"Peace is such a precious jewel...I would give anything for it but truth." ~ Matthew Henry, Bible scholar
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!" ~ Patrick Henry, American Patriot
If we want to be admired and respected by our culture and live at peace with everyone no matter what they do or believe, we must deny Scripture.
Jesus warns us: "If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. ... If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels" (Luke 9:24,26NLT).
Sober warnings. Let's heed them.