"And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers...
praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved."
The Chronological History of Israel and Judah Series - Number 157. When external attacks aren't successful in stopping the work, then the attacks go internal. Disunity and compromise are just two of many tactics of the enemy. When invited to lower your standards, the answer is always "Ono".
Chronological Life of Jesus - 143 Within hours of His trial and death, Jesus prayed for others. Step into our Lord's prayer, often called the 'Holy of Holies' as He prays for God's glory and for strength for His disciples.
Chronological Life of Jesus - 144. In His last hours Jesus prayed for His apostles and us, who would hear the word of His Father through their ministry. In this prayer Jesus emphasizes that we are to live in a way that clearly demonstrates that while we are in this world, we are of a very different place. By definition. we are to be aliens in thie world.