God's concept of peace
Jesus, the Prince of Peace, did not come to give peace to the world, but to give
peace with God
to the individual: Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (
) This peace comes through repentance. Unfortunately, many people do not know what true repentance means. Here is Thayer's Greek definition of the word translated "repent":
(Strong's G3340) 1.
to change one’s mind, i.e. to repent
to change one’s mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins
Part of Speech: verb
Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number:
from G3326 and G3539
So, repentance is not simply saying a prayer and going along with one's own idea of what is right. It is believing God and responding in that belief .
The Bible states quite emphatically that
come to repentance, which leads to salvation.
Of the many verses in the Bible that refer to the will of God, they all refer to the will of God in
the life of the individual
, not in regard to any kind of global effort.
The Bible makes it clear that the goal of God is peace with individuals, and the He desires that
come to this peace: This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, (
1 Timothy 2:3-5
Choose God - don't go along with the crowd
If you live to see the time of the end, remember what Jesus said. It will seem that things are going quite well for unbelievers as the people of God are silenced by those who hate Him. When this occurs, there will be little time to choose to follow God and the choice will be difficult. However, it will be the only choice that will prevent you from being eternally separated from God and His home - heaven. Life is all about choices. God wants you to follow
Jesus. I am not talking about becoming some right wing freak, just about following Jesus. Do the right thing!