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When Wars Will Cease

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What would happen if nations of the globe stopped fighting wars? How would this change the world, economies, and societies? Most people on earth long for a time when there will be no more war, but will that ever happen? The biblical prophet Isaiah wrote about such a future: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore” (Isaiah 2:4). According to the Bible, a time of no more war will eventually come. What impact will the absence of war have on nations and peoples?

The nation of Sudan has been engulfed in war for the last year (The Telegraph, March 13, 2024). The conflict has displaced 10 million people! Hunger, disease, and dehydration are rising. Due to the fighting, crops were not planted last year and cannot be harvested this year, and this year crops will not be planted and will not be available for harvesting next year. Experts predict as many as “230,000 children, pregnant women and new mothers in Sudan could die from starvation in the coming months.” This number is only a fraction of the 2.9 million children who are severely malnourished. Famine and starvation are often offshoots of war—something those waging war seldom consider.

The future prophesied in the Bible—a time when there will be no more war—will be dramatically different from today. When wars cease and the causes for war have vanished, starvation can also end, as conditions are made right for abundance. The Bible foretells a time when the “desert shall… blossom as the rose” (Isaiah 35:1–2), when there is so much abundance that “the plowman shall overtake the reaper” (Amos 9:13). In this war-free future, children will play freely and safely in the streets (Zechariah 8:5). Today, as we look around the world and see the horrors of war, we can find encouragement in knowing that in the not-too-distant future, wars will cease. To learn more, watch “Beyond World War III.”