As many of you may know, there was a terrorist attack in Paris on November 13,2015. There were over 160 people killed and several more people wounded. There were over 7 attackers, and the cops killed 5 of them with guns. See, guns aren’t bad all the time. So, after this attack, I thought it appropriate to talk about terrorists, so that is what I’m going to do. Okay, let’s get started. Terrorist…. what does that word mean? Well, according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, it means, “The systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.” So, you know coercion means, “To demand in a very violent way.” Which Isis does. So who are terrorists??? Terrorists are just men who think it’s okay to kill people if they don’t believe in the Islam religion. Not everyone who kills people is a terrorist, like people say. So, like I said before, I will try to show you what the Bible says about terrorists. Believe it or not, there were terrorists in the Bible days. Some examples are Goliath the giant, the giant that David killed. The other one is Herod the king. He was the king that ordered all the baby boys killed when Jesus was born. There are many more examples of terrorists in the Bible. So, people back then were dealing with terrorists. Maybe not so many, but none the least, they were still dealing with them. So, people have dealt with that all through the years. They have always been around, so they are not a new problem. The Bible does not say anything specifically about terrorists. It does tell us what to do for them, though; we are to pray for them. You might think, “Are you crazy? Why pray for them??” After all the innocent people they killed and everything else they did, we are to still pray for them. Well, I will tell you why. God told us to on the Sermon on the Mount. His words were pray for your enemy do good to those who persecute who. If you want to read it all, look up Matthew 5. So, that is what we are supposed to do. It is easier said than done. I’m not saying I do it all the time. I try to, but I don’t always do it. So, here is a challenge; try everyday, for about 1 min., just try to pray for all the terrorists. I will try to do it, too. If you have any thoughts on this, feel free to comment.
With God all things are possible.