One of the most effective tools in the devil’s toolbox is the small compromise. Not just any type of compromise, but the smallest of compromises – one that can be rationalized as insignificant, unimportant, and certainly nothing to worry about. It allows one to take comfort in the fact that others are also compromising in the same situation. There is comfort in numbers.
The devil has been using the smallest compromises since the beginning of time. How could it be wrong just to eat that certain apple? They are grown to be eaten; nothing to worry about. I remember in the 1960s when some of the Church hierarchy was preparing the faithful to accept Vatican II, and they began with small compromises. They eliminated the Last Gospel and the prayers after a Low Mass, for the conversion of Russia. These changes were considered inconsequential. And besides, (so the rationalizing would go), shortening the Mass would allow more people to have more time and to come more often.
Another example, is changing the Canon by adding St. Joseph’s name. Who wouldn’t want to honor good St. Joseph? But small compromises always lead to large compromises, as shown by the slide after VC II.
It is easy to see how the many small compromises over the years have brought the SSPX priests and laymen to a point of being willing to accept very BIG compromises, such as:
1. Accepting a “priest” ordained with the questionable Novus Ordo rite of ordination, and “bishops” from the questionable consecration rite. This is a huge compromise because it ignores the positive doubts in these bastard rites, flowing from a Council responsible for the conciliar destruction of the priesthood and the true Mass. Such compromise is breathtaking, to say the least!
2. Having accepted these doubtful sacraments, the SSPX and Bishop Fellay then use more small compromises to further “soften up” the priests and laymen for the next big compromise. Bishop Fellay is an expert at metering out liberalism at an “acceptable level”. He appears successful because only a few people are leaving the SSPX. All those who stay rationalize that the small compromises over the years, are insignificant and unimportant. (Big mistake!) The SSPX priests and laymen have come to the point where they are now ready to compromise their salvation by accepting subordination to the practical control of Modernist Rome. They say it is far too early to leave because they see no change in their parish “community”.
3. A recent outrageous compromise was Bishop Fellay and the Society participating with Modernist Rome, in the so-called “Year of Mercy” celebrating 50 years of VC II! That’s on a par with his assuring Rome that “We accept 95% of Vatican II.”
Do you compromising priests or laymen still believe it is far too early to leave? If so, is there anything faith-destroying enough to spur you into leaving the Society’s “safe cocoon” (which is really just collective compromise).
One thing we can be sure of is that the saints knew very well the dangers of small compromises leading to big compromises and eternal damnation. And they acted accordingly.
A sure sign that the devil’s best tool (viz., the small compromise) works, is that priests and laymen still in the SSPX know deep down that something is wrong, but yet take no action as they wait for “instruction.” (See below.) As Dom Gueranger declared:
When the shepherd turns into a wolf, the first duty of the flock is to defend itself …. The true children of Holy Church [in times of crisis…] are not the cowardly souls who, under the specious pretext of submission to the powers that be [i.e., those in charge,] delay their opposition to the enemy in the hope of receiving instructions ….
However, before one compromises, he really does get his conscience’s warning (i.e., instructions) to leave, for the sake of his soul (since God never tempts anyone beyond his strength). But one can’t hear these inspirations of God, while the devil is shouting in his ear to stay, as did 99% of Catholics after Vatican II.
Compromising fence-sitters: Have you ever stopped to realize how successful the devil and the Masons have been since VC II, in their efforts to destroy the Catholic Church? Christ the King needs uncompromising front-line fighters for tradition.
Can He count on you?
 The term parish “community” is a Novus Ordo term recently adopted by the SSPX.