Monday, September 17, 2012

A lesson from those who are radical...

As I have been reading more and more about the radical Islamic protests which were spurred by an anti Islamic christian's video, I have really had to think about my position regarding radical christians as well... because I don't think there is much of a difference in the man that made this video and the people who killed our Ambassador to Libya. The reason I believe they are similar, is because I actually watched the 13 minute video that has caused riots throughout the Middle East and was disgusted by it. I understand the outrage it caused... not to the extend of murder... but if the subject of that video was Jesus and not Mohammed I'd be pretty pissed off too.

So... what's my position here... well, I think the best way to describe it is this: 

I'm not anti - Islam... 
... and I'm not anti-Hindu. 

Nor am I anti - Buddha or anti -Taoism... 
or even anti - Scientology or anti - Krishna.

I'm Pro-Jesus.

Because here's the deal - we were told to spread the Gospel... and Jesus is the Gospel. Why do we tend to tell people why what they believe is wrong when we should be telling them, and focusing on, why what we believe is RIGHT! Jesus sells himself in His Word... and we should show Him in our actions.

The Gospel is faith, love, hope, forgiveness, service... and so many other things. The one word that does not fall anywhere close to the Gospel though is Hate... and Hate is what feeds these radical religious extremists. 

But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness 
and walks in the darkness, 
and does not know where he is going, 
because the darkness has blinded his eyes. 
1 John 2:11

These radicals who hate... regardless of the G/god they follow are in the dark. And as for me, well...

"Again Jesus spoke to them, saying,  
“I am the light of the world. 
Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness,
 but will have the light of life.” 
John 8:12

love y'all - KC