What happened in Christ Church New Zealand yesterday where a so called 'White Supremacist' or 'Far Right Activist' led and carried out 'a terrorist act' against Muslims, killing and injuring so many worshippers, has to be condemned and I am compelled to point out that as Christians we should never condone such horrific acts and completely condemn those who do so.
Sadly we continue to hear of similar acts against Christians who also were slaughtered whilst they attended church but we must remember what Jesus Christ said and that was not to just love one another but to even love our enemies. To even Pray for our enemies. I am also reminded that it is also written that we are not to Murder and that when one becomes enraged we should not take revenge for the word says 'Vengence is mine says the Lord, I will repay' , Therefore it is not down to anyone to take the life of another.
Although we may not agree with other religions, it is not acts of violence that will win the scriptural arguments but more the acts of 'love' for love covers a multitude of sins.
Therefore, I beseech you to pray for the families and friends who were murdered yesterday that the 'peace that surpasses understanding' will comfort them and to pray for the injured that they will be healed fully, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
Howard Conder (On behalf of the Revelation TV Leadership Team)
16 Mar 2019