Friday, 14 August 2015
Division through Hostility Opposes all Peace
Peace is a paradoxical concept. At one hand, Jesus said to His disciples that He gives peace as the world does not give (John 14:27). Yet, He said "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword" (Matthew 10:34). These two verses do not contradict. Not at all.
The peace that Jesus gives is peace with God, which comes from being reconciled to Him, and no longer being hostile against God. Once a person is in Christ, he or she is united with God: