Practices for Christmas: Practice Peace (Practices For The Holidays #5)

One of the names Isaiah gives to the Messiah is “Prince of Peace”. But do we really believe that? I mean, do we really believe that Jesus brought and initiated peace? Isaiah was certainly talking about Jesus’ first coming, not his second. It’s found in the famous “For unto us a child is born” passage in Isaiah 9. But do we believe Isaiah? Did Jesus really bring peace?

Let me ask you this: is the world peaceful? That’s one we don’t have to think about too long, isn’t it? The world is definitely not peaceful. Here’s the hard question: Why isn’t the world peaceful? Depending on your viewpoint, there are many answers. The world’s not peaceful because of those violent Muslim extremists or those violent Christian extremists. The world’s not peaceful because of those right-wing Continue reading

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