WHENEVER DANGEROUS TIMES OCCUR, the faint-hearted always argue that we should hold a summit meeting with Satan and find some compromise which will satisfy the forces of evil, so we can be in harmony with them, without any controversy. They ignore the fact that, in 6,000 years of recorded history, every compromise with evil has brought only more evil as its well-earned penalty. They try to dress up this compromise in garments of respectability, by claiming that it is “Christian’, and for this purpose they sometimes lift a portion of some Bible verse out of context; more often, they merely assert boldly that making peace is Christian–even when it is the kind of “peace” they are getting in Hungary and Tibet. WHO SETS THE STANDARD OF WHAT IS CHRISTIAN? No-one but Jesus Christ, Himself, can do that.
Let’s see what He has said about it. In John 12: 47-48, He said, “And if any man hear MY WORDS, and believe not, I judge him not: He that rejecteth Me and receiveth not MY WORDS, hath one that judgeth him: THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, THE same SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY.” “I judge him not”—that is, not out of offended personal pride — but “THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN”—the eternal truths to which we must all measure up. And note that He says, “the word that I have spoken”—nobody else can overrule Him.