BURNING THE KORAN
The United States recently apologized for the unintentional burning of copies of the Koran. But this failed to quell the protests that killed at least 30 and wounded hundreds.
We would not riot, but we Christians would be upset with someone burning a bible. There is a similarity in the way we think of the Bible and the way Muslims think of the Koran. But there is a difference. For the Muslim, it is not just the content of the Koran that is holy, it is the book itself. A Muslim would never think of writing in his copy of the Koran, or laying it casually on a bedside table or in the bathroom. The book itself is holy.
For Christians the Bible is more than a book, it is a revelation and an encounter with the living God. It is God’s breathed word. So read it, write in it, have it available wherever you might read it. It will help you make life matter.