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A Nice Read: The Church's Response to Terrorism

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by JamieinNH, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. JamieinNH

    JamieinNH New Member

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    We have all been deeply impacted by the horror of the evil attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11th. Our hearts were filled with grief and sadness as we saw the carnage caused by people intent on inflicting maximum destruction.

    Like everybody else, we have been grappling with how to make sense of this tragedy. We long for justice and an uprooting of evil, but we are also painfully aware of how many of our innocent friends in the Iran Region could suffer and possibly lose their lives.

    President Bush has said that ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ to fight terrorism will now be the main task of his administration. Tony Blair has made ‘rooting out the cancer of terrorism’ the priority of his foreign policy. Other world leaders have said they will stand shoulder to shoulder with America in this fight.

    But what should the response of the Church be? How should the events of 11 September 2001 challenge the Church of Jesus Christ?

    As Christians involved in missions to Muslims, we believe the Church needs to have a clear response to the tragedy. Just as politicians are rising up to the challenge of rooting out terrorism and protecting democracy, so too the Church should rise up to love Muslims by preaching Christ to them and campaigning for their religious freedom.

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    Thanks for the links LadyEagle. I own the Jesus movie and can tell anyone that it's a very nice film. For Christians, or non-Christians alike.

    I posted this topic however to show people, in their talk to War and rumors of War, that we are overlooking the bigger picture, which I think this article help define.

    We shouldn't be so ready to "fight", we should first be willing to have peace, and try the Christian approach.

    The first link in your response shows exactly how effective it can be. I think some people on this very board can learn a thing or two from the article I posted, and the link you posted.

    Thanks for the link and if you haven't seen the Jesus movie I highly recommend it!

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    Since we are not by definition a Christian nation, we cannot expect our leaders to adhere to the Biblical principles when defining national policy.

    We have seen it & financially support the Jesus Film Project. We also gave several copies of the DVD away (with boxes of candy & cookies) to our postman and several families in our neighborhood in Spanish, English, Vietnamese, and Sports versions for Christmas.
     
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