We live in a world of compromise. Is that how God’s people should live?
Go ask Ananias and Sapphira. If you don’t know who these two are, go look it up.
Go ask Achan son of Karmi.
Go ask Cain.
Go ask the Apostle Peter, as he separated himself from the Gentiles.
Go ask Demas.
Ask Jim Bakker.
Ask Jimmy Swaggart.
Billions of people live the life of compromise, and they pay an enormous price. Billions more have led an equally compromised life, but they were never caught; they lived just inside the rules of social legitimacy. But even while they have lived, their reward waits for them.
I can force no one to live a pure life in Christ. But I can certainly warn about the cost of compromise.