Denny started a new series this morning on the end times. It was thought provoking to say the least. If you are curious, the Sunday morning messages are posted online: www.wccconnect.com
Denny’s message specifically addressed Islam and our present day War on Terror in the context of the end times.
Here are a few questions you can ask yourself:
- What is the appropriate response to Islam as a Christian?
- What is the appropriate response to Islam as an American?
- Do those responses compliment or are they mutually exclusive?
- What should we expect from our government?
- How do we support our Armed Forces as Americans? as Christians?
- Are those forms of support complimentary or mutually exclusive?
Christian response per Matthew 5:43-48 and 28:19-20. American response is to protect and defend and to support those who do the protecting and defending. I think the Christian response is ACTION regardless of Islam and the American response is REACTION to Islam and any other threat to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Complimentary and not mutually exclusive to my way of thinking. Our government seems to be hell bent (pun intended) on being tolerant and accommodating to the point of being intolerant and prohibitive of our Christian heritage as a nation. Yet, these same people send our troops into harms way because “war is merely the continuation of policy by other means” (von Clausewitz). So while we may agree or disagree with policy and the politicians, we support those who are sent to continue the policy by other means. We can support both as Americans and Christians through gratefulness for the protection, appreciation for the sacrifice, and prayer and service to military men and women and veterans. Complimentary and not mutually exclusive to my way of thinking.
I hope, if you have taken the time to read this, that you’ll take the time to listen to Denny’s message and ask and answer the questions it raises for yourself. And I hope you have a new and expanded idea of and response to Veterans Day as a Christian and American.