Burn Couches, Not the Quran

>> Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hello all,

I happened across this article by Andrew Lisi and wanted to pass it on to you because I believe he is thinking along the right lines. I believe the burning to be deeply misguided, but as Mr. Lisi points out, a Christian shouldn't respond in a purely reactionary manner. Rather, grace is needed all around for a positive and Christ like impact to be made.

Burn Couches, Not the Quran

God bless and veritas supra omnis!

3 comments:

Hillary Hipps September 8, 2010 at 8:16 PM  

And this is a topic I have actually kept up on for the last couple weeks. I agree with the article you linked and really the whole idea is very upsetting. I do not understand what "Christians" would lash out like that. That is not God. hmmm.... ya. Definitely something to be praying about!

Anonymous September 9, 2010 at 11:16 PM  

I honestly don't get what the big deal is. Bin Laden said years ago that what he had against the U.S. was that its christians were hypocrites. Muslims already have everything against us they need. People are freaking out about a little book burning that one pastor is doing and saying it will endanger our military while countless more pastors (including many of those freaking out about the book burning) endanger millions of souls and all our lives every single week and as good as burn the Bible daily with their words and actions. What's the bigger deal? People are so zealous about this, a little drop, but have no zeal for God's house when it comes to her greater sins, a full ocean of them? We worry this little thing will ruin the reputation of American christians? It's too late to worry about how people see us when the majority has neglected to worry about and continues to neglect to worry about how God sees them. I have yet to meet an American christian with more love for people with despised beliefs than this pastor has.

Mark Hutchins September 11, 2010 at 11:58 AM  

Anonymous,

I won't argue the point too much since this is an issue where people are simply inclined one direction or the other (perception and interpretation of the facts is what decides a person in this matter...not necessarily the facts themselves). My response would simply be that... as someone who does care how God sees me, I am less concerned with what radical Islamists will /would do in response to the now called off burning (to die is gain, after all, if it means dying in the service of our Lord) and more with how this sort of event represents the Gospel to Islamists.

I strongly agree with you about people burning the Gospel daily with their words, actions, and lives as a whole (just look at abortion, for example) but that is a different matter. I can't talk about everything in one post. :-)

I appreciate your input!

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