Pristine Grace

Peace and Truth
by Henry Mahan

     Peace without truth is a false peace! Unity without the gospel of Christ is a worthless unity. Let us never be ensnared by those who advocate a peace and unity without Christ's righteousness and atoning blood. There was no one who loved peace and unity more than the Apostle Paul; yet when he saw the Apostle Peter act contrary to REDEMPTION BY GRACE (Gal. 2:11), Paul withstood him to his face and publicly rebuked him. We dare not sacrifice our peace with God, in Christ, for the sake of a peaceful co-existence with this religious world. We dare not lose that blessed "fellowship with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ" in order to live without controversy among men. Let us remember the words of our Master, "Do not think that I come to bring peace ON EARTH; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword" (Matt. 10:34).