A Baptist Church near Asheville, N.C., is hosting a “Halloween book burning” to purge the area of “Satan’s” works, which include all non-King James versions of the Bible, popular books by many religious authors and even country music.
The website for the Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, N.C., says there are “scriptural bases” for the book burning. The site quotes Acts 19:18-20: “And many that believed, came and confessed and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts, brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.”
I think this will be BibleScholarGeorge’s favorite part: “I believe the King James version is God’s preserved, inspired, inerrant and infallible word of God,” Pastor Marc Grizzard told a local news station of his 14-member parish.
How many people has Billy Graham introduced to Jesus? Millions. You can tell a tree by it's fruit. This, if true (their website is down), is REALLY sad.
I'd rather be for what God is for–people, than against what the Apostle Paul called "disputable" things.
The most unsurprising part of this story? Apparently, Pastor Grizzard's growth strategy isn't very successful – this parish is a whopping 14 members strong! I will say, however, that I can't complain about ridding the world of country music. 🙂