Peace! Peace!

In discussing the end times and war and stuff, people often throw around the verse, “They say ‘Peace, peace’ when there is no peace.”

This verse is found in Jeremiah and has to deal with the destruction of Jerusalem and nothing to do with the End Times. Granted there are similar things said about the End Times, but not this verse.

There is no time of peace, but there are many times when people will convince you there is peace. Our desire is to speak happy thoughts and avoid all that negativity, even more so when true danger lurks.

Jeremiah 6:14 fully says, “They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.” It’s an attempt to heal people. to soothe and console them in danger.

It’s a verbal band-aid to cover a bleeding wound with an amputation coming. It’s mom’s when they tell their kids lightning won’t hit them when they are scared in a storm. It’s adult kids telling their elderly parents they’ll be OK when the doctor just said the elder has two days to live.

It’s the modern day church telling unrepentant unbelievers that if they just say this prayer everything will be fine and they can go to heaven.

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