Monday, August 23, 2010

Don't Burn the Quran. Pray!

On September 11th of this year, to mark the ninth anniversary of the attack on this country by radical Muslims, the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida are doing some irresponsible and to me, reprehensible.  They are holding a Quran burning. 

My first question is simply "Why?"  Why must they inflame things even more so than they are already?  This act, this selfish, irresponsible act will cause more harm than good.  This will put our Christian Brothers and Sisters into even more harms way than they already are.  This will put American citizens traveling in Muslim countries at risk.  This is an act that borders on the same kind of fanaticism that we are accusing the Muslim extremist with!

The best way to handle this is not with a book burning that can inflame the Islamic world but on your knees in prayer.  To those who would do this thing, publically burn the Quran, I offer the to you:

Tit 3:2-3 NASB  to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.  (3)  For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
2Ti 2:22-26 NASB  Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.  (23)  But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels.  (24)  The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,  (25)  with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,  (26)  and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will. (emphasis mine)
 Lead on your knees and do what God has commanded us to do!  Burning the Quran is not what he commanded us to do!


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