Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Prayer and Evangelism

There are two mandates in the scriptures to all Christians. Obedience to these commands is the primary solution for suicide murderers.


“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men—the testimony given in its proper time. And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a teacher of the true faith to the Gentiles.” 1 Timothy 2:1-7

Notice that the text says “First of all”. The encouragement is to pray for all men including kings and “all those in authority”.

There are two results of this prayer:

1) Peaceful and quiet lives in godliness and holiness
2) Salvation for all men


“Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

These commands may be disobeyed but they are not options presented for disobedience.

Here is a suggestion to citizens who may not be Christian who want to participate in a solution. Boycott U.S. businesses who do business in nations which allow teachers in mosques and schools to teach murder/suicide to young men and boys.

Tommorow's Roots will be suggested solutions for citizens of the world.

1 comment:

purl said...

According to the Center for Religious Freedom, teachers in mosques in the United States of America teach murder/suicide. From http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=138&report=48: "Saudi Arabia also runs academies in 19 world capitals, including one outside Washington in Alexandria, Virginia, that use some of these same religious texts."