Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Burn A Qur'an Day"

Burn a Qur'an Day

Somehow Dove World Outreach Center thinks that burning Qur'ans is an excellent way to show the love of Jesus.

Wow, this seems very Western-centric. Let's see, allowing the billion Muslims in the world to characterize Christianity as God-hating, scripture hating bigots-- is that the way to show Jesus' love?

The article reads, "Most people who criticize are also the people who don’t do anything,” said Jones. “If they do not like our method – they don’t have to like our method, they don’t have to adopt our method – then they should do something themselves,” he said, proposing they go door-to-door to distribute Christian literature about the love of Jesus.

Okay. I've gone to Bangladesh and talked to people in mosques. I taught the word of Jesus in a way that it could be heard. I made friends with Muslims and handed out New Testaments. I didn't change the world, but I was there. Jesus is about loving our enemies, not communicating that we hate them.

This isn't evangelism, it is war. Jesus did not come to judge or to destroy, but to save.

1 comment:

LeeAnn said...

wow. sorry that you even had to address this situation. creepy: burning Q'rans.

what *is* interesting to me is the class that i took on *understanding* Islam, (was it with Caleb Project?) i.e. understanding in order to learn things like the astounding contributions many Moslems have made to math, astronomy, science: the list is so long. -and that many *will* accept an Injil: our gospels and learn about Jesus openly. and... they as a culture, are so hospitable and lovable. far more hospitable than many Christians.