By: Dave Illingworth Getting it wrong: Gandhi, “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so not like your Christ.” Getting it right: Jesus said, “Love your neighbor.” (Matthew 22:37) Mahatma Gandhi was a Hindu...
GOD OF HOPE
Getting it wrong! “Oh no! Here come the Christians.” A whispered comment overheard between two board members at a public school board meeting on bullying in Long Beach, California.
Getting it right! Jesus said, “ Be merciful…work for peace…love your enemies…do not judge others.” Matthew 5:7,5:9,5:44,7:1
Young people excited about the new experience of entering high school have their dreams turn into nightmares by bullying.
Getting it wrong: “ Beyond a shadow of doubt.” Harold Camping predicting Judgment Day on May 21 then changing it to October 21, 2011.
Getting it right: No one knows the day or hour these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the father knows.” Matthew 24:36
In 2011 Family Radio burst back into my life in an upsetting way with Harold Camping’s heralded announcement the Judgment day was coming on May11th
Getting it wrong: “ I never expected to be attacked by Christians at an FAO Schwartz toy store.” J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books.
Getting it right: Disciple Peter, “ Be ready to explain your Christian hope…but do so in a gentle and respectful way.” 1 Peter 3:15-16
The Harry Potter book series, written by J.K. Rowling, has been a modern publishing success story with over one hundred and seventy-five million copies sold.
Getting it wrong:” Why didn’t you tell them their son is in hell today?” Question asked of a pastor officiating a funeral for a young man who committed suicide.
Getting it right: Jesus said, “ Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
Adam Hamilton, a United Methodist minister, tells the story of a time when he was conducting a funeral service for a young man who had committed suicide.