“At present the nations are heavily armed and are inventing weapons more and more terrible, as if the chief end of man could only be answered by destroying myriads of his fellows. Yet peace will prevail one day.
How will this come about? By trade? By civilization? By arbitration? Peace will be established only by the reign of the Prince of Peace. He must teach the people by His Spirit, renew their hearts by His grace, and reign over them by His supreme power, and then will they cease to wound and kill.
Man is a monster and only the Lord Jesus can turn a lion into a lamb. By changing man’s heart, his bloodthirsty passions are removed. Pray that the Giver of Peace would speedily put an end to war and establish concord over the whole world.”
- Charles Spurgeon (1887)