by Bertrand L. Comparet

Whenever dangerous times occur, the faint-hearted always argue that we should hold a summit meeting with Satan and find some compromise which will satisfy the forces of evil, so we can be in harmony with them, with­out any controversy. They ignore the fact that, in 6,000 years of recor­ded history, every compromise with evil has brought only more evil as its well-earned penalty. They try to dress up this compromise in garments of respectability, by claiming that it is "Christian', and for this pur­pose they sometimes lift a portion of some Bible verse out of context; more often, they merely assert boldly that making peace is Christian--­even when it is the kind of "peace" they are getting in Hungary and Tibet.

WHO SETS THE STANDARD OF WHAT IS CHRISTIAN? No-one but Jesus Christ, Himself, can do that. Let's see what He has said about it. In John 12: 47-48, He said, "And if any man hear MY WORDS, and believe not, I judge him not: * * He that rejecteth Me and receiveth not MY WORDS, hath one that judgeth him: THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, THE same SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY." "I judge him not"---that is, not out of offended personal pride --- but "THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN"---the eternal truths to which we must all measure up. And note that He says, "the word that I have spoken"---nobody else can overrule Him.

Then, as also today, orthodoxy set up its official doctrines --- much of it contradicting what Jesus Christ taught; so He quoted to them those terrible words from Isaiah, "In vain do they worship Me, teaching for doc­trines the commandments of men". (Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7) But many people sincerely believe the erroneous doctrines of orthodoxy, never both­ering to look up for themselves what is right. Is It enough to be sincere­ly wrong, to blindly follow blind leaders, without searching for the truth? No, for the Bible twice tells us "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man but the end thereof are the ways of death." (Proverbs 14:12 & 16:25). How VERY TRUE! We blindly followed evil counsels into two world wars, bringing death to multitudes of our own sons, and then let them lead us into a trap which we now are told can result in the death of 80 million of our people in the first half hour of the next treacherous attack against us. 


Is it enough to profess what you call "Christianity"?---or should you make sure what Christianity really is? Again, let us turn to the words of Jesus Christ, Himself: in Matthew 7:21-24. "Not everyone that saith unto Me, 'Lord, Lord' shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which Is in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? And in Thy name cast out devils? And in Thy name done many wonderful works?' And then will I profess unto them , 'I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY.' Therefore, whosoever heareth THESE SAYINGS OF MINE, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock." And see Luke 13:25-27

You have seen signs on automobiles reading 'Pray for peace.' WHAT PEACE CAN THERE BE WITH EVIL? "What fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial?" In the very beginning of the Bible, Genesis 3:15, God said to Satan, " I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed . And Jesus Christ said, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I CAME NOT TO SEND PEACE, BUT A SWORD." (Matthew 10:3 ) This world order is still organized and ruled by Satan. How can we pray that Satan and his rule shall give us all the blessings of God's rule? No, Christ's word is clear: "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Mlatthew 6:33)

Today, many churches seek "brotherhood" and "unity" with Jews who hate and deny our Redeemer, Jesus Christ: with ANTI-CHRIST. The First and Second Epistles of John tell us, "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that ANTICHRIST shall come, EVEN NOW THERE ARE MANY ANTI-CHRISTS; whereby we know that it is the last time. * * Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ: HE IS ANTICHRIST that denieth the Father AND the Son. WHOSOEVER DENIETH THE SON, THE SAME HATH NOT THE FATHER; but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that Spirit of Antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now, already it is in the world. *Whosoever transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, HATH NOT GOD. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: FOR HE THAT BIDDETH HIM GOD SPEED IS PARTAKER OF HIS EVIL DEEDS." Let none tell you that these people worship the same God that we do. In John 15:23, Jesus Christ Himself said, "He that hateth 'Ne hateth My Father also."

These mistaken pseudo-Christians say, "But we must have fellowship with them in order to convert them, as God wants us to do." NO, GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO CONVERT THEM: Jesus Christ made that very plain, and both Matthew 13:10-19 and Mark 4:11-12 record it: the Bible tells us that Jesus never taught His doctrines openly to them, but only concealed in parables; so the Disciples once asked Him why He did this. He said, "Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God; but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: that seeing, they may see, and not perceive; and hearing, they may hear, and not understand: LEST AT ANY TIME THEY SHOULD BE CONVERTED AND THEIR SINS SHOULD BE FORGIVEN THEM. "

The latest blasphemy of those who have corrupted many churches with false doctrines is their plan to publish a new version of the Bible, edit­ed to remove there from everything which might offend those who hate Jesus Christ, Including the Gospel according to John. The tragic penalty of this Is plain: In Luke 9:26, Jesus Christ said, "For whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He shall come in His own glory, and in His Father's, and of the holy angels." They aren't going to edit John out of MY Bible! When they shall say, "Lord, in Your name we preached brotherhood with those whom you identified as the children of Satan"---remember what He answers "Depart from Me, ye that work Iniquity --- I never knew you.

This is no time for the false doctrines of expediency: they lead only to victory of evil and to our own destruction. Safety can never come from agreements with China, from seeking the friend ship of Congolese cannibals by degrading ourselves to their level. Again, Jesus Christ Himself gives us most solemn warning, "Whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for My sake, the same shall save it." Four times the Bible gives this warning: Mark 8:35, Luke 9:24, Luke 17:33, and John 12:25).

Had we remembered this years ago, we would have been spared the millions of Christians dead and wounded in two terrible wars; the devast­ation of nearly all Europe and the enslavement of half of it; and the horrors of the impending next war which the stupidity and corruption of our own leaders made inevitable when they strengthened the power of evil for their own temporary and sinister political advantage They thought it was clever --- but "the end thereof are the ways of death."

Let no man ever tell you that appeasement and compromise with evil is Christian, that fellowship and brotherhood with those who hate our Christ is Christian. There is only one standard of what is Christian: and that is WHAT JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF TAUGHT US, HIS OWN EXACT WORDS AS THEY ARE RECORDED IN THE FOUR GOSPELS. Everything else must be measured by this standard: as Jesus Christ said, " THE LORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, the same shall judge him in the last day." Carefully re-study all His words, follow them, and you need fear no judgment.