Within their rights but…


Pastors Terry Jones and Wayne Sapp were within their rights to burn their Koran. But it certainly was not the Christian thing to do. As a Christian I want to distance myself from these two and their congregation as far as possible. Putting the Koran ‘on trial’ reveals far more about the Pastors’ fears, lack of understanding of the true message of Christ,  and their desire for publicity than it does about the Koran.

John 8:47-59. So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.

In many ways these two pastors are the Jews of John 8:47-59 in that they consider their way to be the preferred way. Their religion is all about who is saved and who is unsaved. They miss the message of Jesus and in fact Jesus is outside their box. Their religion is a far cry from what I read in the New Testament and what I hear when I listen to the spirit within. These two pastors are picking up stones, real stones, emotional stones, word stones, mental stones–no matter, stones nonetheless–to throw at not only Muslims but at real Christians who get lumped in with these two bigots. Their action is driving Jesus away!

Their actions already has had tragic consequences and people are dying. I have no doubt that these two pastors will be judged by God. In the mean time I hope and pray no more people will loose their lives because of their un-Christianity.

About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Pooka, a small but fierce gray tabby. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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