“When All Men Speak Well of You”

Would you like people to always say nice things about you? If so, follow this effective strategy!

(1) Never correct anyone for his or her beliefs.

(2) Never refer to anything as “sin, sinful, evil,” or “wrong.”

(3) Tell everyone that “there’s no such thing as absolute truth” or that “each one has his own truth.”

(4) Tell religious people that “all worldviews are equally valid paths to God.” (In other words, “all roads lead to Rome.”)

(5) Tell them that they are going to heaven, regardless of what they believe or how they live. Said another way, tell them that “you don’t have to believe what the Bible says in order to go to heaven.”

(6) Tell them that “it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you are sincere.”

(7) Tell agnostics and atheists that faith in God isn’t really necessary after all.

On the other hand, you might want to consider what Jesus has to say about the matter. In the gospel of Luke, the Lord says, “Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way” (Luke 6:26).

Don’t be surprised when you are ostracized or ridiculed for telling people the truth. No one knew this better than Jesus (1 Peter 2:19-24). If we are faithful to God and his word, sooner or later we will face some kind of opposition. “Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 3:12).

–Jerry Falk