“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:10

English: Veterans Day poster issued by the U.S...

Today is the day we honor our veterans in the United States. Appropriately, ceremonies with be held in appreciation of the sacrifice that so many have given in the service of our country. These ceremonies will inherently have a melancholy mood at least for me.

As I have written before (Imagine a World without Veterans), veterans are the product of war and threats of war. I recently ran across a quote by Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones in which he asked a series of pertinent questions.

Why are there wars in the world?
Why is there this constant international tension?
What is the matter with the world?
Why war and all the unhappiness and turmoil and discord amongst men?
According to this Beatitude (Matthew 5:10),
there is only one answer to these questions-sin.

Nothing else; just sin.”

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2 thoughts on “VETERAN PEACEMAKERS- Nov 11

  1. jvcstone

    Bernie—I have often said imagine the world if our government spent a tenth of what we spend on waging war on “waging peace” We as veterans need to take the point on changing the attitude that permeates Washington these days. Veterans against all war.

    1. bdd3 Post author

      I would that the government would cancel all social service programs and return the monies to the people. Then let the church rise up and care for the poor, needy, sick and lame. That job belongs to the people, not the government.


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