If Jesus was the Messiah, why is there not peace on earth?

If every missile in the world were suddenly disarmed, if every knife and gun were destroyed, people would soon devise new ways of propagating evil and doing violence to one another. True peace must involve more than just the cessation of war. It’s not enough just to change the externals. Real peace is a matter of what is in people’s hearts. Real peace has to start from within. This is something that only comes from repentance before God and allegiance to Jesus as the Messiah and Prince of Peace.

The fact that people have persecuted Jews under the pretext of following Jesus only shows that those who said they were Christians did not possess the peace of God and that they were not followers of Jesus’ teachings. In fact, Jesus himself warned that there would be those who called him ‘Lord’ but would act directly against the will of God.

Those who have truly followed Jesus’ teaching have extended help and support to Jewish people, e.g. Dutch Christians who hid away Jews during the Holocaust.

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If Jesus was the Messiah, why is there not peace on earth?