With every new terror attack, the bodies of the victims haven’t even been scraped off of the streets before some dirt-bag has dismissed the perpetrators as victims and pointed the finger at Christians as the true evil in the world.
“Christians – especially white, males – commit acts of terrorism too, you #$&*%$# racist bigot pieces of #@$%! In fact, they’re actually way worse, because #!$%&%$ Christians are bigoted, hateful, homophobic, science-denying $#@%*!”
I’ve addressed most of the nonsense in the quote previously, but the idea that Christians can even be terrorists needs to be addressed.
Simply put, it is impossible for Christians to be terrorists. Murdering innocent men, women and children literally goes against everything Jesus has commanded His followers.
Christians are instructed to love their enemies, bless those who curse them, and pray for those who mistreat them.
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” – Matthew 22:37
There is no room for terrorism in Christianity.
A terrorist claiming to be acting on Christ’s behalf is either lying or insane. motives. He or she is not acting on Christian doctrine. Not a single verse in the Bible condones or encourages terrorism and/or murder.
Christianity is not, and cannot, be spread by violence. There are no forced conversions, no threats, no intimidation, and no membership fees. Christianity freely offers freedom. Faith has to be arrived at honestly and freely, without coercion or manipulation.
“If you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord & believe in your heart God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9
There are belief systems, religions, and “holy” books that not only condone but encourage abominable acts like pedophilia, murder, slavery, torture, genital mutilation, lying, theft, child marriage, persecution of unbelievers, genocide, racism, sexism, and terrorism. Christianity is not one of them. Never has been. Never will be.