...'Peace is not the goal, there will not be peace on Earth until Christ reigns', are you meaning that peace is the long-term/ultimate goal of the age to come, but not a fully realizable short-term goal by human efforts on earth?
This reminded me of Colossians 1:
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
So it sounds like the ultimate goal is indeed reconciliation of all things through the peace He has achieved?
Also, of course, in the Nativity we have (Luke 2):
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
So even though human divisions will not allow complete peace in the short-term, including the reactions against the followers of Christ that were to be expected, it still seems to be God's ultimate desired goal in the long-term.
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