Skip to main content

From the Editors

See the plowshare in the sword

From the February 20, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


At first glance the Bible promise looks wonderfully poetic, but a bit unrealistic. Beating swords into plowshares? That’s the action-plan for establishing peace among nations? Consider this from the Old Testament book of Micah: “He [God] shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” ( 4:3 ).