It started on December 7, 1941 when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. The war in the Pacific raged until August 14, 1945 when the Japanese accepted an unconditional surrender. There were over 60 million people killed during World War 11 and of that 60 million 22 to 25 million were soldiers and it was one of the bloodiest battles in history. The formal surrender took place on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945 and President Harry S. Truman declared it a VJ day, victory over Japan, as the official end of the war with Japan. Those events remind me of something in the Bible. It was about a great struggle between God and man. It started in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve disobeyed God, they and mankind became enemies of God, (Colossians 1:21). We are all sinners before God because we have all disobeyed in some form or fashion, (Romans 3:23). It would not be until centuries and centuries later that peace with God could be attained. That victory was accomplished by the sinless life and sacrificial and atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, (Romans 5:1, 1 Corinthians 15:57, 1 John 5:4&5). We may still be enemies of God if we have never asked God to forgive us of our sins and called upon Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Savior, (John 1:12, 1 John 1:9, Romans 5:8). See you in Church next Sunday.