Have you ever thought much about why there are people in this world who crash planes into buildings, behead children, and stifle freedom of speech in the name of their god by killing journalists? HATE ! It all comes down to hate, the very opposite of God: LOVE !! These brainwashed sinful pawns of Satan have swallowed the rhetoric of hate rather than heed the good news of God’s love, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16), “He that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is love.” (1 John 4:8). It’s pretty clear these religious fanatics are not even close, but are polar opposites to the God of heaven !
The apostle John who was known as the “apostle of love” pinpoints the root problem our government ignores by being so “politically correct” they won’t even label terrorists for what they are. How can you cure cancer unless you properly diagnose it and if you don’t it will grow and eventually kill its victim. John says haters simply don’t know God ! So by way of application what can you do as a Christian to fight terrorism? You can pray for the people’s of our world, particularly the many Muslims being preached hateful, envy filled sermons. You can pray for missionaries who work on these folks, and if you see Muslims in your own area show Christlikeness to them. I realize that may be a challenge but the grace of God can help you. And pray for the many believers in Muslim nations to be strong in the Lord and be good witnesses to these unbelievers.
Remember Saul of Tarsus? He was terrorizing Christians on a grand scale but the Lord got a hold of his heart and he became the greatest missionary our world has ever known !! There may be another Saul out there who could become a Paul and YOU may be used of God to bring him or her to their own “Damascus road” encounter with Christ. A world of hate can change one soul at a time and the key is YOU allowing God to use you today !! Pray, hand out a tract, flash a smile to a Muslim, be a friend and a witness for the One Who IS love !!!