Hello again folks! Quite a few folks [at work especially] have asked me what my thoughts are on the Florida pastor who plans to burn copies of the koran on the 9th anniversary of 9/11:
And you may be surprised by my response! On one hand; islam is well known for its persecution of True Christians [especially those who leave islam by their own free will] and many; many Bibles have been burned. Not a few Christians and Christian missionaries have been burned out of their homes in muslim countries too. Indeed; it is well documented that you can't even build a church in certain islamic countries. And we all remember the mass celebrations in the Middle East when 9/11 took place. But - on the other hand - is it a good and God honouring thing to burn korans to make a point? Doubtless; islam is one of the many enemies of True Christianity but I'm reminded of this scripture:
"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you."
It is more God-honouring in this writers opinion to take the above Godly advice in this particular circumstance. Burning a bunch of books from the opposition strikes of immaturity and carnality. WWJD? This 'story' gives a platform to the promoters of islam. I hear that a Taliban spokesman said: " This proves that the West is against islam.". The truth is that islam is against the West [a.k.a. the 'great satan']. But this is fantastic propaganda for the likes of the MCB and CAIR and their worldwide affiliates. The ire and soulish churchianity disguised as patriotic nationalism of one desperate pastor is ammunition for a thousand imams. Informed folks know the threat of islam but there is a time and a place to make a stand. I do not concur with Hillary Clinton or the pope in their condemnation either. They regularly fail to condemn the persecution and outright abuse of True Christians in the islamic world and don't have a leg to stand on.
Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 08-Sep-2010