Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pastor Going to have a Book Burning


From Fox News ( Reporting: Pastor Marc Grizzard claims the King James version of the Bible is the only true word of God, and that all other versions are "satanic" and "perversions" of God's word.

On Halloween night, Grizzard and the 14 members of the Amazing Grace Baptist Church will set fire to other versions of the scripture, as well as music and books by Christian authors.

“We are burning books that we believe to be Satanic,” Pastor Grizzard said.

“I believe the King James version is God’s preserved, inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God… for English-speaking people."

All other religious or Christian texts are sacreligious, the pastor insists. The list of books being burned will include works written by "a lot of different authors who we consider heretics, such as Billy Graham, Rick Warren… the list goes on and on,” Pastor Grizzard said.

Brian's comments: I am deeply saddened by this man and the so called godly leadership he is showing others in the church, in the community, and in the NATION now. Is he displaying the gospel to those who are lost? What is the focus here? This is how Christians are labelled by the actions of this man and others like him.

Do you sincerely want to start a REFORM movement amongst believers today? Here is the Bible verse we need to learn well..........."And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ." Ephesians 4:11-13 (NASB95)

The key action verb here is to EQUIP the saints. Teach them how to live godly lives by salvation by grace through faith and gifted by the Holy Spirit to have an incredible relationship with Jesus Christ. Teach them to be Great Commission Christians, to worship, pray, minister, read the Bible and live out its principles, be accountable, serve, love, and so on. There are people dying each minute that are going to hell and this guy is burning Bibles. He could be sharing the gospel in his neighborhood or have a ministry presence in the community.....but no, he will burn Bibles.

I have said this before, and I quote, Spiritual Leadership by Henry Blackaby.....Servant Leaders are to lead people to God's agenda. I don't think he takes this responsibility very seriously. EQUIP..EQUIP...EQUIP!!!

1 comment:

Gene Pool said...

I wonder what his recommendation is regarding translations in foreign languages...