimpy decided to silently accept all of them.
Here are some points to consider:
1) The first compromise is difficult. Mr. Wimpy knew it was wrong but he compromised anyway. This made the later compromises much easier. Once the first compromise is made the standard is set. Further compromises simply line up behind the established standard.
2) Doing nothing but to simply accept the compromise is a very popular method for a compromise.
3) This didn't come out in Mr. Wimpy's testimony, but he also developed a cold heart over the years. Back before the initial compromise, Mr. Wimpy was a friendly man who was pleasant to know. However, as the compromises came, his heart grew colder. Mr. Wimpy no longer can be considered as a person with a loving warm heart. As a person compromises and falls away from God, the heart grows colder.
4) The 'thing' that Mr. Wimpy loved so much could be a church, or a ministry...
Here is a question for the reader of this tract: Are you like Mr. Wimpy? Have you sold out to the devil and accepted all kinds of compromises that deep in your heart of hearts you know is wrong?
If the answer is: 'yes', then what are you going to do about this challenge?
Are you going to ignore this tract and accept another compromise? Or are you going to repent and get back to a close, obedient, doctrine loving walk with God?
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
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