Are You Obsessed by Something?

Oswald Chambers 90x115 by Oswald Chambers

Are you obsessed by something? You will probably say, “No, by nothing,” but all of us are obsessed by something— usually by ourselves, or, if we are Christians, by our own experience of the Christian life. But the psalmist says that we are to be obsessed by God. The abiding awareness of the Christian life is to be God Himself, not just thoughts about Him. The total being of our life inside and out is to be absolutely obsessed by the presence of God. A child’s awareness is so absorbed in his mother that although he is not consciously thinking of her, when a problem arises, the abiding relationship is that with the mother. In that same way, we are to “live and move and have our being” in God ( Acts 17:28  ), looking at everything in relation to Him, because our abiding awareness of Him continually pushes itself to the forefront of our lives.

Afghan Parliamentarian misunderstands Islam

Robert Spencer 90x115 by Robert Spencer

On the parliament floor. And surprise of surprises, there was no rush from the other parliamentarians to explain to him how he was misunderstanding Islam. But the broadcast of his remarks did indeed provoke an outcry — but not from peaceful Muslims outraged by his hijacking of their peaceful faith. Rather, his words brought together a Muslim mob calling for blood.

But wait! I thought all the learned analysts had assured us that there is no death penalty for apostasy in Islam! Isn’t that right, Dr. Bassiouni? Mr. Kruse? Ms. Heagney?