Some years ago there was a great furor among Christians over a cross placed in a bottle of urine and designated by the National Endowment for the Arts as art. I was livid when I read about it.
I realize that people who are not born again don’t understand the cross and the sacrifice Jesus made on our behalf, but I got over it. I felt no need to avenge my Savior by going out and shooting the “artist” who created this abomination.
My God is omnipotent. He can and will deal with that person in His own time and according to His will. He doesn’t need me to be His avenger.
When I read about things like the attack on the cartoonists in Paris, I always wonder why Allah needs others to fight his battles for him. The Muslims claim that he is all-powerful—just like God—yet they think he is so weak and powerless that they must go out and kill people who don’t believe in him.
So someone disrespected Mohammed. Do they not believe their own religion? Can their Allah not deal with those who disrespect him? How can they seriously believe him to be god if he can’t take care of his own business?
No pastor or rabbi I know of sends terrorists over to the Middle East to slaughter Muslims. We let God take care of the rewards and destinies of people. Why do they find it necessary to send terrorists out to slaughter Christians and Jews? They obviously don’t believe in the power of their own god.
Do you think a true, omnipotent God needs his followers to protect Him from those who are not believers?
If you abide in Me and My word abides in you, then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.
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