Monday, April 4, 2011

Just dropping a quick post.

In recent news we see pastor jones off on another hitler-esque koran burning. Sadly this appears to be riling those in the muslim world. What pastor jones is doing is not in line with scripture, and in fact I would argue is actually counter productive to what our Lord Jesus Christ asks us to do. If one wanted to consider muslims the enemy of christians, then what are we to do? Love them. Burning their koran is not an act of love, its an attack.

God loves all people and sent Jesus Christ to redeem ALL people, including muslims. All we have to do is accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. There is no slave or free, jew or gentile in His eyes once we are His. This koran burning is, in my opinion, destroying many chances that a muslim will seek out or accept Jesus. They may think "why should I accept the Lord of those who burned the koran? Why follow that Jesus?" Friends, pastor jones is wrong and is hardly the Christian voice on islam. We need to meet muslims where they are, and share the gospel with them, and let them decide what to do with the koran.

The apostle Paul didn't go around burning people's scriptures that weren't Biblical. He met them where they were. He didn't condemn the pagans on Mars Hill, but rather found a common ground and met them there and lead them to the Living God through Jesus Christ.

There were some in the Bible who burned all of their books (I believe in acts) but this was a voluntary act. Paul wasn't having a bonfire of everyone's books, then converting them. No, he met them where they were at, and then showed them Jesus.

That's what we need to do. Show Christ's love and the hope that we have in Christ's work at the cross and His resurrection. Burning Korans will not bring Muslims to Christ.

Revised 6-27-11

If you're wondering how the above actions, Koran burning, anti-Muslim whatever can be done by a Christians, you are wise to question such things. If you want to see the love of a real Christian, take a listen to this. It's an amazing story of how Jesus Christ can exhibit amazing love in the face of amazingly hateful people...and win.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post. We do need to see what deceptive angels we follow and rid ourselves of those. 1 Cor 5:12-13.
    It is not our focus to do anything but love and show the Good News to those outside the Church. If they accept the Word, then you have a platform to discuss things.