The annals of human history is filled with war and bloodshed and misery Do you think there be peace?
Will there ever be a day in the human factor when we wake up in a world without the threat of war? Is the promise of Christ of world utopia too farfetch to contemplate? Is there any reason not to beleive and live this hope?
Only Christ's rieign will usher in everlasting peace. Man has been trying to bring peace since time immemorial, and has failed and is failing to acheive it, because he leaves the Prince of Peace out of the equation. The Bible speaks of a new Heaven and Earth, wherein dwells righteousness. Look around you, sin is everywhere. Everything the Bible has spoken of concerning the violence and bloodshed has happened and is happening in the world, and if we believe that to be true, then we should believe all of it. He is our hope.
There is no peace because of man's inhumanity to man. people can choose the Fruit of the Spirit- love,joy, peace or carnality- hatred, strife, lawlessness. Which is easier to choose? the carnal mind is at enmity with God and his neighbours. Thus, how long can peace exist with hatred, strife and lawlessness?
This earth and heaven must pass away. Mankind has no idea how to attain peace without using weapons, and killing. We believe in the hope and promise of the Messiyah for a new heaven and earth because this one, with all its illness, war and death has too much anger and greed, division and alienation. Peace comes from sharing, from charity, from those having lots helping those who have not much. Mankind much treat all the resources of the earth like manna from heaven - here today, gone tomorrow - so share it today. Just looking at the healthcare debate in this country, the job losses, the bankruptcy and foreclosures; greed is alive and well. Money being the root of all evil - the bloodshed and misery will continue. Looking forward to the end of days.
Today the only peace possible is one’s own inner peace. So long as the People desire personal luxuries & comforts while seeking a full vindication of their personal feelings & beliefs there can be no peace, only conflictions. Our ideological differences overshadow what common ground there is and the Politicians & Media exploit these differences for their own personal gain, only Enemies are ever created in such ways. With so many conflicting priorities, inflamed by rampant ignorance & misinformation, the pressures to succeed become cut-throat and violence explodes again and again. Violence is a common language in a world full of People who do-not understand each other’s values and at the same time are unwilling to back down or even give an inch. Things like religion for example condemns as much as it saves, and in the end is often just another wedge being driven into society’s cracks and another of history’s lessons that we never seem to learn. Just because millions of people believe it does not mean that it is the truth and the battle-cries of our forefathers can lead us only into battle.
I, myself, feel that one day there will be a utopia, a kingdom of Heaven on Earth, a true enlightenment. I have witnessed many examples of this ‘potential’, of something so much greater than any of us and I feel that salvation will come from an acceptance of ‘what is’ not the creation of ‘what should be’. History shows a constant trend towards a greater understanding of our place in this universe and only our total destruction can keep this from coming to fruition.
It has been suggested that war as with sickness, accidents and other scenarios that cause one to "crossover" is a means of existence. It is also suggested that we know our lifepath prior to being born as it is said "we choose it or are chosen for it".
I underwhelm the human tragedy that war brings with my comment, however, once one's purpose is fulfilled it is time to crossover whether by war, by accident , or by sickness.
Remember, we are mammals, fortunately or not we have self realized. For the most part there is good in us but our instinct to live and to protect our young and our way of life causes jealously that festers into hatred. I believe for the most part that the mass of humanity is good but it is never the masses that make war.
So long as Religion remains Mankind's drug of choice, there can be no peace, for only through the persecution and implemented suffering of others can Man obtain his regular fix and support his addiction. Religion truly is a killer, as History can show us. As it happens, I've written a hub on this very matter. It's called "For God/s' Sake." Check it out and tell me what you think.
Yes, humans will someday live in such a world, but not because Christ said so. As much as I admire Jesus Christ, he, like all great authority figures, has been used to fuel belief systems that destroy and create division among us. We have the seeds of peace within us. More than six billion of us are peaceful and want a peaceful world. It is only the relatively power-gluttonous few who manipulate the many through their beliefs that cause the misery that we see. When we mature enough to let go of our belief systems and trust the wisdom each of us has within us, we will have peace. We have a ways to go. As I read the answer to this question before and after mine, I am amazed how similar they are. Check out my hub "A Terroist is Made Not Born."
As long as there is GREED, ENVY, and Lust in the world, THERE WILL BE NO PEACE
I don't believe that it will be because we are imperfect, the good and the evil fights in everyone of us every minute of our lives...we are humanly imperfect but we strive to be better off, better than others in every possible way even if we have to fight for our position...
Do you think that when we manage to be better off that we change?
No, we just fight harder to be even more better off than before...power, money and fame are addictive and only few humans are able to resist, too few to prevent wars...
It appears that our nature is in conflict with our very existence
All of the schisms that exist in the world; racism, sexism etc. All of these schisms began within the different cultures before they were ever exported or imported to other cultures.
It is a facet of human nature that needs to be unlearned.
Bloodshed and misery are the products of original sin and a fallen world.
As Christians our hope rests in Jesus. There will only be peace when he establishes it and yes..i'm paraphrasing but..."there will be no sun because God will be the light of the world..."
do you mean world wide.. no
not as long as theres a religion that teaches its followers they are superior to the rest of the world.. not as long as some one is starving or dying of thirst and others have food and water.
not as long as a nation or nations feel they have to have what some one else has.
not as long as theres ignorance, poverty and lust for power.
No matter what people say America is one of the most peaceful places on earth. oh yes theres crime and murder and occasional mayhem. but compared to much of the rest of the world. we live in a society were we have rules that we some what trust to keep life moving on. and since WW2 europe has gone thru its longest period of peace in history.
but that wont continue. things change. people become upset. systems break down and chaos ensues. hopefully this wont happen in America till im long dead.
Yeah, there will be peace - right after we have this very last world war. If we manage to survive. Don't worry, it's about to begin...
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