by Ken E Murray
At dawn this coming Saturday, 25 April many Australian’s will stop, to remember generations of our brave soldiers …men and women …who sacrificed their lives or put their lives on the line for Australia.
Australians such as my wife’s Grandfather, Hubert, served in the Boer War in South Africa, in 1900. Her father, Robert, served in the worst wars in all history, both the 1st World War and the 2nd World War.
My Grandfather, Charles, also served in World War 1. It was reputed to be such a dreadful traumatic war that it was declared to be: “The War to end all wars” (Woodrow Wilson, President USA).
Well, in actual fact through the horrific wars of the 20th Century more than 102,000 Australian servicemen and women died in war. This 2009 year will be the 95th anniversary of the beginning of World War I.
Insanely, despite the mass casualties suffered in World War I and World War II, the world remains in conflict today.
“Wars and rumours of wars” (Matthew 24:6) continue to rage, and the innocent continue suffer death and maiming, causing us all to ask: “Is war our permanent condition?”
Is it necessary for every generation go through war to relearn why there should be no war?
For everyone who has died tragically in war, there is a very personal story, of a family changed forever.
What is the cause of War? For every effect there is a spiritual cause.
James 4:1-2 gives us the cause of why we have war?
“From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war, yet you have not, because you ask not.”
Notice that is our own human nature of lust, vanity, jealousy and greed that leads people into war.
Yes, the 1st World War 1914-1918 was supposed to be the “War to end all wars” …but was it?
No …World War II, 1939-1945 followed …and numerous subsequent blood baths …but still no end to war.
So let’s ask ourselves a question?
Does the Bible speak of a war to end all wars?
Well, it may serve as a surprise to many who read this, but …yes it does.
There is coming a War to end all wars …and the combatants in this war, would surprise most people …especially the well-informed in matters of news and geopolitics.
To provide you with the information about what is brewing in the world, that will hatch out into the real “War to end all wars” …can I suggest that you check out: Book of Revelation Unveiled and Are We Living in the Time of the End
Meantime …keep pumpin’!
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