A Christian call to prayer
Cairo, Egypt, Feb 28, 2012
Today at 5 am, as usual all over the Muslim world, the mosque loudspeakers blasted out the call for prayer. Over and over it said: “Allah is great and Mohammed is his only prophet.” As Christians we believe “God is Love. You can only come to him through Jesus.”
But we don’t blast it from our churches with loudspeakers.
Do we even still believe it?
Classic rock aficionados may know a song where the devil urges us to ”have some courtesy, have some sympathy, and some taste” and be polite.
Those in power always want their suffering serfs to be polite, courteous and engage in a civil discourse. Those in power in the US want Christians to be nice and quiet and subservient. Help the poor and downtrodden. Spend your time serving others, even if they have sworn to destroy America and Christianity. Let your hard earned dollars be spent on building hospitals in Muslim countries while they kill our soldiers and kill those who preach Christianity.
But a call to prayer in a Christian church saying “God is Love. You can only come to him through Jesus”? No, they say, you can’t say that. That would offend people. Well, I’m sorry if it offends you, it’s the truth.
Since you attract more bees with honey, I’d broadcast: ”God is Love. Know him through Jesus.”