Friday, March 5, 2021

"The War"

In 1790 “The War” referred to the Revolutionary War. In 1870 “The War” meant the vastly more deadly Civil War. Fifty years later, World War I took so many lives that it was called “The Great War” or “The War to End All Wars”. However, in 1950 “The War” took on a whole new horrific meaning in light of the millions upon millions of deaths in World War II.

World War II ended any illusions that people throughout the planet might some day live in an unbroken peace, understanding that it is much better to sacrifice and do without rather than go to war in an effort to satisfy national greed. People talk about peace. We yearn for peace. But as the old Civil War era hymn reminds us, “There is no peace on earth.”

There is a war going on right now, which is very personal to you. It is the war for your soul. It is a war that every single human being must face. It is the war which caused all the other wars mentioned above. The good news is, this war can be won. In the center of the graphic there is a drawing of a foot coming down on the head of a snake. It refers to the victory of Jesus Christ over Satan when he died for the sin of humanity on the cross. Because of Christ, you can have the victory over evil. That means you can have the hope of eternal life.

In “The War” for your soul, has the outcome been defined? Are you aware of “The War”? Whether you know you’ve won “The War” through Jesus Christ or this is the first time you ever thought about it, join us for one of our worship services this weekend. “The War that Ended All Wars” was won for your benefit. You owe it to yourself to claim it.

 Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am.

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.