As the church began to grow, the faith of the apostles did too. They performed miracles and healings as they preached the resurrection power of Jesus.
This did not set too well with the religious crowd over at the Temple. The Sanhedrin had a couple of the apostles arrested.
This only made them bolder in the face of persecution and it was to the religious leaders of that day that Peter proclaimed about Jesus, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”Acts 4:12
The apostles were threatened. They could be subjected to prison time or beatings if they continued to preach Jesus.
Their response is uncompromised: “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:19-20
In today’s world a constant barrage of anti-Christian rhetoric exists. Christian’s are called intolerant, racists, bigoted, and homophobic.
The lesson learned from those early apostles should be “No Compromise”.
You cannot change the message from that which the Bible gives. You cannot water down the pure milk of the word of God and remain true to “thus says the Lord!”
There is no compromise and no backing down.
Christianity cannot mix the tenets of the faith with that of other religions. I’ve heard much about something called Chrislam, the mix of Christianity and Islam. There can be no compromise.
As Paul said, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?” 2 Cor 6:14-16