And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow ° him. And the people answered him not a word.

18:21 between two opinions. This challenge is the classic indictment of theological compromise. The temptation to accommodate pagan beliefs or practices in the worship and service of the true God of creation has been a satanic device used in every age, including our own. One of the greatest problems in modern Christianity—in fact, probably the most serious of all—is the widespread capitulation of Christian intellectuals to the ancient pagan system of evolutionary pantheism, as they attempt to equate “creation” with “evolution” and the literal days of the creation week with the evolutionary ages of the historical geologists.

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