“Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one–
the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings,
without milestones, without signposts,…
Your affectionate uncle,
― C.S. Lewis,
The Screwtape Letters
Right is right even if no one is doing it;
wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.
St Augustine of Hippo
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile–
hoping it will eat him last.
Sir Winston Churchill
(a youthful Winston Churchill in his WWI uniform)
Give and take…you were taught since being a child
Bend a little,
give a little…
Yet in that unabashed revelry of our growing concession and settling…
we have deemed that everything and all, even the vast Creator himself…
should now bow down to each petty whim and want…
Never mind that the God of both Heaven and earth laid down precepts
that are to be fully obeyed.
Never mind that the time has come when people no longer
live with sound teachings and doctrine…
Instead, to suit their own desires,
they gather around them great numbers of teachers who will say what their
itching ears long to hear.
They will turn their ears away from the Truth, turning rather to the side of all falsehood.
However we must remember to keep our head about us in all situations…
We will endure hardships…
but we must strive to do the work of the One who teaches the Truth
(2 Timothy 4:3-5)
For many deceivers have gone out into the world,
those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh.
Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.
Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for,
but may win a full reward.
Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ,
does not have God.
Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching,
do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting,
for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.
2 John 1:7-11