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.

7 thoughts on “Why I wouldn’t burn a Qur’an…

  1. >I'm SO with you on this one. I found the whole thing heart breaking:( Most of my friends aren't Christian and we all have mutual respect for each other but everyone have been asking me how i can say i'm a Christian and Christians do THIS. it's difficult to explain to people that not all people who say they are Christians are really followers of Christ…and at the end of the day…people are only human and everyone gets it wrong at some point. Thank you so much for writing this post…this gives me hope:)

  2. >Excellent post! Proud Christian this side too and it irks me how people can use Christianity as excuse of this type of behaviour. They make the rest of us look like twats too!

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