One of the most responsible humans I know happens to have the same name.
Words mean something. Names…well…it’s the person “inside” the name that matters.
This story, of course, has so many more angles than just a name.
I don’t think I’ve ever burned a book.
There was the time I was given a box of antiques. In the box was an antique deck of tarot cards.
I know someone would have really liked those.
Because of what they were, I threw them in the trash without anyone knowing. I guess that secret is not anymore.
You know how you can wind up somehow with a box of books and you find a couple that you wouldn’t want anyone to read? Maybe you got them at a garage sale, or maybe your neighbor was cleaning house and handed them to you.
That’s happened to me. If I’d have ever run across a Koran I probably would have kept it out of curiosity, so I’ve never thrown a Koran away. But I have thrown other books away, outside of the public eye.
I can’t imagine how Mr.Jones ran across a bunch of Korans. It must have taken a bit of effort. I’ve never looked, but I’ve haven’t seen one in a store before. I think Mr. Jones could have used his Koran collecting time on more constructive things.
Now, I am as concerned about the move of Islam as anyone. I am concerned because it teaches that Jesus was a great prophet. According to the Bible, “great prophet” doesn’t cut it. That description doesn’t even get close to the truth.
Christians are to be concerned that all of humanity know the truth. It will set them free. How can a Christian not have grave concerns with the spread of Islam?
Mr. Jones has now made national news. Chalk another one up for our wonderful mainstream media. If they covered every similar event on the radical Muslim side, there wouldn’t be enough journalists available.
Where was the media when Bibles were burned last year in Afghanistan; ordered so by certain U.S. military leaders? Did the media have a field day with that?
Mr. Jones is a very unwise man. I remember a Christian T.V. program that aired years ago that began with the words:
It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Better still; scripture says that we should pray for our enemies.
I understand that now he and some of his parishioners are carrying handguns because the F.B.I. has informed them of death threats.
Lord, have mercy.
Note: Looking for a picture of Pastor Jones, I put that name into a search engine and got over 30,000 results. I scrolled down quite a ways and never saw the man wanting to burn the books. I also never saw the good Pastor Jones that I know. Maybe the media should look one or two of the good Pastors up and tell us the positive ways they are affecting their communities.
Note #2: If they want to burn something, why don’t they bring all of the things that cause sin in THEIR lives to the church, and have a bonfire.
Bibles burned in Afghanistan: