Justin Taylor relayed great words from John Piper on the recent riots over the Mohammed in cartoon form. Piper writes…
"Am I missing it, or is there an unusual silence in the blogosphere
about the Muslim outrage over the cartoons of Mohammed. To me this
cries out for the observation that when artists put the crucifix in a
flask of urine, Christians were grieved and angered, but not one
threatened to kill anyone. Our longing is to convert the blasphemers
with the Good News of Christ’s death and resurrection, not kill them.
Our faith is based on One who was reviled not just in cartoons but in
reality and received it patiently for the salvation of the cartoonists.
These riots are filled with intimations about the glorious difference
between Christ and Mohammed, and between the way of Christ and the way
of Islam. And the cowing of the press around the world and the US
government is ominous for the fear we are under of Islam–not just
extremist Islam. I do not respect the teachings of Islam which when
followed devoutly lead to destruction. So I have been pondering which
will take me out first, Islam, Uncle Sam, or cancer. No matter, all
authority belongs to Jesus. I just want to bear faithful witness to his
glorious gospel of peace to the end."