Friday, 7 August 2015

70 Years After Hiroshima: Still No Peace in Sight – But There’s Hope

70 years after the mushroom clouds over Hiroshima (left) and Nagasaki (right), there’s no end to wars and rumours of wars. Image courtesy of Charles Levy, Creative Commons.

Joel Kontinen

Ideologies played a major role in most if not all the devastating wars of the 20th century. We had Nationalism, Colonialism, Nazism and Communism as well as some other isms.

Historians will tell us that the German leaders drew inspiration from Darwinian evolution. Their struggle for existence led to World War I and the lust for revenge prompted them to start the second major conflict that turned out to be even deadlier than the first.

Nazi death camps illustrated the words that Jesus said: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy” (John 10:10a, NIV).

Then the former allies used other nations to fight a number of proxy wars in Asia, Central America and Africa.

However, worldwide, the abortion industry has probably killed more people than the other wars combined.

Now, 70 years after the devastating bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is there still hope for mankind?

Yes, the Prince of Peace has promised to give us His peace, provided we accept His conditions.

I would say that the only remedy is a return to biblical ethics that compels us to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind and our neighbour as ourselves. (Luke 10:27)