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My God’s bigger than your god

Author: Mary DeMuth
Date: 08.09.2010
Category: Islam

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I read with alarm this post about the American pastor who is burning the Koran on 9/11. I really have no words, other than it seems like bullying. As if we have to defend God. Or prove He’s better.

God is God. If we truly believe Him to be the All Powerful, All Knowing One, how can we possibly be threatened by different beliefs? Or demonize everyone who differs? Isn’t the battle against principalities, not people? And how can we help but LOVE the people God loves?

Here’s a compelling video about God’s love and our preconceived ideas of who, exactly, God loves. My seventeen-year-old-daughter alerted me of this. It’s convicting. I have a feeling our friend who wants to burn the Koran wouldn’t like it much.

Mind if I pray?

Lord, help us to have Your heart for this breaking world. To love people as You do. To engage rather than enrage. To listen rather than pontificate. To take the last seat rather than the "I am right" seat. Help us to be humble, teachable, loving, and disciplined. Help us to see You correctly as holy and big and our everything. Forgive us for small hearts. Enlarge them today.

Keywords: koran, love, Gungor

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Reply Flag 0 Thumbs Up Thumbs Down aeneal (0)
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I remember this incident when the Pastor had said he was going to burn the Quran on 9/11.  It was disheartening to hear about this and I was totally against what he had planned to do.  First of all, what would burning the Quran prove? I know that there are many Christians are persecuted on a daily basis for the simple fact that they follow Christ.  I don’t agree with the treatment of these persecuted Christians, but Jesus told us that we should expect to face persecution as a follower of Christ (Matt 10:24-25).  They persecuted Christ, so how can we expect not to face persecution as His follower.  We have been called to Love one another.  Yes, there are those that practice Islam that are radical and take radical measures against those that have apostatized from Islam.  However, Jesus does not teach us to respond in the same manner.  


03.12.2014
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Reply Flag 0 Thumbs Up Thumbs Down dbaker3894 (1)
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I do believe that God does not wish for us to go out and bully other religions.  However, I don’t believe that we should stand idly by while the persecution of Christians continues.  There are those that follow the Quran that you need to be aware of.  There are laws that they are bound by that it is justifiable for them to kill someone who owns a Bible.  Granted this gentlemen should not have attempted to make a spectacle of burning this book, but instead refuting the information that it holds, by using God’s true word, The Holy Bible.  Your video actually lead me to a more scarier video on Youtube.  It was one where a Muslim was converting Christians to Islam on the street.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aaRfU3axpA 


29.11.2013
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Reply Flag 0 Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Pete_Houston (7)
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“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God” (Matthew 5v9) comes to mind.  

"Love your neighbour as you love yourself" (Matthew  22v39) jumps out at me.  

“If we say we love God, but hate others, we are liars” (1 John 4v20) leaves little wriggle room.

I could go on, but I won’t... Thank you for your prayer!


08.09.2010
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Reply Flag 0 Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Maryedemuth (3)   
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@ Pete_Houston:

Thanks for the great scriptures. Such a good reminder.


08.09.2010

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