It pays to stand up for God, to stand on His Word, to uphold and defend His Word in the midst of all out opposition and to never compromise it no matter the cost or the pain. How far are we willing to go to Stand up Stand up for Jesus and all the Word of the Lord? The early church did not give in, bend, or compromise the doctrines of Christ, nor the manifold counsel of God even though fed to the lions.
The times we live in now are not for childish fantasies or church game playing or have you not noticed this yet? Those in authority are purposely pushing the buttons of the Church to see the level of our sincerity, commitment, courage, luke warmness, compromise, and toleration. Remember the song of the three that took the great uncompromising stand in Daniels day? They didn't bow, they didn't bend, THEY DIDN'T BURN......deno.....share freely.