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15 September, 2009 / theexpositor

“When All Men Speak Well Of You”

This is a great article by Dr. David Berman poublished on Worldview Times. Dr. Bermans website is www.wakeupandsmellthetruth.com

What is your desire? Do you long to be accepted by those who hate Christ? Is your self esteem the main motivator of your existence? Is your goal to be liked and to have people “speak well of thee?” Remember this; befriending unbelievers to show Christ’s love is great,  being a friend to unbelievers as to influence them for the kingdom of God is laudable, but to be a friend of the world by compromising truth in order to have men speak well of you is made clear by the following words of James:

James 4:4 “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

This is the problem with making the Bible more palatable to the fallen human condition. There simply is no way to come to Jesus without being offended concerning one’s own sinful position before God. It is that conviction that brings a person to the place of true repentance. So Remember this:

Romans 9:33 “As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed”

Jesus is a stumbling stone for many. He is a rock of offence. To love the world and the opinion of the world more than Him is to be ashamed of Him.  Woe unto us when all men speak well of us!

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