“Peace for our time” was the declaration of British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, in 1938. He believed that by giving the forces of Germany what they wanted peace could be assured for Europe. The devastation of World War II proved that assumption to be wrong. By choosing to ignore a basic biblical truth Chamberlain set the stage for war. Christ’s teaching regarding human nature was ignored. In Matthew 7:16 Jesus said:
By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
A country that has a track record of war and terrorism should not be expected to change its ways by agreeing to what that country wishes. This was the case in 1938 and it is the case today. It is not necessary to be a theocracy to see the wisdom of Scripture. The truth of God is not limited by political boundaries.
A child who takes toys from his siblings will not change his behavior just by giving him more toys. Rather, he won’t stop taking toys until his heart changes. The same is true for countries as a quick overview of history demonstrates.
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