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Coasting is Compromise: The Importance of Being a Proactive Church - New Small Church
Adapting to new methods to tell the old, old story may be our greatest defense against unbiblical compromise. Why? Because the greatest danger of compromise comes, not from choosing to move forward, but from the almost invisible magnetic appeal of coasting along with today’s methods and yesterday’s comfort. When we choose to move forward, we’re more conscious of the change and its inherent threats. When we stand still, we’re less aware of the dangers. We need to recognize that the world is changing. Instead of clinging to the past, coasting in the present, or chasing the future, we need to do what the Apostle Paul did – use the best methods available to communicate the gospel’s eternal truths. (1 Cor 9:20-23)