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Vengence belongs to God, not man. Though the laws, courts and judges of this land administer justice, true justice ultimately belongs to God, not man.
The motive behind burning the Qu’ran is essentially one of revenge. Its rooted upon the idea of returning evil back for evil.
In the days approaching the event, Terry Jones told CBS News: “We are definitely probably insulting all Muslims, the fact that we offend them is the lesser of two evils.”
In other words, Terry Jones was saying, “I know what I’m doing is wrong but because they’ve done more wrong it makes my wrong right.”
Not necessarily. Unfaithfulness in a marriage, whether the husband was unfaithful first or not, is still adultery, and cursing, regardless of who spurted the f-bomb first, is still cursing. They are both wrong before the eyes of God. Likewise, a revengeful act of hate is wrong, regardless of the first act of hate.
The Selfishness of the Act. On the heels of major uproars and protests erupting in Afghanistan, Indonesia and India, re-dictating concerns of the top U.S commander of military operations in Afghanistan and the President of the United States, a selfless individual would reconsider.
Unlike the selfless Jesus that “Christians”, who participate in this event, claim to follow, “International Burn a Qu’ran Day” is an act conducted by a group of selfish individuals unwilling to give up an act of hate that can pave way for a major terrorist attack on American soil, endanger troops in Afghanistan and other nations, and, worst of all, begin a fiercer wave of persecution against Christians around the world, especially in Islamic countries.
A true follower of Christ would think about the well-being of their fellow Americans and Christians around the world.
It Stands Opposed to the Act of Evangelism. Even if the motive of “International Burn a Qu’ran Day” was to stop radical Islam terrorism and lead Muslims to Jesus, “International Burn a Qu’ran Day” is an event that would solely produce more hostility towards Jesus.
Non-believers will have “International Burn a Qu’ran Day” transcribed on the tablets of their already church-wounded hearts. Muslims, who, since their childhood years, have heard about the evils of America and Christianity, will be compelled to delve deeper into their Islamic faith, walking further away from the savior that can save them.
While Terry Jones has written Islam is of the Devil, a book honing in on the violent aspects of Islam, and credited as the initiator of “International Burn a Qu’ran Day”, though it has temporarily been suspended, it is likely that Jones and other participants of the event have never truly witnessed to a Muslim or drawn a Muslim to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Sorrowfully, I must confess that, in recent years, I have not shared my faith with many Muslims. I am not better in that regard, yet I do know that there is a better approach to winning the lost–love. Its the way Jesus won the lost.
Instead of September 11, 2010 being remembered as “International Burn a Qu’ran Day” or the day that would have been “International Burn a Qu’ran Day”, it should be remembered as “International ‘I Commit Myself to Witnessing’ Day”. A day where Christian around the world decide to commit themselves to share the good news with Muslims and other people that have not had a real encounter with Jesus.
A practical start can be gathering a resourceful book about witnessing to Muslims, reading the Qu’ran, or simply loving the lost around you.
Source (of quote):
“Pastor: I Know Quran Burning is Insulting”CBS News. 7 September 2010.