Creed without Compassion

Bible Devotions

By Ralph & Elizabeth Pyszkowski - Guest Columnists

Whether it is a club, market place, or a military station, no place is completely safe against Islamic terrorism. These heartless, brutal killers have afflicted others from almost all regions of the world and have no limits to their cruelty. From babies to senior citizens, you are the target if you do not subscribe to their particular theology. Some of our leaders will not call them Islamic terrorists in order to be “politically correct.” They want to keep their identity vague even though all ISIS members identify with Islam. What is incomprehensible is that these Islamic terrorists commit atrocities in the name of their god. Acts of evil committed under the cloak of religion can create confusion and give people the wrong impression about the true God of Heaven.

Think about the stark contrast of Jesus with his words in John 15:12: “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” The measure of our commitment to God is not our knowledge of scripture, great works, or how long we pray. It is more about the love of Christ being active in our lives and sharing it with others. Scripture declares it is the greatest way, the climax of the faith, and the proof that we are truly Christians. No words of Jesus can be found that promotes hate or violence. You do not have to wage jihad or become a “martyr” to get to heaven. We are all loved by Jesus and have opportunity if we put our trust in him. The God that gave his life on the cross does not sanction evil in the name of religion.

If you were to stand trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Would your life be an example of Biblical love or just seen as another “religious” person? This divine quality sets true Christians apart in everyday life. It can be seen in our attitudes, how we treat others, and acts of compassion to the needy. Most importantly it is allowing Jesus to shine especially when we are not in Church. If you are lacking in this vital area, it is time to seek the source of this heavenly virtue. It is written in scripture that God is love and this is how you can separate him from all the false idols. Let’s glorify him and reveal the truth by sharing his love with others.

(Ralph & Elizabeth Pyszkowski, Your Brother & Sister In Christ. All comments are welcomed at [email protected])
Bible Devotions

By Ralph & Elizabeth Pyszkowski

Guest Columnists

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