Our current reaction to ISIS is relevant to me because it means that we don’t understand commitment to belief and we really don’t think belief matters. Ultimately, belief determines behavior; a thought that the West needs to revisit. Decades of teaching in our schools and in some churches that there
1 Timothy 2:1-2 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone– 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. Ezra 6:10 Offer sacrifices pleasing to the God of heaven
1 Timothy 2:1-3 (MSG) 1 The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. 2 Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation.