Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Response to a certain news in Florida...

Been following a tab over the past few months about a 'church' in the USA who is planning to burn Korans on September 11.

I have read a bit about this church.... I think something has gone wrong in the outworking of Christian principles. Their beliefs statement seems to show that they must have skipped or totally misinterpreted a lot of Scripture. They believe Jesus is the only way to God (John 14:6) but then that has outworked in a way of opposition against people who do not believe Jesus is the only way to God (i.e. Muslims).

Lets just get things straight:

1. Jesus came to save the lost, not to condemn the lost. Jesus reaches out to the lost and brings them the gospel of salvation. Jesus in his great commission tells us to do likewise and make disciples in all nations.

2. God loves all people, saved or unsaved. All people are marred by the same sin. God loves all of us. God wants all of us to turn back to Him through Jesus. Now lets think about it. Does a church setting fire to korans allow them to turn back to God, or does it oppress them and victimise them more? Would God burn them in a consuming fire right now? No - He sent Jesus to save them.

3. Jesus tells us to be the light of the world. He tells us to imitate Him. He tells us to love one another, just as God loves us. We are to be role models of the Word so that all peoples, including Muslims, can see the love of Jesus in our lives and turn to Him as their saviour.

Jesus gives us this command:

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

I think this church has interpreted the gospel totally incorrect. Lets not oppress the lost. Lets save them by displaying the glory and the love of God to them.

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