A New World Order
“But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”
—2 Peter 3:13
On December 2, 1942 in the late afternoon, a group of U.S. scientists huddled together on an abandoned football field near the University of Chicago, and there produced for the first time in human history controlled nuclear fission chain reaction.
Just three years later President Harry Truman gave the order to drop the bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. That bomb leveled two-thirds of that city, and what the world saw at that time was devastation like we've never seen before, and I pray we never see again.
With the explosion of that atomic bomb and the other that followed, a new age came to the world, the Atomic Age. When they experimented with the bomb in New Mexico, a scientist watched it, tears coursed down his face and he cried out, "Oh, my God, we have created hell!"
The prospects for global destruction are greater than ever before. It's not just the preachers and the evangelists that are saying this now, but the social scientists and the nuclear scientists and the ecologists are all predicting devastation in our times; that a final holocaust is coming. And we wonder is there any hope?
But the fact is there is hope for the Christian. There is a new world coming. And while this world as we know it will one day explode with fire, it will not be at the hand of man, but it will be at the hand of God, and the same fire that destroys this current age will fashion a new age and a new world order in which righteousness dwells forever.
THE SAME GOD WHO CREATED THE WORLD IN THE BEGINNING, NOW CONTROLS THIS WORLD AND HE'S IN CHARGE OF IT.