Just to clarify the position I expressed in my other posts, I do not think it is a good idea for a minister of the gospel to burn Qurans. Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center should go to where Muslims are and preach the free grace and forgiveness of God gained by Jesus Christ on the Cross and offered in the Free Gospel.
But not all book burning is bad. I would much rather, however, see ex-Muslims burn their own Korans just as I’d rather have Latter Day Saints burn their own books of Mormon:
Acts 19:18 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.
My other reason for diving headlong into this issue is not to defend Jones, but ask for some perspective. What Jones threatened to do to commemorate 9/11 is far less abhorrent than professing Christian ministers offering to read from the Koran in their pulpits or joining with Mormon Glenn Beck and Islamic Imams as if Christians had anything spiritually in common with them. We don’t. Let’s not water down the gospel while throwing water on Pastor Jones’s bonfire.
David is currently an adjunct instructor of Composition and Speech at Marshalltown Community College in Iowa. His wife and he have also owned a business selling antique and collectible postcards on eBay since 1999. David was an activist with Operation Rescue in the early 1990s. He is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Reformed Church in Johnston, Iowa.
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