Luke 12:51 (Not Peace, But…)

I follow The River Walk blog each day. While Beejai’s style is different, this post reminded me of one I wrote not too long ago, “Claim Your Religion.”

“Joe” is one of those who would be in the category of losing so much more than we even think of losing if he claimed Christ as savior.

Thanks to The River Walk for its challenging message each day.


Not peace but

Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. (Luke 12:51)

Read: Deuteronomy 32:28-52, Luke 12:35-59, Psalm 78:56-64, Proverbs 12:24

Relate: One of the friendliest guys I have met recently is a man I am going to call Joe. Joe is a Muslim but the way IS is acting almost makes him want to be an atheist. He says that what they are doing comes more from the hadiths (the traditions of what Mohammed said that grew up mostly two centuries after his death). This conversation mostly sprang up after he heard that I got a degree in Bible. Joe started asking me questions about what Christians thought about Isa (Jesus). Mostly I let him lead the conversation and just answered as I could, but when the conversation started moving off in a different direction I turned and asked “Joe” a question of…

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