The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The prophecy of Christ and the burning of the Koran
On March 20, Florida Pastor Terry Jones burned a Koran. The press didn't cover it. 11 days later Muslims found out about it and used it as an excuse to embark on a worldwide bloodletting campaign. The Muslim anger boiled over in Afghanistan where some 12 people were killed when the angry Islamists stormed a United Nations compound. Now let us not forget that in May 2009 the United States military confiscated and burned Bibles in an attempt to appease Islamists in Afghanistan that the US military was not trying to convert Muslims to Christianity. There were no deaths associated with the Bible burnings. But since the Muslims found out about the burning of one Koran, there have been over 20 killed and dozens injured.
The reaction from the American government is disgraceful. While the White House directly condemned the violence, Press Secretary Jay Carney also said, "We absolutely condemn the burning of a holy text. We think it's un-American and inappropriate." General David Petraeus, commander of the forces in Afghanistan, said the Koran burning "was hateful, it was intolerant and it was extremely disrespectful and again, we condemn it in the strongest manner possible." The press was even more disgraceful. On MSNBC's Hardball former Democratic operative Chuck Todd and Time Magazine World editor Bobby Ghosh had a very unique exchange characterizing the Koran as more holy than the Bible.
Ghosh said, "The thing to keep in mind that`s very important here is that the Koran to Muslims, it is not - it is not the same as the Bible to Christians. The Bible is a book written by men. It is acknowledged by Christians that it is written by men. It`s the story of Jesus. But the Koran, if you are a believer, if you`re a Muslim, the Koran is directly the word of God, not written by man. It is transcribed, is directly the word of God. That makes it sacred in a way that it`s hard to understand if you`re not Muslim. So the act of burning a Koran is much more - potentially much, much more inflammatory than -" Todd interrupted, "directly attacking, directly attacking God." And Ghosh finished, "than if you were to burn a, burn a Bible."
Let it be clear that I do not support Pastor Jones' provocative action. I do not believe, however, it is un-American to burn the manual Islam is using to war with Israel and America. The Koran is not the holy word of God. It was written by a psychopathic pedophiliac warlord. American politicians and generals need to grow some backbone and say that anyone killing someone because of a book burning will be hunted down and killed like the thug they are. This incident is certainly indicative of what Jesus Christ prophesied in Matthew 24:8-9 when he said, "All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake." And our government and media is fueling the flames.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry