“International Burn a Koran Day”: The Christian Response

There is such fear in the world today over Islamic violence that people react in horror to anything that might “offend Muslims.”  The attitude seems to be, “Whatever you do, don’t get them riled up!”  But for the true Christian, this should never be a consideration, because once we start using this argument it is a small step from there to saying we had better not even preach to Muslims, for fear they will be “offended.”  Every Christian should have this fact settled in his heart and mind: the Gospel is offensive to the world.  It always has been and always will be.  Any reading of the book of Acts will show just how deeply many people were offended when the apostles went out preaching.  Frequently their preaching resulted in riots breaking out!  When the disciples once said to Jesus, after he had been preaching, “Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?” how did He react?  He did not issue a public apology for offending them; instead He said, “Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.  Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind.  And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” (Matt. 15:12-14).  Let us never take the approach that we should “be careful what we say”, because it will “offend.”  If it is the truth of the Gospel, then it must be proclaimed, whether it causes offence or not.  Otherwise we are not following the Lord Jesus Christ, nor the example of the apostles.  Give no offence to anyone in matters of an indifferent nature, or by committing sin; but if people are offended by the plain preaching of the Gospel of Christ, then so be it.

Furthermore, notwithstanding the foolish and misguided call for an “International Burn the Koran Day”, let none be in any doubt of the fact that Islam is aggressively advancing throughout the world, and it must be resisted.  Not by such futile actions as gathering up Korans and tossing them onto a bonfire, but by exposing what Islam is all about, refuting its teachings, and opposing Islamic expansionism, warning people of its plots and modus operandi.

Like Roman Catholicism, Islam seeks world domination, and it is using four tactics to attempt to achieve this.  Firstly, by active, zealous Islamic evangelisation; secondly, by massive Muslim immigration into non-Muslim countries; thirdly, by a high birth rate among Muslims in non-Muslim countries; and fourthly, once the Islamic presence in a country is large enough, by demanding special privileges, even Islamic law to be enforced, and then holding violent protests if Muslims do not get their way, and threatening even more violence in the future unless western countries bow to Islamic demands.