On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made this ill-fated statement in front of #10 Downing Street, London, after his arrival home from the notorious Munich Conference:
'We, the German Fuhrer and Chancellor, and the British Prime Minister, have had a further meeting today and are agreed in recognising that the question of Anglo-German relations is of the first importance for our two countries and for Europe.
We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German Naval Agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again.
We are resolved that the method of consultation shall be the method adopted to deal with any other questions that may concern our two countries, and we are determined to continue our efforts to remove possible sources of difference, and thus to contribute to assure the peace of Europe.
My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is 'peace for our time.' Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.'
They did not sleep for long ... within a year Britain was compelled to announce war on Nazi Germany!
This message was preached on Remembrance Day, contrasting the peace this world promises with the true peace Christ alone gives His people - even when they are in the middle of tribulation!
Peace blessed peace! Feeling sorry for myself this evening; I listened to this wonderful and uplifting sermon! One can become awash in self pity or turn to Jesus Christ.
How thrilling to know that the Creator of the universe loves you! He loved us before we loved Him!
He will never forsake us!
Peace, yes I have peace in the Comforter, my savior the Lord Jesus Christ!
How long can one be in the dumps when cheered by His love!
Thank you dear preacher, for reminding me of that!
Ian Brown succeeded Dr Ian Paisley as minister of Martyrs Memorial in August 2013. Prior to this he pastored the Free Presbyterian congregation in Northern Irelandâ€™s Maiden City, Londonderry, from 1987 to 2013. He is the author of several books, notably: â€śBelfast Boat â€“ Titanic,...