Contrast makes things clearer.
“While we were yet weak, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Rarely for a righteous man will one die. Yet perhaps for a good man some would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
How much more then, being now justified by His blood, shall we be saved from wrath through Him. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, how much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by His life.”
The Lion became The Lamb, to lay down His life for the sins of the world. Like a bloody underline for this point, ISIS jihadists bombed two Christian Churches in Egypt killing at least 47 people and injuring more than 100 others. On Palm Sunday no less. In the sanctuary of those churches no less.
This is Passover.
If there was any reminder that we need a Saviour, this is it. If there was any reminder of The Passion of The Christ, this is it. Let what they meant for evil be turned to good by the bold declarations of these reminders.
Through prayer and action, let us uphold all involved for the strength and grace to endure and overcome this. All means all – including the perpetrators of these heinous acts who are also victims. Victims to an ideology which has so brutalised their hearts, minds and spirits that they think such acts are honourable.
Despite evidence to the contrary, there will be talk of Islam being a religion of peace. While most Muslims are not violent, the same cannot be said of Islam itself. The following are some insights into that. Continue Reading →