Isn’t this world insane? Just think about it: billions are spent
developing newer, more lethal weapons for the destruction of billions
of dollars worth of buildings, airports, etc. People, other animals,
and the environment are destroyed; yet at the same time people talk
about the development of “cures” for diseases – most of which are
preventable – and increasing the longevity of humans. And while
children are starving, there are several countries that are trying to
increase their populations!
Two thousand years ago Jesus said: (Matthew 24:6-8)
6 “And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you
are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not
yet the end.”
7 “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.”
8 “But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.”
~ New American Standard Bible
Because some people refuse to live in peace, they are creating this
self-fulfilling end-times prophecy.
Just think about it. Granted – that people have ideological
differences, but these differences are not insurmountable if they want
to have peace. Didn’t Jesus sit on the edge of the well with a Samaritan
woman? Didn’t Peter go to the home of a Roman officer in order to
present the kingdom of heaven?
It seems like a few egotists, in the name of religion, stir up
people’s emotions to a violent frenzy; and all they create is chaos for
themselves and others.
If they took all of this wasted money and applied it to improving
living conditions, and stopped their warring madness, we would have the
peace that everyone claims they want.