We must not so seek peace with others as to wrong truth. Peace must not be bought with the sale of truth. Truth is the ground of faith, and the rule of life. Truth is the most orient gem of the churches’ crown. Truth is a deposit, or charge that God has entrusted with us. We trust God with our souls. He trusts us with His truths. We must not let any of God’s truths to fall to the ground. Luther says, “It is better that the heavens fall—than one crumb of truth perish.” The least filings of this gold are precious. We must not seek the flower of peace as to lose the diamond of truth.
Thomas Watson, Puritan preacher (1620-1686)