NO! No! No!
(Comment in response to a certain, in my view very misguided, pastor in Florida planning to burn copies of the Koran on the 9th anniversary of 9/11)
I’m sitting here writing this while watching a TV program about 9/11, and can understand the anger and desire for justice and revenge, but I am reminded of many things Jesus Himself taught His followers/disciples/believers, including: “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” (Luke 6 verse 27)
and “…love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” (Luke 6 verses 35-36)
I’m convinced that burning a Koran will never warm anyone’s heart towards the Good News of salvation through faith in Christ alone. Radical Christ-like LOVE may…