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September 22, 2013

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The world is far from being at peace

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God has a very different view, and, since God is the only real giver of peace, man will have to meet God’s conditions or do without. There’s no other source for peace. Man can’t buy it at any price. God has the product, and no one else does. If man wants peace, he’ll have to go to God and get it: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Mat. 6:33) “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” (Rom. 14:17) When will man find peace? When he seeks the kingdom of God and his righteousness. Self righteousness is man’s problem! The first murder on this earth was committed for this very reason (Gen. 4), and billions have died and went to Hell because of it since then, yet every generation thinks they’ll produce the magic potion for a lasting peace. Men never learn, and peace never comes, because God’s peace treaty is continually refused. See Deuteronomy 23:6 and II Chronicles 15:1-5.

Like heaven itself, peace is not for everyone. “The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.” (Psa. 29:11) Peace is for GOD’S people, not everyone. Those who seek it without first becoming children of God are guilty of theft, and such people will be judged for their crime. The more the world seeks for peace, the more war they generate. This explains the miserable failure of the United Nations over the past five decades.

Peace is like a location on a map to which one must travel. Does man know the way? No, he does not. Isaiah 59:8 says, “The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.” Man thinks that if enough world leaders can agree to live peaceably without fighting then we can have world peace. God says that this is not the way. It seems like the way, but it is NOT the way.

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