by Lenny Ports

Is the War Really Over?
Lenny Ports
Genesis 3:9-15

On May 1st of this year, the US SEALS team went into the compound of Osama Bin Laden and killed him bringing an end to the quest to terminate public enemy number 1, and what a relief it was.

On October 20th, this past Thursday, while I was running around trying to get a birthday present for Lenny, it was announced that the evil Lybian leader Mhommar Ghaddafi was killed and the people of Libya are now rejoicing.

On the very next day, Friday, October 21st, it was announced that America's long and deeply unpopular war in Iraq will be over by year's end and all U.S. troops ''''will definitely be home for the holidays,'' according to President Barack Obama. Stretching more than eight years, the war cost the United States heavily: More than 4,400 members of the military have been killed, and more than 32,000 have been wounded.

But my question in all 3 of these scenarios is this: IS THE WAR REALLY OVER?

Ever since the fall of man, war has plagued the earth. Just the mention of WAR makes people shutter and want to hide. In the 60's we grew up with the fear that when we reached age 18 we could be drafted into the armed forces involuntarily. The thought and prospect of fighting for your country and dying for a cause that is not your own has long put fear in the hearts of the human race.

So we have closed a chapter in Libya and in Iraq, but what may happen next. We must understand that while we might breathe a sigh of relief that Ghadaffi and Bin Laden are dead, and that our troops will be home from Iraq by Christmas, it is not time to kick back and put down our defenses. We must savor the victory, yes, but NOT lay down our weapons.

In order to get perspective on WARS, we must understand where the conflicts in the world stemmed from, what God has to say about it, and how do we position ourselves for peace.

Let us go back to the Genesis 3 immediately after Adam and Eve had sinned against God by ...

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