LASTING PEACE - WHEN?
Jesse M. Hendley
Psalm 2 is the Scripture for our subject today. All
over the earth today people are talking about lasting
peace. A great world leader said that the recent
meetings between Premier Begin of Israel and President
Sadat of Egypt were the greatest opportunity for
lasting peace in modern times. What does the Word of
God say about lasting peace?
1. There will be no peace until THE PROBLEM is
recognized. There is a problem! There is some reason
why the nations of earth who desire peace and are
always talking about peace are not having peace. The
leaders of the world go about all over the world
trying to "work out peace," putting out this little
fire and that little fire. The United Nations comes
together and talks about peace. And yet we do not have
peace. Conflict continues. That indicates a problem.
There is a major problem, and there will be no peace
until this problem is recognized.
World's Only Problem - Christ
2. The problem, God says in the Bible, is the
rejection of Him and His Son. God's Word says that
fallen, unregenerate mankind is away from God. Men got
away from God when Adam and Eve fell into sin. Every
human being since then has been born with a fallen
nature, and if he does not receive the New Birth from
God he remains under the control of Satan, who drives
him to misery and despair and conflict and
wretchedness. Man must come under the control of Jesus
Christ, must receive Christ into his heart, Who brings
this New Life that obeys God. The refusal to bow to
the Lord Jesus Christ as God's Son and Ruler of the
nations is the Number One Problem that must be
resolved before there will be peace. That is the
teaching of Psalm 2 and many others passages of the
The Problem: Rejection of Christ
Psalm 2 outlines the problem in a dramatic way. First
comes the question: "Why do the nations rage and the
people imagine a vain thi ...
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