Will There Ever be Peace on Earth?

We live in an uncertain world. We can never be sure what will happen tomorrow – to us, or to the world.
In this world of uncertainty, one thing seems sure. It is that people will continue to fight each other.


All history seems to point to the conclusion that war is inevitable. Yet there is good reason to believe that lasting peace
on earth will happen.
We are confident that lasting peace is a certainty because this good news is proclaimed so clearly in God’s message, the Bible.
Here is one piece of evidence:

“But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.”

“And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob;”

“And he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem”

“And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

“But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it” (Micah 4:1-4).

Here is further evidence:

“In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endures. He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth” (Psalm 72: 7,8).

In whose days does Psalm 72 promise there will be “abundance of peace”?
The whole Psalm describes the reign of a great king, the one concerning whom this was announced:

“He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David” (Luke 1:32).

In a famous passage in Isaiah 9, foretelling the birth of the Lord Jesus, he is called “The Prince of Peace”.

For a child has been born to us,+

A son has been given to us;

And the rulership* will rest on his shoulder.+

His name will be called Wonderful Counselor,+ Mighty God,+ Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 NWT)

Jesus will do for men what men cannot do for themselves. He will establish peace on the earth.
Inevitably, this leads us to the New Testament teaching of the second coming of Jesus Christ. The very first message given
to the disciples after Jesus’ ascension was that he should come again:

“This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11).

Next time, the Lord Jesus will come, as he said he would,

“with power and great glory” (Luke 21:27).

All kingdoms of men will be removed (Revelation 11:15); the appointed King will rule in righteousness (Isaiah 32:1); peace and prosperity will prevail (Isaiah 11:1-9).
The song of the angels will then be a reality:

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).

All men and women are invited to respond to Christ’s offer of life in the future Kingdom of God on earth. Will you respond to
it?

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Preceding

God’s Self-Revelation

The Greatness of the eternal God

The real God

God as Father

Born of the Father

The Love of God

The Wrath of God

The New Testament and Judgement

To be prepared for the Day of Judgment

Living as a believer in Christ

A participation in the body of Christ

Do you believe what Christ’s Apostles taught?

Different wineskins

Bible Reading: is it worthwhile?

The importance of Reading the Scriptures

The Bible: is it contradictory?

One Bible, many Churches

The Development of Differences

Bible Teaching and Vital Doctrines to Discover

Examples of Living Faith

Avoiding friction and distraction in the body of Christ

A participation in the body of Christ

Brothers and sisters in Christ for you

The Christadelphians or “Brethren in Christ”

Video: Introducing the Christadelphian Community

Unlocking Bible Prophecy

Who has the power of prophecy?

Prophecy concerning Babylon and Israel

Prophecies over coming days

The revival of Israel

Why is the nation of Israel being restored?

The Jews have fulfilled Bible Prophecy

The Return of Israel

Looking into the Future

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Memorizing wonderfully 27 Rejoicing daughter of Zion for the established Throne of David

The Right One to follow and to worship

Next

Wilderness Transformed

What is the Kingdom of God?

Sign of the Times and the Last Days

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Additional reading

  1. English concept of a “Name” and the Hebrew concept of a “Name”

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Related

  1. Nov 15 Help me live in peace
  2. Hope: Week 1 of Advent
  3. Prince of Peace (by women walking in grace)
  4. Prince of Peace (by Kathleen Andersonfrom equip her life)
  5. Prince of Peace (by Mar Door from resource for kids ministry)
  6. Wonderful!
  7. How the Prince of Peace brings peace through his people [Sermon]
  8. Peace in Anxiety
  9. Prince of Peace – Christian Instrumental / Guido Medina
  10. Joel 3:16-21 Will the Children of Israel be wiped off the face of the earth?
  11. The gift of Peace
  12. Real peace
  13. Peace on Earth?
  14. Perfect Peace
  15. Jehovah-Shalom: The Lord is Peace
  16. Peace, I Leave With You

13 thoughts on “Will There Ever be Peace on Earth?

  1. First of all, props to the time and effort you put into tying all of these resources together. Thank you.

    I think a lot of people think of heaven in terms of someplace else. Heaven is above, hell is beneath, and we will someday leave this world and go to one or the other. Revelation 21 describes a new heaven and new earth. The earth God created in Genesis 1 was affected by sin and the curse but it will someday be put back to right. I’ve also read books/articles and heard sermons describing the dimensions of heaven, based on the description of New Jerusalem in Rev. 21. That’s just the one city, not all of heaven and certainly not all of the new earth.

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    1. We do have to reach for an “heaven on earth”. That new heaven and earth could be meaning that restored Garden of Eden or the paradise. The Scriptures point to the Land for the Chosen People of God, which the People of God would inherit, that is an actual place on earth (with Jerusalem as capital). Jesus also taught his listeners to pray for that time that has to bring peace “on earth” as in heaven (the Lord’s prayer). The Kingdom of God shall be here on earth as in heaven, and the majority of people shall come to live here on earth or in this cosmos or universe. It also does not have to mean all places shall be habitat for mankind. There shall probably still be lots of planets and asteroids without human life.

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