Let’s get beyond the catchy acronym and flashy bracelet.
Seriously. What would HE do in this day and age when faced with the political, spiritual, cultural and moral dilemma’s of our society?
Eugene Cho just posted a FANTASTIC blog post about this and I just had to share. I do agree with him on this, 110%. The Jesus I read about in the Bible, the God incarnate one, the full manifestation of the likeness and essence of God the Father, would have eaten with them. In fact, He DID. So they weren’t Muslims… but their book of laws (the books of Jewish man-made laws added to the actual first 5 books of the Old Testament) that had evolved and grown and expanded over the centuries were full of lies. Lies about how to earn God’s approval and acceptance. Lies about how to appease an angry God. And yet the very SON of God was dining with them, about to reveal the simple truth of His existence on earth… He came to pay for it all.
So if having a “holy book full of lies” is grounds to host a book burning with the world watching, Jesus had his chance to do the same 2000+ years ago. But He chose peace. He chose to eat and dine with them. He chose love.
And I have no doubt in the depth of my being that He would choose the same today.
It’s a simple question: What would Jesus do?
Would he burn the Koran or eat with his Muslim neighbors?
You may have heard about the person from Florida who intends to memorialize the September 11 attacks by burning copies of the Koran in a bonfire. His name is Terry Jones and he also happens to be a pastor….
We also live in a world today of gossip and sensationalism and this is often elevated as the expression of Christianity. Hopefully by now, most folks can come to their senses and see that the September 11 attacks are not the expression of Muslims and that Jones is not the full expression of Christians or Christianity….