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sad mixed up message

How sad it is that pastor Terry Jones, who by his hate of Muslims and insistence on publicly burning the Koran, is misrepresenting the truth of biblical Christianity. It’s hard not to wonder if he has carefully studied the teaching of Jesus who said to his followers, “You have heard it said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”  What part of ‘Love your enemy’ doesn’t he get?  How does this needless display of Koran burning accomplish any degree of love?  Loving one’s enemy is not necessarily an easy task but Jesus never said it would be.   This seems like a diliberate misguided effort to do the very opposite.  And when was the last time any kind of book burning did any good for anybody?  Unfortunately, this sort of twisted and well publicized version of “Christianity” gets applied across the board to Christians in general — thus lumping us all in with this kind of aberrant fringe lunacy.  Today I’m praying for Muslims and Jones.

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1 Response to “sad mixed up message”


  1. 1 Karen
    September 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Hi Ray! At the library this week, I picked up a copy of Three Cups of Tea, the story of Greg Mortenson, an MK and mountain climber, who being rescued by locals after a mountain climbing blunder on K2 in the Himalayas, winds up making a career of building schools for the poorest of the poor in Pakistan. Very refreshing, especially after stories like the one you highlight here. If you haven’t already read it, I recommend it.


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