describe a culture of opportunism and corruption as well as sexual
immorality. We find the same blatant hypocrisy in the Islamic
State, as we would probably do in any other similar structure.
As such, it is perfectly reasonable to say that Christ’s teaching is
incredibly explicit about fanatics. Christ has no time for Pharisaical
hypocrisy, and this applies perfectly to terrorist groups. To a
degree this answers my question--Christ’s teachings fundamentally
differ from the foundations of fanaticism and terrorism.
Christ has no time for Pharisaical hypocrisy,
and this applies perfectly to terrorist groups...
Christ’s teachings fundamentally differ from
the foundations of fanaticism and terrorism.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, at our core as Christians
we are not following a static code. Christ calls us to follow him
as the fulfillment of the law. If one believes in a resurrected Christ
and the Holy Spirit living in us, one is no longer blindly following
a religious code, but understands the exact opposite--that the
law is not the be-all and end-all; rather, it is fulfilled by Christ and
made complete (Matt 5:17). Then, Christ’s violations of the law-miracles on the Sabbath, not fasting--make sense and we begin to
understand that we are not following a static code at all, we are not
blindly convicted in a religion; rather, we ar