Look at the calendar. It’s 2017.
Yes, it’s almost 2,000 years since the time of Christ, and we still haven’t accepted ISIS into the church family with open arms as Christian brothers and sisters.
Despite many great strides made by lots of progressive churches across the world, there are still backward believers who haven’t extended the gracious offer of church membership to potentially deadly terrorist cell groups. I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true.
It’s a simple formula, right from the pages of the Bible:
God is love.
Love is love.
ISIS is love.
Love is salvation.
ISIS IS SALVATION.
Affirming and accepting members of ISIS doesn’t start with the clergy. It begins with you. Look at yourself in the mirror. How can you call yourself a Christian if you can’t love Muslim terrorists enough to welcome them into your assembly and call them believers, even though they’re outspoken rebels against the God of the Bible who want you to die a violent death? How can you claim to incarnationally display the love of Christ until you’ve allowed a man with a bomb strapped to his chest to partake of the Lord’s Supper with you as a fellow brother in Christ?
God is love, and this means that you have to let those who blow themselves up in the name of Allah into your pews each and every Sunday.
Anything less isn’t the love of God.