This is a wonderful video, less than four minutes:
Spurgeon on War
And another nice graphic (from Sustainable Traditions)
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Why does a peaceful nation bluster and threaten for a few months, and even commence fighting, when in a short time it sighs for peace, and illuminates its streets as soon as peace is proclaimed? The immediate causes differ, but the abiding reason is the same — man is fallen, and belongs to a race of which infallible revelation declares “their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways, and the way of peace they have not known.”
[This year is the Centennial of the WWI Christmas truce]
“Mr. Spurgeon always regarded the Conference week as one of the most important of the whole year; and he devoted much time, and thought, and care, and prayer to the preparation of his Addresses to the hundreds of ministers and students…”
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Top Twitter comment:
@textsincontext Wow-this is REALLY cool. I had never read Spurgeon on war!? I actually DO wish this would break the internet :)
Quotes Added Post Easter, 2017:
The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace. The atomic bomb played no decisive part, from a purely military point of view, in the defeat of Japan.
— Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
The atomic bomb had nothing to do with the end of the war at all.
The first atomic bomb was an unnecessary experiment … It was a mistake to ever drop it … [the scientists] had this toy and they wanted to try it out, so they dropped it …
How angry are my enemies and especially the arch-enemy! Shall I stretch forth my hand and fight my foes? No, my hand is better employed in doing service for my Lord. Besides, there is no need, for my God will use his far-reaching arm, and he will deal with them far better than I could if I were to try. ” Vengeance is mine ; I will repay, saith the Lord.” He will with his own right hand of power and wisdom save me, and what more can I desire?
~ Charles Spurgeon ~
As we continue counting down the Twelve Days of Christmas until Epiphany, this video of Spurgeon’s words sounds a high note as we enter the New Year following our King.