How should we pray for ISIS?

‘Love the sinner, hate the sin’, we used to say. Can that be applied to radical islamists, too?

God and Politics in the UK

ISIS MarchToday’s guest writer is the Revd. Canon J. John.

J John is an internationally recognised Christian speaker and author. He has written over 50 books and spoken in 69 countries, teaching the Christian faith and addressing over 300,000 people in person each year. His series Just 10 (on the Ten Commandments) has now exceeded one million people in attendance.Canon J John

You can find out more about J John and his work through his website and also follow him on Twitter.

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My son asked me last week, ‘How should we pray for ISIS?’A good question and one that needed pondering for a few days! It is hard not to feel very strongly about the rise of ISIS in the Middle East and the brutal and very public barbarities it has carried out. This all raises many questions for the Christian. How should we respond? And what should we pray: ‘Lord, destroy them!’ or ‘Lord, forgive…

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