Gotta thank Theopoet for this scoop. I find it funny – no, actually it’s sad – that so many of these mixed up people belong to communities called “Grace”. They don’t have any idea what the word means.
On October 31, Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina will celebrate Halloween by burning Bibles. Here’s the description of this upcoming shindig:
Come celebrate Halloween by burning Satan’s bibles like the NIV, RSV, NKJV, TLB, NASB, NEV, NRSV, ASV, NWT, Good News for Modern Man, The Evidence Bible, The Message Bible, The Green Bible, ect. These are perversions of God’s Word the King James Bible.
We will also be burning Satan’s music such as country, rap, rock, pop, heavy metal, western, soft and easy, southern gospel, contempory Christian, jazz, soul, oldies but goldies, etc.
We will also be burning Satan’s popular books written by heretics like Westcott & Hort, Bruce Metzger, Billy Graham, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, John McArthur, James Dobson, Charles Swindoll, John Piper, Chuck Colson, Tony Evans, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swagart, Mark Driskol, Franklin Graham, Bill Bright, Tim Lahaye, Paula White, T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Joyce Myers, Brian McLaren, Robert Schuller, Mother Teresa, The Pope, Rob Bell, Erwin McManus, Donald Miller, Shane Claiborne, Brennan Manning, William Young, etc.
We are not burning Bibles written in other languages that are based on the TR. We are not burning the Wycliffe, Tyndale, Genevia or other translations that are based on the TR.
More here from Waco’s KWTX.com
According to the church website, BBQ and Fried Chicken complete with all sides will be served at the event.
Influences include Billy Sunday, A.W. Tozer, Bob Jones Sr., J. Frank Norris and R.G. Lee.
There have been some (tongue in cheek?) comments on Theo’s site saying, to the effect, that this type of behavior won’t land these folks in hell, but it sure reflects badly on Christians. And that it does. But though burning books may not send someone to a mythical place called ‘Hell’ it is a good sign that these people are already living there. Because hell is surely a place without grace, no matter what you call it.