Category: Church


I have been following this story and was not sure if I would post about it but my thoughts have turned back to it and wanted to put another perspective on it.  In recent days leaders from all over the country have come out against this burning for reasons that are obvious which is; not in line with American values, inciting Islamic radicals, and placing our troops in harm’s way.  While I do not disagree with these issues I have not read or heard anyone talk about Christianity and what it is supposed to stand for based on the teachings of Jesus or even the Apostle Paul.

This church is a representative of Christ and I believe this pastor is giving Christianity a black eye by insisting on the burning  of the Quran.  In my reading of the Bible I find nowhere that would give any indication that Jesus would condone this type of behavior from His church or Christians and I don’t know how this pastor justifies what he is doing by being a follower of Christ.  While we are all sinners and not perfect by any stretch, I believe Jesus would be very disappointed in this church for wanting to do this and the Westboro Baptist Church that protests at the funeral of American soldiers.

I believe this pastor is misguided and should restrict his business to ministering to his community and Church.  I am reminded of a bible verse that may apply and I have quoted below:

22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

I am not his pastors judge or jury nor do I want to be.  I just think he should not burn the Quran based on what his faith should be about and that he is a representative of Christ and His Church.

Article located at yahoonews.com (Even pastor’s old church condemns Quran-burning)

I have posted about our dance lessons and meeting new people and how fun this and got me to thinking about this and how we have been treated by some church members in the past in comparison to how we have been treated by our new relationships in the last few years.  For starters this is not a slam on the Church as I am a Christian, served on committees, attending regularly etc… all my life so my view is from extensive experience.  When we began to take our lessons and go to the local “honky-tonk” several people came right up to talk with us, within a few months we were invited with the group to a cookout, we went to the gun range together etc… and have made some good friends.  A few months later we met a different set of couples and within a few months they were inviting us to go on their out-of-town dance trips they had been taking together for several years and accepted us into their group which I thought was awesome.

In comparison to some church’s I have attended there are group’s already established and they do not want to let you in. Or, some people are self-righteous because they think you don’t attend enough and judge you for it.  Of all places where you should be included and not judged for things out of your control is in your Church!! I hope people who call themselves Christians really think this is ok?? The Church is not a country club for certain people to decide if they are good enough to be included or not.  It is sad that I can meet people who are not regular church attenders treat me better than some I have gone to Church with and it should not be this way. Then some wonder why Church attendance is dropping in this country and can’t figure out why.  We all can make mistakes and not realize what our attitude can do someone else, but if you did make an honest mistake then own up to it and try not to do it again, but don’t continually have a sorry attitude towards someone else especially in Church and if you are a Christian.