Responding to the Qur’an Burning

A post on CNN’s Belief Blog asks how other Christians will respond to the plan to burn Qur’ans this Sept. 11.  You can read the post here.  What will we do?  Is it enough to just inwardly disagree with this action?  Is it enough even to openly criticize the pastor responsible?

There are so many problems with the Qur’an burning.  It puts our troops and fellow Christians in Muslim countries at risk.  Longer term, it is another reason for Muslims not to listen to the Christian message as they see us full of hatred and intolerance.  The Apostle Paul was willing to tolerate a lot of things he disagreed with so that others could come to faith.  There is not one good thing that will come from this Qur’an burning.

I have heard that the pastor is considering not doing the burning.  We can pray that he does come to his senses.  But there is much more that we can do.  Why don’t we take this Sept. 11 to pray for Muslims.  Yes, pray that they will understand who Jesus is.  But pray for their families, pray for their children.  Pray for peace in their lands.  Pray for medicine and food.  Pray God’s blessings upon them.  Let us remind them that as Christians, we hold on to John 3:16, “For God so loved the world…”, a world that includes Muslims.  Who is with me?

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4 thoughts on “Responding to the Qur’an Burning”

  1. Yah, needless to say going that route reeks of nothing but destruction and would definitely backfire on America, whereas applying the Lords wisdom on that day in this face of adversity, speaks volumes about the message of Christ by “loving our neighbors as ourselves ” Matt. 22:39 being the 2nd of the greatest commandments. Because “love covers a multitude of sins” – 1 Pet. 4:7-8… Yes, we must pray on that day for them – Amen!

  2. I strongly agree with you; to do something like that will only lead to more destruction. Nevertheless, I have a question regarding the building of a mosque in ground zero. Does any body know how many Christian churches are built in the Muslim countries? Why m tolerance when they do not tolerate anybody believing in something different from what they believe? Now this is an honest question. I do not mean to say that it is right to do such a non-sense act —burning the Koran or any other religious books. It is very wrong. If somebody knows the number of Christian Churches in Muslim countries, I would like to know.

    1. i dont know the number of churches but i do know that jesus tolerated everything from others to do the will of god… shouldnt we do the same thing as christians can we really stop all the wrong that goes on in the world,
      i am against the burning of the koran , and dont think that a mosque should be built on ground zero, we need to find a peaceful solution to all this and stop destroying our world

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