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September 16, 2010

Burning the Bible

Filed under: Uncategorized — lawsonjolly @ 5:00 am

Burning the Qur’an is a hot news item these days.

What about burning the Bible? Would it get such publicity?  How would you react if some group planned a Bible burning in your city?

If you heard of such, don’t be too disturbed.  It would not be the first time that Bibles were burned!

Medieval times and the Dark Ages (500-1500) had countless Bible burnings!  The Apostate Church determined that the less knowledge people had the easier to rule them.  To keep them from truth that could free them, Bibles were burned to keep people from possessing them.  Even the Roman Catholic Church openly burned Bibles.

Lest you think that was all past history, last year a church in North Carolina planned a burning of all Bibles other than the King James Version.  It was to be a Halloween event.  However, the city forbade the burning as it was against a local ordinance.  The church did not burn Bibles, but cut and destroyed them inside their church building.  Where was the protest?

Last year, 2009, a church raised money and sent Bibles to an American Sargeant in Afghanistan.  The Bibles were confiscated by our military and burned.  The reason was that  the distribution of these Bibles might appear that the military was seeking to proselyte.  Regardless of that, why did they burn them?  Why not have returned them to the church?  Where was the outrage over the burning of the Bibles? I wonder if they would have burned the Qur’an if they had been shipped to that country?

So, again, I ask, “What would be your reaction if Americans burned the Bible?”

I personally would be disappointed —  perhaps disturbed — even slightly offended!  But it is a freedom that is given to us.  And then, it is just a book!  I meant a book of printed pages.  Yes, it is the Bible, God’s Word, but it is not the Living Word.  The Bible — the Word of God —  cannot be destroyed.  Men have tried through the ages, but the Bible always outlives man. 

Why don’t Americans — Christians — protest and react when the Bible is burned?  We don’t respond like others in the world today are responding because we do not respond violently.  We understand those who would perform such acts do not know the message given through the Bible.  They have not discovered the Truth.  They are in great need . . . and rather than protest against them, we seek to communicate the Truth to them.

In these volatile days concerning scriptures of various faiths, let us examine our possible reactions if the focus was on the Holy Bible as we know it.

 “For all men are like grass . . . the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.”  (1 Peter 1:24, 25)  “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”  (Mark 13:31)



1 Comment »

  1. Stimme dem Beitrag zu.Gottes Wort wird man auf ewig hören und lesen können.Der,der Himmel und Erde und alles was darauf lebt,geschaffen hat,wird dafür sorgen,das seine Gesetze und Anleitungen für uns Menschen weiterhin existieren,sowie er das auch schon in der Vergangenheit bewiesen hat.Deshalb gibt es heute noch”Das Buch,der Bücher”.

    Comment by Margit Woll — March 23, 2012 @ 3:53 am | Reply

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