The rise of extremism in the world can not be left unnoticed. It is everywhere, on the TV in the newspapers and even on the internet. There is all sorts if extremism that is affecting our world today. Violence and hatred mark the presence of humanity. For a moment just think, what is extremism faced something even stronger?
What if extremism was faced with a love so strong, it went weak and vanished? We need to see the rise of Christian extremists. Their only weapon should be love and the power to enlighten everything dark in this world.
The world needs to be overrun by Christians who are driven, shaped, and compelled by Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:43–45: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven”
Christian extremists are those whose hearts are so filled with the love of Jesus that they supernaturally love their enemies. The world needs Christian extremists who love so beautifully that they defeat hate and evil. Jesus is the embodiment of this love, and now he displays it on earth through his church by the Holy Spirit’s power.
The apostle Paul describes this extreme love in Ephesians 3:16–21, saying:
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
Let’s commit ourselves to loving so strongly and deeply that the world sees and takes example. Let us all contribute in overcoming the extremism that we see in our surrounding. We should vow to replace it with love. How different would the world be if it were filled with Christian extremists? It would be a beautiful world, the kind of world that reflects Jesus’ kingdom.