Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Even Conservative Evangelicals are Joining the Call to Fast for Peace

From Fast and Pray for Saddam Hussein -- Beliefnet.com:

But Christians should never talk about war with bravado—only with reluctance, weeping, and with prayer and fasting.

We know from 2 Chronicles that King Jehoshaphat of Judah was a great warrior with a large, seasoned army. But when Jehoshaphat was confronted with an invasion, instead of riding out to meet the invaders, he led the people in prayer. "We do not know what to do," he prayed, "but our eyes are on you." And God’s deliverance came in a thoroughly unexpected way. Jehoshaphat’s army didn’t fire a shot.