I'm sure you've heard about the Florida pastor who wants to burn the Quran on the date of September 11th. Several threats have come through saying that if he does that then our troops will be put in danger because of that. Now he is saying that he won't do it, as long as they move the Mosque that is planned to be put near the 9/11 site.
I'm not a believer in "as long as we all have the same ground rules it doesn't really matter what religion we have because we'll go to the same place" at all, but I believe that we are to love every one regardless of what they believe in. I'm also not a supporter of this Mosque that might be put near the 9/11 site.
Mark Hall of Casting Crowns got it completely right the other day when he put on twitter this:
"Burning the Quran? Why? The world is quite aware of what we are AGAINST. What they need to know is what we are FOR."
We can't justify this. Jesus told us to love our enemies. He told us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. How does this do that? How does burning the Quran show love? It doesn't. I want to show the world the Light and Love of Jesus Christ. I want them to know that the only way they can get to Heaven is by believing in Him. I'm well aware that people all over the earth burn Bible's, but why stoop to their level? Aren't we wanting and desiring to show them that Jesus is real and active and alive and He is different from all their other so-called "gods"? Then, this is not the answer and it does not help one bit.
Earlier today Mark Hall said this, "Burning Quran in protest - not wise. Speak truth in love - Good." That's right. There is a way to tell a person that Jesus is the only Way, Truth, and Life in a way that glorifies God and doesn't get so... crazy.
I'll end this post with this, show people God's love through yours words and actions. Show people what you are for and against through your words and actions. When you think about telling somebody something picture that person as Jesus. It definitely changes your point of view (and probably what you'll say ;) ). Have a blessed night!!