This is only for people who believe the Bible to be God's word.
Last month the world saw angry Muslims protesting, and some of them committing violence and murder. All of this came about because they got angry at the Pope for making reference to a conversation of centuries past. Now, I don't know what the Koran teaches about anger or wrath, but the Bible teaches that anger is to be held under control (James 1:19–20; Ephesians 4:26–27; Eph. 4:31–32). And a person who explodes with wrath simply because of words can't be looked upon with favor (Ecclesiastes 7:9; Proverbs 14:29). Rather than get all bent out of shape because of what was said, they should have handled it in another way. They could have made a public statement on television or any major newspaper refuting, in a favorable way, the words of the Pope. Or they could have challenged for an orderly public debate on the topic. Instead, the world is shown the faces of anger, shouting, threatening, and burning. This sure doesn't paint a wholesome picture of them in any way. The truth of the matter is, we must respond in the right way when offended (1 Peter 3:9; Romans 12:17–21). If we show unruly behavior in return for words spoken about what we may believe, we make what is said about us true (Matthew 7:16–20).
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