Thursday, August 25, 2005

When WWJD becomes WWJK

Do you pray for missionaries? Add safety to the list - or ramp it up. After all, they are part of a movement that wants to kill off Presidents. Pat Robertson, acting like a radical Muslim cleric, has called for the asassination of the Pres. of Venezuela.

Imagine being a missionary in Venezuela right now? Life just got easier. Instead of explaining that Jesus died for sinners... Indeed, it has become WWJK - Who Would Jesus Kill?

Paul addressed this nicely in Colossians 4:2-6

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." (NIV - emphasis added)

2 comments:

Rich said...

This is a good prayer reminder Kerry. Thanks.

Kirk Bartha said...

Ok, I laughed at that one. wow. You ever see the simpson's where bart has a bible throwing video game? that was kind of cute and understandable...I just can't imagine what pop media is going to do with pat for eons to come. i can imagine the comedy network brewing already. well, back to my trench and gutter...lord god, keep me from the camera lens, and if the day ever comes, please, shut my mouth.