Peace on Earth?


The Bible says very little about world peace. Indeed, Jesus said, “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” (Matthew 10:34) He said, “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled!” (Luke 12:49) Today many in the world see America as a Christian nation and see their fight against American troops as a holy war. How should Christians see it? And what is the biblical idea of a holy war? And what exactly did the angels mean when at Jesus birth they said, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased”?

Peace or War?

Peace on Earth
Moses Bean
What did the angels mean when they announced the birth of the Prince of Peace? Is peace on earth possible, and how will peace come?

Holy Wars
The author compares the Prince of Peace and Jihad.

Other Articles about Christmas

Is Christmas Necessary?
Jerry Solomon
What do you think of when you hear the word "Christmas"? Frantic shopping? Family traditions? A commemoration of the birth of Jesus? Or a combination of all these responses and more?

The Necessity of Christmas
Paul Johnson
The truth is that all of us are Jekyll and Hyde creatures, part saint, part beast. The great strength of Christianity is that, while insisting that man is made in the image of God, it accepts that there is a radical flaw in the reproduction.

The Theology of Christmas Music
Dr. Robert A. Pyne
Most radio stations play some type of Christmas music during the holiday season, but many of the songs have become so familiar to us that we no longer consider their content.

"Mere Christianity"
Edward H. Pauley
As any reputable historian can attest, movements and institutions have a way of changing over time, sometimes within one generation, so that they are almost unrecognizable to later observers. Historic, orthodox Christianity, on the other hand, has maintained an identity and continuity at its core for nearly two thousand years. Why is this so?