For when they shall say peace and safety, then sudden destruction…. First Thessalonians 5:3
Peace. Peace. Peace. Worldly peace IS NOT PEACE! Worldly peace involves compromising all that is holy. For there to be peace among all nations in this old world; freedom loving peoples would have to compromise with those who do not love freedom. The problem with this is, that as soon as freedom-lovers give up their weapons, those who do not love freedom will seize upon the opportunity to conquer. It is in the freedom-haters DNA and this will never change.
There are certain forces in the world that are deeply sinister. The Shiite Muslim leadership in Iran fits this description. They fiercely hate Israel! It is no exaggeration to say; Iran’s nuclear program is being built with the expressed desire to annihilate Israel and the world foolishly indulges itself with illusions of peace and safety. You do not annihilate a country with conventional weapons people.
Iranian Army leader Mousavi has threatened to turn Tel Aviv and Haifa, Israel into dust. North Korea’s leaders have suggested, that Japan no longer needs to exist near them. The mouth speaks out of the abundance of the heart. Iran and North Korea are not just trying to keep their countries safe; they are building nuclear weapons with evil intentions against their neighbors. What fool would dare trust them?
When the nuclear-mushroom-cloud goes up, it will be too late to undo the dangerous liberal mindset, that regularly denies there is any imminent danger. Liberals all over the world believe, that all we need to do is talk and negotiate. Peace peace peace they say. They have learned nothing from history; namely, that the weak and defenseless nations get kicked around by tyrannical nations, who only understand brute force.
Nations such as South Korea and Japan have much to fear from nuclear communist North Korea. The nations of the Middle-East have much to fear from a nuclear Iran. To allow totalitarian nations to threaten freedom-loving nations with nuclear weapons is a fool’s game, that will not turn out well.
How long will the worldly peace-mongers put us in danger? Tyrants will never make peace with freedom-loving peoples, unless the freedom-loving peoples agree to submit to them; therefore, worldly peace is unacceptable. Freedom-loving people must defend themselves from a position of strength, because freedom only comes by the price of blood. The right kind of peace generally requires war to subdue the oppressor and to demonstrate to other would-be oppressors what the cost of their actions will be if they do not back off.
Second Corinthians 3:17, “. . . Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”