THIS AFTERNOON WE THINK UPON THE TREMENDOUS EVENT and we lay background for the celebration which we find throughout all Christendom at this time of year, the Birth of Christ. It is impossible for us to understand in full the impact of this event except it become personalized to us and the whole panorama of these events become a part of our thinking and our living. One of the most significant things is to hear people everywhere singing ‘Peace on earth, good will unto men.’ I hear clergymen everywhere trying to extend this peace on earth to include all the enemies of God and His Kingdom.
They try to extend ‘peace on earth’ as a process to all who would destroy and they actually expect you to make ‘peace’ in your nation and outside your nation with every force that would destroy. They do this because they do not understand the great significance of this ‘peace’, or how it must be maintained. Before we go into our thoughts concerning this hour, I would tell you that there is no ‘peace’ ever advocated in the program of God’s Kingdom which is not related to Victory. It is not by acquiescence or by appeasement. It is not today by withdrawing from positions of leadership and joining hands with the pagans of the world, or the Communist in their stronghold that we will introduce, ‘Peace’.