Scriptural Basis forPacifism:
Every chapter in
Alone with a Jihadist
reliesheavily on Biblical verses toprovide support for thethesis that Christians shouldthoroughly embrace themessage of peace taught by Jesus Christ. Those whoappreciate a scholarly perspective on the Bible willappreciate this attention toaccuracy.
Dangers of ZionistTheology:
Aaron Taylordismantles the notion that war is mandated againstthose who interfere withChristian efforts to hastenthe return of Jesus Christ.He focuses a good portion of
Alone with a Jihadist
on theone-sided coverage given to
the Israeli/Palestinianconflict as an example of how misconceptions are fed.
Importance of Dialogue:
The complete conversionthat Aaron Taylorexperienced stemmed fromone conversation with a manhe initially assumed to be hisenemy. Taylor’s revelationthat we can learn and grow by interacting by both our
When is a single conversation powerful enough to change your entire perspective on the world?
AARON D. TAYLOR
Missionary, speaker, and author details how his meeting with a jihadist formed his belief that Christians are called to be pacifists
Aaron Taylor was raised in aMidwestern charismatic church with the belief that Christians hada duty to take up arms in defenseof their government and the idealsof freedom. He supported ouractions in Iraq and asserted thatonly one political party was theappropriate home for true believers of God. After a meetingin London with Khalid, a militant jihadist, Taylor cameaway with a deep questioning of the ideals that, up tothat moment, formed a cornerstone for his theology.In
Alone with a Jihadist: A Biblical Response to Holy War
, Aaron Taylorshares his personal revelationthat Christians are not to besupporters of military orother violent solutions to the world’s problems. He reliesheavily on exact text fromScripture to advocateChristian promotion of peaceand understanding. He does not advocate imposing thisChristian perspective on government, but believes thateach Christian must be responsible for his own personalideology and actions. Taylor’s hope is that
Alone witha Jihadist: A Biblical Response to Holy War
willoffer a solution to end religious, politically-motivated warfare.
AUTHOR CONTACT INFORMATION
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