Let's stop using Jesus's name to hurt others

I find the "Statement on Wesleyan/Methodist Witness in Islamic and Christian Cultures" from the World Methodist Council, 2004, very helpful. It states,

Wesleyan/Methodist Christians are called by God, first, to lovingly accept Muslim brothers and sisters as persons of faith; second, to stand firm against violence and hatred in all its forms; third, to stand with persons who are being persecuted and are suffering for their faith; and fourth, trusting in the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit, to share with all persons, including Muslims, the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ through our words, deeds and signs by the power of the Holy Spirit, and invite them into life-changing relationships with God through Christ.


You can find the complete copy here.

Christ, have mercy on all of us who use and abuse your name to hurt or belittle others. Forgive us for what we do not know. Forgive us for what we knowingly do.

Holy Spirit, restrain us from doing harm with our words, actions, and intentions. Help us to listen to you.



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