Is compromising your convictions the cost of citizenship in the United States? We talk about that and much more on this episode of our youth ministry podcast, Youth Challenge Today.
Compromising Your Convictions
A New Mexico Supreme Court Justice is quoted as saying that “at some point in our lives all of us must compromise – if only a little – to accommodate the contrasting values of others.” Further the Justice had stated that compromise is the “price of citizenship.” Many history books claim that the United States was founded upon and, in the quest for, Religious Liberty. But now at this point in American history, citizens are being taken to court, fined, jailed, and forced to close down their businesses for acting upon their Religious Liberty. This isn’t theoretical; this is happening – albeit on a very small scale. But there may come a time when you are faced with the choice of compromising your convictions or serving time in prison. You may be faced with the decision of compromising your convictions a little, or losing a lot. Perhaps your business. Maybe every physical thing that you have. Will you compromise your convictions? What would Jesus do?
Ariel Castro, the man that was convicted of kidnapping 3 young women and holding them captive for over a decade in Cleveland, has taken his own life, hanging himself in his prison cell. Prosecutors are calling Castro a coward for not serving his sentence saying, “This man couldn’t take, for even a month, a small portion of what he had dished out for more than a decade.” We contrast the end of his life with that of an 81 year old cancer patient that was baptized into the Lord only days before passing into eternity. He had resisted faith in Jesus saying that he had neglected God for 81 years. Why would He accept him now? Both men have now met God. Did either of them cheat justice?
We talk about these things and so much more, including the Games of the Century, on this episode of our youth ministry podcast, Youth Challenge Today.
YCT is the show where we explore the things that challenge you in your day to day life as well as equipping you to rise to the call of following Jesus. We’ll challenge you; you challenge us; and together we’ll be stronger in Him.
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