Signs of the Times

Rev. J. Ithel Jones, M.A., B.D., in an article in The Expository Times, Edinburgh, Scotland

The kingdom is to be spread by the proclaiming of good news. "And he shall speak peace unto the heathen."

Now, that expression does not mean "Let's be friends with other nations." It includes that, of course, but in the first instance it means something quite different. This phrase "to speak peace" seems to have a meaning all its own in Scripture. It is almost invariably associated with the proclaiming of the good news of God. On that night in which our Lord was born the angels sang of peace on earth. Of the reason for their song we are left in no doubt: it had to do with the good tidings of great joy that a Saviour had been born in the city of David.

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September 20, 1952

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