And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword,
that with it he should smite the nations:
and he shall rule them with a rod of iron:
and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness
and wrath of Almighty God.
And the nations of them which are saved
shall walk in the light of it:
and the kings of the earth do bring
their glory and honour into it.
Revelation 19:15, 21:24

God’s Controversy With The Nations


Christians often have to struggle to find a balance between patriotism to the country of his birth or the race from which he is born in as well as loyalty to God and His holy words. Many times Christians find themselves in opposing view with other Christians especially when their countries are at war or are engaged in some conflicts. So how should Christians relate with brethren from other races or nations especially when there is conflict going on between the two nations or races? How should Christians relate to the lost world especially of other nations and other races? What does the Bible reveal about the history of nations and God’s plan for them? Where do Christians stand in relation to the nations on earth? Does the Bible teach racism? Does the Bible teach Christians to hate certain races? Why did God instruct Israel to engage in wars to exterminate their enemies? Are Christians supposed to emulate the Israelites by engaging in warfare with other nations or races of people? What is actually the warfare for Christians? Do Christians belong to any particular nation on earth as a nation instituted by God as a Christian nation to do God’s will? All these and many more questions can only be answered from within the pages of the Holy Bible.

A study on the history of the nations, the present condition of this world during the Church Age and the future of the nations is necessary in order to have all the above questions answered. Acquiring this knowledge from the God of Creation will enable a Christian to know how he should conduct himself in this fallen world. God does have a plan for the nations on earth and His program is running right on schedule. In due time, the child of God will understand the working of the Most High and rejoice in the marvelous salvation he has obtained through the most wonderful Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.