It was Memorial Day, and a commentator was remembering the friends of his youth who died at war. His conclusion was powerful. He said it was time to learn a “new religion,” one that teaches the way to peace instead of war.
This new religion will require a new way of thinking and a new heart, something that is hard to find in today’s world.
An ancient prophet talked of the day when swords will be beaten into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks. Nations will no longer go to war, neither will the art of war be taught and studied in the war colleges (Isaiah 2:4 Isaiah 2:4And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and 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 any more.
American King James Version×).
This “new religion” will have to be different from today’s religions. The kingdoms of this world will not bring this time to pass. Only the coming of the Kingdom of God will make it possible. It is time for us to start learning the ways of this Kingdom, this new path of life, the path to peace.