The search for peace is a major issue in End-Times Bible prophecy. The age-old tension between Israel and her Islamic neighbors will lead to a temporary peace that will give occasion for a suprise attack predicted by Ezekiel as the War of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38 and 39). This may be the same as the war of the Second Seal (Revelation 6:3-4). God will intervene and give victory to Israel.

Israel will also be given a seven-year covenant or peace treaty by the evil end-times dictator that will be broken after three and one-half years(The "Abomination of Desolation" - Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15-21; Revelation 13).

Jesus Christ is "The Prince of Peace." He taught us that if someone strikes us not to retaliate. But what does the rest of the Bible add to this issue? Can we be peace-loving people and still act in self defense? Is there such a thing as a "just war," as philosophers and theologians have defined it? This is not an easy subject, but it is one each Christian should study and prayerfully decide.

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EU awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Oct. 13, 2012 - The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Union. It was given in recognition of ...
".. EU's most important result: the successful struggle for peace and reconciliation and for democracy and human rights. The stabilizing part played by the EU has helped to transform most of Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace."
According to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, this award was recognition of the unifying effect of their currency, the euro.
Source: Telegraph - UK

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Fresh Iran nuclear talks agreed with world powers, says EU

Mar. 6, 2012 - Israel's threat of a pre-emptive military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities has apparently led Iranian negotiator Saeed Jalili to invite fresh discussions about their nuclear progress. Iran insists there is no military element to its nuclear program, but the last round of talks ended in failure in January more than a year ago. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton agreed to the talks on behalf of the five UN Security Council members plus Germany. She said the EU hopes that this will signal "a sustained process of constructive dialogue which will deliver real progress" in resolving the issue.
Iran had earlier said it was prepared under certain conditions to grant inspectors from the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to the key military site of Parchin.
Source: BBC

North Korea agrees to halt nuclear activities for food

Feb. 29, 2012 - The United States will give North Korea 240,000 metric tons of nutritional assistance in exchange for their agreement to halt nuclear tests, long-range missile launches and enrichment activities.
"Today's announcement represents a modest first step in the right direction. We, of course, will be watching closely and judging North Korea's new leaders by their actions," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday before the House Appropriations Committee.
Source: CNN

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