Remedy for Lawlessness
by Peter V. Ross
Each one of us can make the world a better place. We can help to calm the present unrest. We can do this by recognizing, and insisting, that the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. The Bible tells us that God does reign, wisely and absolutely. We should be sufficiently alert and reverent to admit this fact. In this admission, we can help to quell the turbulence rampant in the earth.
This world, its affairs and its people, is governed by the one Mind, God. Chaos and disorder, therefore, can’t run riot. The world is a place where Principle governs, and sinister intrigue, selfish ambition, and ruthless domination must fail. The certain effect of our constant and convinced acknowledgement of these truths, will be to still the “harsh noises of the day.” (Hymn #238)
It’s time to know that, “He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.” (Job)
Are we persuaded that God has a destiny for our nation, a peaceful and fruitful destiny, a destiny that as yet is not half fulfilled? What is our part? It is to take definite account of the devious and wicked attempts to undermine government and civilization itself, and denounce them as unprincipled, and therefore as powerless to carry out their designs. Every one of us has a responsibility which he can’t evade. We can do more than we have dreamed toward preserving the stability of the nations and of society generally.
The millennium won’t be postponed if the impatience and lawlessness of the times are curbed. We have the means for curbing them; “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.” (II Cor.)