Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Burning Books

In our staff chapel today, one of our senior missionaries made a very salient, cogent point in reference to the fringe pastor in Florida who ignited a global firestorm by burning the Muslim Quran. I'm paraphrasing, but here it is . . .

Christians don't have to be a bad witness for Christ by burning the Quran or any other religious text. Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and make disciples. When people are converted to Christ, they'll do away with false religions and their texts all on their own.

This is certainly corroborated in Acts 19, where new believers of their own volition tossed their magic books into the fire. To quote the Lord Jesus, "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

I wish the "pastor" with the bizarre mustache would learn that lesson and humbly preach the Gospel instead of his deadly, attention-seeking antics.

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