Publishing Mohammed Cartoons?

NoisyRoom.net, a blog that I follow with some regularity and mirror some of their articles here, has published the Mohammed cartoons that have been at the center of the Paris terrorist attack recently, as others have.

In their view, which I respect but don't totally agree, they wrote recently :


You will not silence our voices. You will not invalidate the Constitution of the United States and our freedoms. You will not enslave those who will fight until the death if necessary to defeat you. I’ll dance with you right into eternity if I have to. Every Christian, every Jew, every person who gives a damn about freedom… you need to post these cartoons and yell it from the rooftops. We will not submit. Ever. I intend to post these cartoons and I reserve the right to do a two-step boogie on a Quran if I choose to. Stuff that in your hookah and smoke it.
I have considered publishing the cartoons myself.  I get that we as American's should stand up to and against radical Islam, it is in fact a matter of self defense.  I'm just not sure as a Christian, this reflects at all being the salt and light we are called into being.  I'm just not sure as a Christian if I would be doing more harm than good to the cause of Christ by attacking who Islam considers to be their "Prophet". 
Being a Christian and being a conservative  are not always the same thing.  In fact, I would submit that aligning our faith in Jesus Christ with any earthly political persuasion is not good theology. We already belong to another Kingdom, and it is not of this world. 
Beware of tag lines that add anything to the word "Christian".  If you are a "Christian conservative", will a non Christian liberal close you out completely to hearing  the Gospel because you have branded yourself with the conservative label?  
I have been given the lofty position as an Ambassador of Jesus Christ, who is the King of kings. Why would I want to lower that position by including an earthly political label? Answer: I don't.

I love this country, I truly do.  Yet it dims in comparison to my mission, our God ordained mission, and which truly matters more, America or the proclamation of the Good News of Jesus?

Certainly I have posted dozens and probably more than a hundred articles against the false teaching of Islam and the danger it poses both to the world, and to this country.   I do not fear reprisal in telling the truth, or giving my opinion on this subject.  Yet, I must employ Luke 6:31, the teaching of Christ commonly known as the "golden rule" : 


"And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise"

Christians are persecuted every day, often at the hands of followers of Mohammed, and for me to do the same seems, at least in my mind, would simply be wrong.   

Equally wrong, and to add some balance and discernment to this article however is the sentiment that I recently saw on social media.  I lost the link, but this was the message closely paraphrased:  

"I'm a Christian, and I believe Islam is a religion of peace". 

How disheartening this was!  This is to subjugate Christ under the feet of Islam.  This is treasonous to America. This is to perpetuate the problem. This is a statement of great ignorance.  In the name of Islam, hundreds of thousands of Christians around the world are being tortured and martyred.   Yet this "Christian", as I spoke to him, whose uncle is a Muslim, could only call me a "racist" as he defended this Satanic religion. 

Appeasing Islam, and not speaking out against it, is national suicide and America and the Church better quickly turn off MSNBC and NPR and use their God given brain.  
On the other hand, acting the way the world does in attacking someone, be it a religious icon from centuries past or a personal attack against an individual. Don't misunderstand, we are to boldly speak the truth, but in love.   
In my estimation, it makes more sense to attack the lie of Islam with the truth of the gospel, and the truth of what the followers of Islam say and do every single day.
I'm also reminded of what the Apostle Paul wrote about love in 1 Cor. 13

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Charity never faileth"

I do not find these words to be words that should silence us in speaking out against the injustices of our time, but that we be guided by the love of Christ as we do "because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."(Romans 5:5)

While it may be the love for our nation and our fellow American that compels us to want to criticize a dead religious figure, I would suggest, as I previously mentioned, there are better ways to fight radical Islam.

Please here me though. This doesn't mean  we don't expose darkness or call sin, sin. We do. We must. It is a matter of both truth, self preservation and I believe with abortion on demand, perhaps the greatest threat of demonic evil of our time, and possibly all time that we now face.

-W.E.

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