It is a sad commentary on our day that Bible believing Christians place more trust in expediency and pragmatism than they do in the sovereignty of God.
Think I’m overstating the case? Just look at how often you hear the phrase, “We must choose between the lesser of two evils.” And, this is not just reserved for politics. It is manifested in the toleration of antinomian churches, reprobate public schools, and an ungodly media (“What alternatives do we have for entertainment?”).
R.J. Rushdoony hits the nail of the head when he states,
“Without the fixed limits of God’s law, expediency and pragmatism will govern men and lead them from evil to evil.
“We either grow from strength to strength in the Lord, or, by compromise with our reasoning and logic, we become that which we may have once despised and called debased. If we are not the servants of God who believe and obey His every law-word, we become our own law-makers, justifying one evil after another in terms of expediency.”
It is high time we decide how seriously we take our professions of faith, to ensure they are not empty ones.
Excerpted from Chariots of Prophetic Fire, by R. J. Rushdoony, p. 144