by Dr. Ed Young

#945 November 29, 1992 a.m.
(transcribed from tape)
Hebrews 13:17-25
You've got to have your Bibles. Open them to Hebrews chapter number 13. Hebrews 13.
We're planning on finishing up Hebrews 13 today, if at all possible. We'll begin with verse 17,
and go through verse 25. Hebrews 13:17-25. Let's bow for prayer together.
Father, speak to our hearts through Thy Truth. Take all that is extraneous, that is
invalid, that is peripheral and push that to one side and may we center exclusively upon
you. You speak and let me get out of the way so that Thy Word and Thy Truth might
be heard, we might understand it, we might have no excuse for not responding to it. For
this is our prayer made through Jesus Christ our living, loving Lord. Amen.
Historians have recently completed a study of the past 3,530 years. And they have concluded
that in this period of time, the time of recorded history, that the world has knownly.. only 8%
of that period of time, to be free from war. Think about it! 8%! Roughly 280 years in the
history of mankind in which we have known peace! These scholars, following that study, they
said: Well, let's look at it in a different way. Let's see what man was doing during that 8% of
its history when there was peace. What were we doing? And the historians studied those years
and said, basically, man was reloading for another war. You look at our world today, and you
take a globe and you sit down and notice where there is conflict going on, where war is
engaged, you'll be amazed at the number of places we would have to name. Here. Here.
Here. Here. Here. Literally, today, around the world there are revolutions, there are civil
wars, there are tribal wars, there are wars between nations that have been going on, though not
many times in outward conflict, for 40 plus years. But I can tell you something: The real
conflict, the real history of war and strife cannot be seen. It has never been seen. And the real
events t ...

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