Why I wouldn’t burn a Qur’an…


… Or any other ‘bible’.

From the first moment I had heard about the ‘burning the Qur’an’ crusade, I was heart broken.

As a born-again, Bible-living, Christ-loving Christian, these people posing under the same banner had me upset. More than upset in fact. I shed tears thinking about how these people using Christ as their shield are going to be hurting so many others around the world with this one act.

I’ve been watching Twitter and Facebook and I’ve seen how people are are asking “Where is this God of love?”. I would like to ask this church in Florida the same thing. You see, we are told in the Bible that God is love. Not a God who loves, but IS love. The Word also says that as far as possible we should be peaceful and not stir trouble. These ‘christians’ are doing exactly the opposite.

It boggles my mind as to why they could even fathom that burning a Qur’an will bring glory to God in any way?! And after discussing it with friends and family, I’ve come to the conclusion that these people are misguided and basically, they’re human and are getting it wrong.

Just in the same way that suicide bombers get it wrong, are misguided and completely believe what they doing is right, there are others in other ‘religions’ who get it wrong too.

And no, this is not an excuse and they are not showing the world who Christ really is.

I’ll keep praying and doing my best to show you who this living Jesus really is. I’m not perfect and I’m going to get it wrong too, but I hope that in that process, no-one else gets hurt.

Just as we can’t judge all Muslims because of the Taliban, or how we can’t judge all Catholics because of the priests who molest children, I hope you won’t judge us (and the Christ we serve) because of some misguided people.