Monday, February 06, 2006

Cartoon Riots: Nothing Funny

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Four killed in cartoon protests

If you ever wondered if there was any difference between Christianity and Islam, here is the proof.

Images of Jesus Christ have been subjected to the most horrific treatment, such as American photographer Andres Serrano's blasphemous images of a crucifix submerged in his own urine (offensive image and information).

But you don't see any Christians burning down buildings or throwing themselves into frenzied mobs.

Jesus was mocked and despised in his earthly life - and He demonstrated how to respond to such cruelty and injustice (see 1 Peter).

Bottom line: Our God is sovereign and will mete out a perfect justice in the great and final judgement. He doesn't need me to burn your house down just because you blaspheme Him. In fact, He calls on me to warn you of your sin and (wonder of all wonders) to urge you to embrace the One you have mocked and disgraced as your own Saviour from sin and its punishment.

Such a glorious gospel!

Such a glorious God!