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Humiliated - by Michael Phillips
Study in Matthew - Part 98
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Matthew 27:27-31
Jan 14, 2018 am - How many of you recognize the name, Charlie Hebdo? Had I asked you three years ago, every hand would have gone up because it was on the front page of every newspaper in the world. Charlie Hebdo is a French magazine that pokes fun at everything, from the Catholic Church to French politics, British cooking, American culture, and.Islam. Most of the people lampooned in it either laugh or grimace, but on January 7, 2015, radical Muslims burst into the office and opened fire, killing ten staff members and wounding three others, some of whom were old enough to be the gunmen's grandparents. Why would anyone do such a terrible thing? Insanity is the obvious answer, but this was not the cause of the massacre. The men did it because the publication made fun of Muhammad. On the cover of the offending magazine, the prophet says (in French)- A hundred lashes if you don't die laughing. To the gunmen's way of thinking, this was blasphemy, offensive to God and putting the human race in grave danger. As American Christians, it's easy to condemn the act as 'terrorism', but before we do that, let's have a look at the reasoning behind it. If Muhammad is the Prophet of God, laughing at him is laughing ... More >>>

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