Are you compromising the message of the Gospel, weakening your effectiveness for the Kingdom and leaving blessings God wants you to enjoy unclaimed? I think most of us would say something along the lines of, “I don’t think so.”

Perhaps you would defend yourself with more conviction than me, absolutely convinced that you profess the same Gospel as the apostles of the early church. I’m not sure that I would even answer the question directly if you confronted me with it. I would be cautious in my answer, wanting to think it through carefully first.

And after reading Killing Kryptonite by John Bevere, I see I have some work to do.