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Yield to error just for a moment?

The early church struggled with false teachers who “secretly” tried to bring their doctrines among the brethren and bring faithful Christians “into bondage” to their own laws (Gal. 2:2-4). Paul stated unequivocally, “…to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you” (2:5). The faithful Christians were not willing to yield any ground to these false teachings, not even a little.

Think about where we are today. Think about the doctrines and ideas that surround us. Think about the temptation, perhaps, and even the tendency, among some, to go along with whatever “seems to work” or whatever “seems to be what the people are looking for.” Would that really be that big of a deal? Ask Paul.

Paul’s statement implies that, if they had yielded for a moment, then the truth of the gospel would have been compromised. That’s the big deal! That’s why we must never compromise the truth of God’s Word!