Faith and Nuclear Proliferation
by Robert Brow (www.brow.on.ca) Kingston, Ontario October 2007
The Lord put an end to the Japanese war by allowing two atom bombs to flatten Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Soon Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel had nuclear weapons which could destroy neighboring cities. For years we lived under the menace of the Cold War. Just one careless push of a button could start a chain reaction which would put an end to civilization. If the Lord was not in control we were assured of MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction). By an astonishing miracle not one atom bomb has been launched in over 50 years.
But now we have entered the age of Nuclear Proliferation. Does that change our faith stance? The Old Testament prophets noted how the Lord reigned by ending the destructive power of Assyria and Babylonia, and put a rein on many other nations (see Isaiah chapters 13 - 19, Amos chapters 1 - 2). Having taken birth among us, and died and risen again, the same Lord is still on the throne of Heaven.
That does not encourage passivity. We need to watch and pray, and look to Jesus the Messiah as he continues his reign.