Daily Archives: June 17, 2012
This is not the face of Biblical Christianity
A group of ‘Christians’ showed up at the Arab Festival this year to protest Islam and to insult Muslims. They claim to be Christians but their behavior does not go in accordance with Biblical Christianity. They came to offend and to provoke Muslims to anger and, unfortunately, they were successful.
They stuck the head of a pig on a pole, knowing this would offend Muslims, and carried signs insulting their prophet.
The scriptures teach us that we are not to give offense.
- 2Co 6:3 “Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed.”
- Eph 4:15 “But speaking the truth in love,”
- Joh 13:35 “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
- Mt 5:44 “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”
This was not seen among these ‘Christian’ men, but rather they showed hatred. Local Pastors were telling me that it takes months to undo the damage these people create. It certainly made it hard for real evangelists to do our work there.
There were two groups who thought they ‘Won’ a battle here: Some Muslims got to go home saying they defended their god and their prophet and these so called ‘Christians’, got to go home saying they suffered for Jesus. There were two who in a sense ‘Lost’: God was not glorified in any of this and the city of Dearborn, once again, got a black eye over this.
More to report tomorrow.