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No Greater Love: Beheaded Hostage Kenji Goto Was A Christian Who Laid Down His Life For A Friend

02/05/2015 1 comment

As we remember the love that Kenji Goto showed for his friend, may we also remember the love of One who laid down His life for us all …

Matthew 5:17, “Do not think that I [Jesus] came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.”

Romans 13:10b, “… love is the fulfillment of the law.”

Romans 5:8, “… God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Zechariah 12:10, 13:6, “… and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced … And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.”

By David Wood, Answering Muslims – “Kenji Goto was a Japanese video journalist who converted to Christianity in 1997. The media widely reported his death at the hands of Islamic State jihadists. But the story of why he traveled to Syria is a much deeper story of love and loyalty. Kenji laid down his life in an attempt to rescue his troubled friend, Haruna Yukawa. Here’s Jay Smith discussing Kenji’s sacrifice:

Source – Answering Muslims.

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