Posted by dennisup
“As followers of Jesus Christ, should we be outraged and offended over things that are done TO His name, or IN His name?”
Posted on September 9, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.
I think you have to go through that hurt yourself in order to have the compassion to listen to others hurts…I know I had to…it was one way God opened my eyes and heart. I was very humbled….
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SEIGE OF JERUSALEM:
The Jews and Muslims fought together to defend Jerusalem against the invading Franks. They were unsuccessful though and on 15 July 1099 the crusaders entered the city. They proceeded to massacre the remaining Jewish and Muslim civilians and pillaged or destroyed mosques and the city itself. In the Kingdom of Jerusalem, at most 120,000 Franks (predominantly French-speaking Western Christians) ruled over 350,000 Muslims, Jews, and native Eastern Christians who had remained.
Crusade of 1101
Norwegian Crusade 1107–1110
Second Crusade 1147–1149
Third Crusade 1187–1192
Fourth Crusade 1202–1204
Fifth Crusade 1217–1221
Sixth Crusade 1228–1229
Seventh Crusade 1248–1254
Eighth Crusade 1270
Ninth Crusade 1271–1272
Crusades of the Teutonic Order
The Crusades were a series of military campaigns—usually sanctioned by the Papacy—that took place during the 11th through 13th centuries in response to the Muslim Conquests. Originally, the goal was to recapture Jerusalem and the Holy Land from the Muslims, and support the besieged Christian Byzantine Empire against the Muslim Seljuq expansion into Asia Minor and Europe proper. Later, Crusades were launched against other targets, either for religious reasons, such as the Albigensian Crusade, the Northern Crusades, or because of political conflict, such as the Aragonese Crusade. In 1095, at the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II raised the level of war from bellum iustum (“just war”), to bellum sacrum (holy war).
I wonder what the annals of history would reveal – more things done to His name or in His name? Maybe we don’t want to know. It might cause us to examine ourselves more often.
When thinking about becoming offended for things done TO His name I keep thinking about the old children’s saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me”. This is how I see the idea of things done TO His name. I am in agreement with Vagabond on this issue. He was ridiculed, maliciously treated and defamed, yet did not retaliate in any way shape or form.
As to the idea of things done IN His name, I think this differs greatly.
Things done TO his name are directed at Him and Him alone, things done IN His name have repercussions because they affect others. Things done IN His name have in some cases caused grave ramifications to individuals and whole cultures.
The cultural effect can be traced back to the Constantine rule of the Roman Empire when whole cultures were forced into conversion at the end of a sword. We can list many wars starting with the Crusades and ending with the modern day war against ‘Islam’.
But to get to a more personal level, I think that there should be more OUTRAGE for the things done IN His name by church leaders. I am sure that everyone that has ever been a member of an evangelical congregation has a story or two. People being told that they are ‘trouble’ makers. People being told that they have ‘demonic strongholds’ causing them to be sick. Leaders taking huge salaries for their ministry services and on and on.
So, to answer your question Dennis, I would say the answer is “IN”
just thought of this…
“and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, 34who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.”
Jesus wasn’t outraged or offended over the things they did TO his name. Instead he sacrificed himself for those that did those things TO him.
Why do WE get outraged then? …and in turn use that very same name to do evil things IN against others?
Why don’t we sacrifice our pride in our untouchable religion and love back?
…like the “christian” fools gettin ready to burn qurans tomorrow…IN the name of God. “Dove WORLD OUTREACH” ironic choice of name…
where’s all the christian outrage over this? i only hear of a rising movement of anti-
islam rhetoric that’s being preached in churches…IN the name of God, of course.
Both…Just like I’d be offended if someone mocked your name by doing something to it, or did something offensive “in” your name…Because I love you. 😉
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