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As the world reflects on the great conflict that was the Second World War, two great questions are inescapable: Could it happen again? And will humanity ever find lasting peace?
The cause of war is the ingrained selfish, greedy nature that leads people to covet what others have. As the apostle James put it: “What is the source of wars and fights among you? Don’t they come from the cravings that are at war within you? … You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and don’t receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your evil desires”.
In spite of a new 21st-century Cold War and fresh fears of atomic-fueled human extinction, a surprising and sure hope will intervene
At this 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, we must realise that an even greater global conflict is coming—with horrors on a scale never before seen.
As the world marks the anniversary of the conclusion of World War II, it’s important that we consider the great changes since the Allied victory 70 years ago.