This French bomb test is very terrifying. Think of the power unleashed and the devastation. What if it were part of a real war? However horrible, it could happen! Maybe it will start with a North Korean missile launch or perhaps Iran will make war with Israel, but when it begins, could it be stopped? Albert Einstein was once asked about the weapons that might be used in the next war: His reply was something like "I don't know what weapons will be used, but the war after that will be fought with sticks and stones". Why is man so belligerent? Sin is the answer and until that is destroyed there will be endless wars. When I think about this, I am reminded of Sodom and Gomorrah in the book of Genesis.
Gen 18:20 Yahweh said, "Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous,
Gen 18:21 I will go down now, and see whether their deeds are as bad as the reports which have come to me. If not, I will know."
Gen 18:22 The men turned from there, and went toward Sodom, but Abraham stood yet before Yahweh.
Gen 18:23 Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked?
Gen 18:24 What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it?
Gen 18:25 Be it far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn't the Judge of all the earth do right?"
Gen 18:26 Yahweh said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake."
Gen 18:27 Abraham answered, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.
Gen 18:28 What if there will lack five of the fifty righteous? Will you destroy all the city for lack of five?" He said, "I will not destroy it, if I find forty-five there."
Gen 18:29 He spoke to him yet again, and said, "What if there are forty found there?" He said, "I will not do it for the forty's sake."
Gen 18:30 He said, "Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak. What if there are thirty found there?" He said, "I will not do it, if I find thirty there."
Gen 18:31 He said, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord. What if there are twenty found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the twenty's sake."
Gen 18:32 He said, "Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the ten's sake."
Gen 18:33 Yahweh went his way, as soon as he had finished communing with Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place. WEB
I have always loved this passage because it shows God listening to Abraham and being reasonable. When will mankind become reasonable? I don't know if or when that will happen, but I pray that it will. Until that time I ask myself the question: I wonder if the Almighty is right now talking with someone like Abraham about the United States of America and if the number of righteous people remaining in it are enough to save us. So, be the best you can possibly be and who knows, you just might be number ten on our list and SAVE US FROM DESTRUCTION!