by Katey Hearth
Mission Network News
Opposition fighters have scored a few victories along the way, like the Kurdish capture of a Syrian military base once held by radicals yesterday. However, a permanent ISIS solution has yet to be found.
“We have to start with the Scriptures and with Christ,” says [Bob Blincoe, president of Frontiers].
“If we start with Islam, we will all be afraid and we will look for solutions that are worldly.”
Jesus offers a pretty radical solution in the Gospel, Blincoe observes, when He asks His followers to forgive their enemies and pray for their persecutors.
“The way out of these problems is love and respect for all people, and to take the way of Jesus Christ to the peoples of the world.”
Why prayer worksCan the best ISIS solution really be something as simple as prayer? Jesus said it was.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven,” Christ said in His Sermon on the Mount...