NOTE: The message this presentation conveys is a general view
of the scourge of all wars & the suffering that it brings. We want
to remind you that hundreds die every day in many parts of the
world as the result of wars, suicide bombers & collateral damage,
though the main focus is on Israel & Lebanon at this time.
The pictures used in this slide show are taken from a variety of
scenarios in recent history, not just from one particular conflict.
Our prayer is for world peace. This will become reality when the
Prince of Peace physically establishes His Kingdom on Earth.
You can have His Kingdom and His peace within you right now.
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“Blessed are theTO ADVANCE SLIDES
for they shall be called the children of God”
The skies are black with clouds,
the clouds of the smoke of
The ground is red
the blood of
innocent lives caught in the
inferno and torments of war.
and cities are
Poor and innocent
small children, are
deprived of basic
being torn apart,
loved ones die in
pain and agony.
BRIEF FACTS ABOUT WAR
The world has never been
completely free from the
scourge of war, but no
period in all of history has
witnessed the escalation
of war as the 20th & 21st
century. The International
Red Cross estimates that
over 100 million people
have been killed in wars
since the last century
Since WW 2, which was
supposed to be “the war
to end all wars,” there
have been over 150
major wars, as well as
hundreds of smaller
conflicts, armed rebellions
The “War on Terror” is now
center stage on the world
scene. Terrorist attacks &
suicide bombers claim
hundreds of innocent lives
CURRENT HOT SPOTS:
LEBANON / ISRAEL
The Associated Press reports that during the 20th
century the murders perpetrated by nations against their
own people exceeded the death caused by wars with
rival nations. Citing Stalin’s purges, China’s Cultural
Revolution, Cambodia’s “Killing Fields,” the so called
ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, the horrors of Rwanda etc.
the grim verdict is reached:
“On every continent but North America & Australia,
governments have murdered those they governed by the
thousands & millions, often turning neighbor against
neighbor. By one estimate the killing rage has
extinguished 170 million lives.
This is the century that coined the term ‘genocide’.”
Is any cause worth so great
a cost in human life?
Are injustices on the part of one
government corrected by the
injustices of another?
What government is righteous and
just and worthy of judging another?
No army can claim to be waging war
on the side of “right.”
War, killing, death, and destruction are not
right. Humanity was placed on this earth to
love and care for one another, but because
of selfishness and greed, the world has
become increasingly corrupt, and fighting
and killing have become a way of life.
THIS WAS NEVER
MEANT TO BE!
Those who wage
war in the name of
God, claiming His
blessing on their
Many are misled
by their own sense
of right and
while others act
out of hypocrisy.
“From whence come wars and fightings among you?
Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in
God is almighty. He could use His power to force
humanity to do what is right, but He chose to give
man the majesty of choice.
He allows each person and each nation to determine
their own destiny through the choices they make. He
does not impose His will or His plan upon mankind.
How much less should mere mortals impose their
will and plan upon others? People should never
This is not their beliefs or way
force others to conform to God’s way. of life.
One government should never force another to
This is not ideals and desires.
operate according to itsHis plan.
God knows the hearts of
men. He will reward the
peacemakers & will judge
Every man will give
account before Him in the
Day of Judgment.
Search your own heart.
where you stand—
whether on the side of
peace or the side of
war, on the side of
freedom or the side of
Parents having their children write &
sign bombs that will kill other children
Those who truly know and love God, and
those who follow His words and example
strive for peace.
Jesus said: “Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children of God”
Are you a peacemaker and worthy to be
called a child of God?
Are you personally acquainted with the God who is love?
Have you come to Him by praying to receive Jesus into your life?
If you know Him in name only, you can change that here and now.
Get to know Him personally and intimately. Receive His spirit of love,
peace, and light into your life and heart. Talk to Him. Call on Him.
If you don’t know what to
say, you can pray this prayer:
Jesus, I want to know You personally. I want to understand
the truth. I want to see the world the way You see it. I want
to understand Your will, and I want to do my part to fulfill
Your will. I want to stand up for truth and justice. Give me
strength to do so. Show me what I can do to change the
world around me for the better. Show me how to love my
fellow man, how to help and care for others as You would
help and care for them if You walked on earth today. Show
me what I can do to promote peace. Amen.
Now that you have Jesus in your life, then even if
there’s war and turmoil, confusion and chaos on
the outside, you can have peace on the inside —
in your own heart — through the Prince of Peace,
Take a stand with God, a stand for peace,
a stand against war.
Take a stand for freedom, and against the
hypocrisy, greed, and selfishness of those
who are eager to wage war.
Pray for peace. Pray for the innocent.
Remember, you are accountable to God and will
stand before Him one day. Live accordingly.
Although the outlook may appear bleak, the day is soon
coming when God Himself will interfere in this violent world
and war shall be forever abolished.
The Bible tells us that when Christ returns to earth,
“He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many
people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and
their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword
against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”
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Article: Vote for Love, not War : by Patch Adams – Common Dreams