By Bertrand L. Comparet

We Americans are a peace loving people; we don't envy our neighbors their land or their wealth. We make no wars of conquest, so we find it hard to believe that others would attack us. We become involved in defensive wars because we suffer so much wrong without resistance that our long patience is mistaken for cowardice. Our enemies, both in other lands and within our own nation, take advantage of this. They know they can always lead us into traps by pretending they want peace. Russia is hard at this old trick right now, in the United Nations, vigorously helped by the so-called neutral nations. How can there be any neutrality between good and evil? Yahshua said he who is not for Me is against Me.

Most of our churches are to blame for our failure to recognize this devil's trap for what it is, for it is clearly stated in the Bible, that book they so seldom read to you in church. As for the United Nations, that palace of strangers cursed by Yahweh, the prophets exposed their talk of peace 2,500 years ago. Psalm 28:3 calls them, "The workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts". Jeremiah 9:8 says, "Their tongue is an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lyeth in ambush".

We see this at every session, Cuba and Venezuela talking loudly of peace, while they plot an invasion of Nicaragua. Nassar's Egypt plotting the murder of the kings of Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Panama organizing the theft of the Panama Canal from us because we connived with Egypt for the similar theft of the Suez Canal. All over Africa, the Negroes are planning wholesale murder of all the whites who brought them the only civilization they ever knew.

Isaiah 57:20-21 saw this restless evil, "The wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith Yahweh, to the wicked". In that parliament of evil, who exposes these plots, who demand the liberation of Eastern Europe, who frankly calls a spade a spade? No one! Isaiah 59:4,8 tells about it, "None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity and speak lies. The way of peace they knoweth not: and there is no judgment in their goings they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace".

Why haven't the preachers of our churches taught us peace only comes from Yahweh, not from Russia? The Bible has told about it from the beginning. In Leviticus 26:3,6 Yahweh promises us, "If ye walk in My statutes and keep My commandments and do them: I will give peace in the land and ye shall lie down and none shall make you afraid". Psalm 119:165 says, "Great peace have they which love Thy law: and nothing shall offend them". Isaiah 48:18 states, "O that thou hadst hearkened to My  commandments! Then had thy peace been as a river and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea". Instead of Yahweh, our people worship F.D. Roosevelt, Kennedy, Stevenson and Bridges, who tell us that the only way to peace is by surrender to Khrushchev's demands. The devil's peace on the devil's terms. Hungary and Tibet know what kind of peace it is; yet many red clergymen and corrupted churches support this!

This also is in the Bible. Jeremiah 8:10-12,15 records, "For every one, from the least even unto the greatest, is given to covetousness; from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of My people but slightly, saying, Peace, peace, when there is no peace. Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? Nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush. We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health and behold trouble". Ezekiel 13:8-10 says to these ministers, "Because ye have spoken vanity and seen lies, therefore behold I am against you saith Yahweh. And Mine hand shall be upon the prophets that they see vanity and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of My people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am Yahweh. Because, even because they have seduced My people, saying peace; and there  was no peace". There cannot be peace with evil. Yahshua warned us always to oppose and fight evil. In Matthew 10:34 He said, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth. I came not to send peace, but a sword."

We turn our backs on Yahweh and walk blindly into the trap every time some obvious villain says peace. Daniel 8:23-25 tells us, "And in the latter time of their kingdom, when transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance and understanding dark sentences shall stand up". Never before have transgressors so come to the full. Khrushchev's scowling face and communist double talk fulfill this to the letter. Daniel continues, "And his power shall be mighty and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper". Never in all history has a nation risen to such power and destroyed so many nations by infiltration, corruption and treason, always delicately called liberalism.

Remember Khrushchev, drunk with power, strutting boastfully in the United Nations, and in the same breath talking peace and threatening destruction! Daniel says, "He shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace destroy many". Weigh those words carefully, "Peace shall destroy many". By the infamous peace of Potsdam, Russia was allowed to swallow all Eastern Europe and North Korea.

Because we preferred Satan's peace to that of Yahweh, Russia was given China, Afghanistan, Tibet, Iraq and now Cuba. Now our politicians want to talk disarmament with Khrushchev, knowing that he has never kept his word on anything! About the time Franklin Roosevelt came to power here, Dmitri Manuilsky said in Moscow, "War to the hilt between communism and capitalism is inevitable. Today, of course, we are not strong enough to attack. Our time will come in 20 to 30 years. To win, we shall need the element of surprise. So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peace movement on record. There will be electrifying overtures and unheard of concessions. The capitalistic countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down, we will smash them with our clenched fist."

Today this time has come. Everyone knows communists never keep their word in anything. They want us to disarm while they keep their secret stores of weapons, rockets and nuclear bombs to attack us with. Yet, our political leaders still propose to go through with this treachery. What is our reward for this folly? Isaiah 33:7 tells us, "Behold their valiant ones cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly. The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth; he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man".

Devastation will come upon us from Russia's treacherous nuclear bomb attack, which she will not fear to make after we have largely disarmed. Our military men are aghast at the treason and its consequences. Our diplomats wring their hands in hypocritical horror at the inevitable fruit of their connivance with evil. They appear shocked that the obvious result of their folly has come upon us, what reason is there for surprise? Our attempt to make the devil's peace could not possibly have any other result.

We read in the newspapers and we hear people say, we must keep on negotiating with Russia. As long as they are talking, they aren't fighting. People also say, let's make an agreement with Russia so we won't have war. Making an agreement with Russia is exactly what will bring on war, Yahweh warns us of that. When we make a treaty with Russia for disarmament, millions of thoughtless fools will say, now we are safe, there won't be war. But war will swiftly follow after that. The apostle Paul tells us in Thessalonians 5:3, "For when they say peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them as travail upon a woman with child: and they shall not escape". Evil cannot be presented first in all its naked ugliness, but must first be disguised as good. Even then, those who read Yahweh's warnings are not deceived. The fools who put expediency above right, who will abandon principle to get the support of minority groups, who put a political party above Yahweh, will this time pay the penalty of death. "By peace he shall destroy many."