But then the words come: "But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them." (1 John 2:11)
Don't hate the folk of Westboro Baptist Church. Don't hate as they hate. Pray for them. Pray they'll find the living God and abandon their false God. Pray actively and act prayerfully.
JOHN PIPER TO RICK WARREN: "This is a very theocentric emphasis here, as oppose to Christocentric. So my question is would you, I ask this question because it was asked to me at The Gospel Coalition panel the other night, has your Godcentric message become more or less Christocentric, or Christ oriented? I told the story of how in the last 10 years or so, I have felt impulses in me, partly because of what I’ve seen in the Scripture as the cross being the center of everything and party because of the Islamic influences in the world. God talk doesn’t cut it anymore."
Wow. I'm very intrigued and encouraged by this comment, coming as it does from the heart of the Reformed stream. Does anyone know where to get the rest of this transcript?
First we had the Atheist billboard campaign, now we have the Islamic billboard campaign.
I hear advertisements will be appearing on billboards and buses around Sydney next month proclaiming: Jesus: a prophet of Islam, Holy Quran: the final testament and Muhammad: mercy to mankind.
The Anglican Bishop of South Sydney, Rob Forsyth, has said ''They've got a perfect right to say it, and I would defend their right to say it [but] … you couldn't run a Christian billboard in Saudi Arabia.''