The War Between Truth and Peace
“Therefore love truth and peace.” What did the prophet Zechariah (chapter 8) mean by that?
“These are the things you shall do: Speak each man the truth to his neighbor; give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace…” (v. 16) The foundations of our society must be: Truth, Justice and Peace. But what happens when two of these values are in conflict? I t seems that today, truth and peace are almost always at odds, both in politics and personal matters. Israel stands firm on its biblical truth and its biblical rights, but in so doing prevents peace. Truth and peace are at odds. Either truth prevents a possible peace, or, for the…