Islamists and Malay-rights groups are accusing Christians of threatening Islam in Malaysia because of two church events, named ‘Jerusalem Jubilee’ and ‘Borneo Revival’. Both events are to celebrate the capture of Jerusalem by Israel from the hands of Muslims in the 6-day war in 1967. As a result, the Chief of Information for the Islamist party, PAS, wrote on his Facebook page, “Recently, the enemies of Islam are playing rough and getting bolder. Now they are targeting Malaysia. They want to build a nest here. Come and rise Muslims before it is too late.”
We just received word that both events were cancelled and the Home Minister has banned one of them. Now, a poster is being circulated claiming that one of the opposition parties, the Democratic Action Party (DAP), whose members are mostly non-Muslims, is in cahoots with “fanatical missionary Christians” in the region because of the word ‘hope’ in their poster.
Pray for wisdom for the church to respond biblically to such accusations and claims by Islamists as these slanders can stir unrest among the government and society, causing the believers to be all the more pressurized.
We do pray, Father, for Christians in Malaysia that You will grant Your perfect wisdom to church leaders that they might lead the people in responding biblically to these accusations. We pray for favor in their villages and that they would have the reputation of being godly, compassionate men and women—that the light of Christ would be reflected in their lives. We pray that the gospel will be spread across this land in great power and that the name of Christ might be lifted high. In the name of Jesus, the Light of the World. Amen.