Ismail* (50), a fanatic Muslim in South Asia, never liked Christianity. He seized every opportunity to thwart evangelical activities, quarreled constantly with Christian leaders, and even stoned those preaching the gospel at roadside meetings.
Ismail’s motorized rickshaw provided his livelihood, but one day in 2006 he decided to use it to take the life of Pastor Paul of Bibles for Mideast, ramming into him on the street. As the mission leader lay in hospital, other fanatics threatened his family at home. Fortunately all family members survived (that story here).
In late 2008, the same man led a mob of extremists in an attack on one of the house churches established by Pastor Paul. While its leader narrowly escaped with his life, his church was completely demolished (story here)…. [read more]
lhwm opinion: There is a lot of hate talk going on right now, even on our website, towards Muslims and how they all should die. If your’re a believer in Jesus Christ then this type of heart attitude should not be in your heart.
Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Do we agree with what the Islamic Terrorist are doing? Absolutely not, but just like everyone else they are born into sin.
Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
No one is good and everyone has fallen short from the Glory of God.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Jesus said we are to pray for our enemies! This means that anyone who denies Christ as the Messiah is our enemy.
I John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
We pray that the hate towards the ones that come to Christ will be diminished, we pray for the hate to be filled with love towards our enemies. In Jesus name