A local pastor has written to the editorial page of the Chattanooga Times Free Press to make known his concerns about the construction of an area Islamic Center. Well, first, he was perturbed because this was front page news, especially since the recent tornado devastation and stories of "heroes giving of the themselves" are still plentiful.
You would think the religious-minded would appreciate religion getting on the front page of a newspaper anywhere in this atheistic, secular humanist nation of ours, right?
Ah, and there is his greater point:
The second would be in regard to the acceptance of the Islamic Center in general. Does our nation support freedom of religion? Yes. However, should those who are followers of Christ roll out a red carpet for the proclamation of falsehood? Absolutely not!
Get it? Only the religion of TRUTH should be supported. And according to this narrow - and I must add, biblical - understanding of Christianity, which points to Jesus as "the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6) and the only "name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12), no other religious ideas are welcome.
As the good pastor sums it up:
Having this center being built in our backyards should stir our hearts for heralding the gospel of Jesus Christ, for He alone brings salvation.
So fellow citizens, the truth shall make you "free."