Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
So true. Our problem is – some people think we can change the terrorists by appeasement which is laughable. We must deal fire with fire.
Contending Christians Are Compliant Not Combative
May 27, 2017 DR. DON BOYS
Timothy was bishop of the early Christians Ephesus church and disciple of the Apostle Paul who trained him to be a church leader.
In A.D. 97, as the pagans were about to celebrate a feast called Catagogion, a festival in which they carried images of pagan gods through the streets, Timothy, severely reproved them for their ludicrous idolatry. For his faithful witness, they beat him with clubs, and he died two days later. Timothy was contending for the faith as every Christian is expected to do. He was compliant; his attackers were contentious, combative, and criminal.
Gibbon reported that the proconsul Pliny had published a general edict against unlawful meetings and Christian leaders thought it prudent to suspend their agapae; “but it was impossible for them to omit the exercise of public worship.” Christian leaders were willing to…
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