The Bible’s answer
Peace on earth will come, not by human efforts, but by means of God’s Kingdom, a heavenly government ruled by Christ Jesus. Notice how the Bible teaches us about this wonderful hope.
- God will make “
wars to cease to the extremity of the earth,” fulfilling his promise to bring “
peace on earth to those with whom he is pleased!”—Psalm 46:9; Luke 2:14, Good News Translation.
- God’s Kingdom will rule from heaven over the entire earth. (Daniel 7:14) As a world government, it will eliminate nationalism, which is at the root of many conflicts.
- Jesus, the Ruler of God’s Kingdom, is called the “
Prince of Peace,” and he will ensure that “
to peace there will be no end.”—Isaiah 9:6, 7.
- People determined to keep fighting will not be allowed to live under the Kingdom, since “
anyone loving violence [God’s] soul certainly hates.”—Psalm 11:5; Proverbs 2:22.
- God teaches his subjects how to live in peace. Describing the results of this instruction, the Bible says: “
They will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore.”—Isaiah 2:3, 4.
Already, millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world are learning from God how to be peaceable. (Matthew 5:9) Although we belong to many different ethnic groups and live in over 230 different lands, we refuse to take up arms against our fellow man.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are learning the ways of peace today