Results of Religious Compromise
“And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.” 2 Chronicles 19:2
Jehoshaphat was a godly king of Judah who faithfully served the Lord, but he made the tragic mistake of forming an alliance with ungodly king Ahab of Israel in fighting against their common enemy Syria. After all, he reasoned, they were “brothers,” both descended from Abraham, so they could join together in battling the Syrians.
As a result, although God continued to bless Jehoshaphat during his lifetime, this compromise eventually resulted in great tragedy in his family when his son and successor, Jehoram, married Ahab’s wicked daughter Athaliah and then slew all his own brothers, and soon he himself died of a loathsome disease (2 Chronicles 21:4, 6, 19).
The road of compromise eventually ends in a precipice, especially in matters regarding the integrity of God’s Word and His saving gospel. The timeless principle for Christians today is given in 2 Corinthians 6:14-15: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? . . . or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?”
This warning and command is at least as greatly needed today as it was in Paul’s day. Spiritual, moral, and religious compromise seem to be endemic in the Christian realm today, in both doctrine and practice, and God would warn us that tragedy is imminent in the generation of our children, if not before.
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing” (2 Corinthians 6:17). – Dr. Henry M. Morris
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, May 13, 2018
10:00a.m. Sunday School for all ages.
11:00a.m. Morning Service – Rev. John Bodner
4:00p.m. Community Outreach
6:00p.m. Pre-service prayer time
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Pastor Jesse Bartz
Wednesday, May 16th
7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study – Trinitarian Bible Society
(Held in the High School assembly room)
Friday, May 18th
7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club
Sunday, May 20th
10:00a.m. Sunday school for all ages
11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
6:00p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Tuesday, May 22nd
7:00p.m. Spring Clean-up
Wednesday, May 23rd
7:25p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
Friday, May 25th
9:00a.m. Women’s Morning Bible Study
7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club
Whitefield Christian Schools Science Fair
Grades 5-8 will be presenting a Science Fair on May 16th (in the gymnasium). Our church prayer meeting will be held that evening in the school assembly room and visitors are welcome before and after to visit the displays. Please be in prayer for our staff, students, and parents.
Trinitarian Bible Society
Mr. Adrian Stoutjesdyk of the TBS will be speaking at our Prayer meeting on May 16th, about the ministry and translation work of the Society. This will be our family and youth night so please make a special effort to attend. There will be a fellowship time after.
Spring Clean Up
The Board has set two evenings, May 22 & 29 from 7-9pm, for a clean-up of the buildings and grounds. Ladies are also invited to help with the interior of our church and school buildings. We appreciate anyone who can help to keep the Lord’s house clean and tidy.
International Lunch – DATE CHANGE - May 27th
We are planning another international lunch following the morning service on May 27th. Families are asked to bring a hot dish and salad or dessert. Beverages will be provided, we hope you will be able to attend.
Election of Deacons
We ask the congregation to be in prayer for the upcoming election of deacons to serve for the next three years. The Session has set the date for September 19th, to give time for nominations, interviews and prayer. The Pastor is planning to speak on the office of the deacon on May 20th, with further information on the nomination process.