Should we just agree with someone to appease them and keep the peace? Jesus challenges us to speak the truth understanding that we may be ridiculed and persecuted. In some situations, it may get us killed. If someone demands we deny Jesus we must not appease them by agreeing. There are lesser kinds of appeasement that kill our soul.
The crocodile will eat us sooner or later.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. ~Winston Churchill