They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love – Part 14 – Social Issues Series

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It is not right to condemn an entire religion (Islam) by the actions of just a few, however, from the rhetoric that is coming from some of our leaders, that is what is happening right now.  In this post I’m going to be turning the tables on certain Christians that have been speaking hatred.  While I understand that you can’t condemn an entire religion (Christian) by just a few, I do want to point out certain parallels between the two extremes.  I also thought that I’d use the lyrics of one of my favorite hymns from my childhood to show the juxtaposition between what Jesus Christ taught, and what is being said.

Lyrics: They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love

We are one in the Spirit, We are one in the Lord
We are one in the Spirit, We are one in the Lord,
And we pray that all unity may one day be restored.
And they’ll know we are Christians
by our love, by our love,
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love

We will walk with each other, We will walk hand in hand.
We will walk with each other, We will walk hand in hand.
Together we’ll spread the news that God is in the land.
And they’ll know we are Christians
by our love, by our love,
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

We will work with each other, We will work side by side.
We will work with each other, We will work side by side.
And we’ll guard each man’s dignity, and save each man’s pride.
And they’ll know we are Christians
by our love, by our love,
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

All praise to the Father, from whom all things come.
And all praise to Christ Jesus, His only Son.
And all praise to the Spirit, who makes us one.
And they’ll know we are Christians
by our love, by our love,
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

Written by Peter Scholtes
Copyright: 1966 F.E.L. Publications, 1991 Assigned to Lorenz Publishing Company

Extremism is extremism in any religion.  Leave your thoughts on this subject.

 

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2 thoughts on “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love – Part 14 – Social Issues Series

  1. I agree, this is a great post. I like what Gandhi said when he was asked if he was a Hindu, he said: “Yes I am. I am also a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist and a Jew.” He also said
    “The various religions are like different roads converging on the same point. What difference does it make if we follow different routes, provided we arrive at the same destination?”

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