Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Koran-Burning Pastor Favors First Amendment Over Greatest Commandment

Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida is yet another "Christian" pastor who has fallen into the trap of turning his back on the pastor's Biblical role and turned his pulpit into a political stage. This time, lives may hang in the balance.

He and his "church" plan a public burning of the Koran on September 11, 2010.

He has turned his back on the essential Christian doctrines of loving thy neighbor as taught by Christ.

Matthew 22:34-40 (English Standard Version)

The Great Commandment

34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" 37 And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets."

Pastor Terry Jones, apparently blinded by self righteousness, seems to have forgotten that:

Some may view Pastor Jones as a patriot. Using the Biblical standard, he is no pastor. His message and actions are unbiblical. Using the First Amendment as protection for his unbiblical actions is defrauding the The Scriptures. A wolf in sheeps' clothing.

Congratulations Pastor Jones, the real fire you are starting is the fire that will burn Christians at the stake once again.

19 comments:

  1. This is a very stupid move on his part. You'd think, for once, he would ask himself "What would Jesus do?" ...that would have helped...
    I live in Kuwait, and this is disconcerting to say the least. I know God is sovereign, that's the ONLY anchor a Calvinist living in the Middle East has. Thanks for the post!

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  2. ...and btw, it's all over the news here. Pastor Jones is acting more like a stubborn old goat than a loving shepherd of God's flock.

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  3. This is not wise move even though the church has the right to do it. Some Liberal "Christians" are defending Muslims to such an extent on this that they are calling them brothers and sisters.

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  4. While what this pastor is doing is radically dangerous, he does bring to the fore what the response of the Christian Church should be to the advances of Islam in America.
    Islam worships another "god" and therefore, as the Bible teaches, demons. (I Cor. 10:20) Of course,we owe Muslims the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who will listen. Are we to allow ourselves to be terrorized by the rest?

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  5. Since we are not to rejoice when our enemies suffer loss, why would any child of the Living God think it right to provoke his enemies? Of course, this "pastor team" (husband and wife) are part of a false apostolic five-fold ministry, so there's no telling how much false doctrine they hold to.

    The bottom line appears to be they are doing this for the sake of publicity. We are supposed to live quiet lives, at peace with all men (as much as is possible). This bunch ain't doing that.

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  6. As a pastor I resent this man using his "God given office" and ministry as a platform for hate-mongering. I denounce him as a wolf in sheep's clothing and am sorry he uses the term I wear and use dearly.

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  7. This pastor is most foolish and if he goes through with this act it will only result in violence. Of course it will show what a hateful religion Islam is in that they will go on a killing spree, even harming those who had nothing to do with this act and even protested it.

    This is not the way to go about it - burning a book will do nothing. Those who are reaching out to Muslims with the love of Christ, seeking to share the Gospel with them will be classed with this man and his church and the work will be compromised. By carrying out this act they will be guilty of betraying the Gospel. The Koran is not the enemy. Christ is being misrepresented and brought to shame. Yes, 9/11 was a dispicable act, but the answer is not to retaliate or fight hate with hate. We are to love our enemies and pray for them.

    Also, this will result in a backlash of ecumenicals defending Islam. How truly sad from any way you look at it.

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  8. Where again does the Bible say that burning false religious material is a job of the church, let alone the pastor? Isn't it somewhere in 6th Lucifer chapter 6 and verse 6? Yeah, I thought this whole thing smelled like sulphur. I'm afraid they've been sidelined by the devil. They've been distracted from their main purpose: to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ! So instead the Muslims are going to lose 200 or so Korans, this church is going to lose some of their witness by acting in such an un-Christlike manner, and Satan is going to be the real winner in this whole situation. Not that that will help him in the end, but still.... what a waste of time. I also agree with you, Anonymous #2. Amen.

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  9. The Koran is not a political book. I have read parts of it, and it clearly states that Jews and Christians are "dogs", and if you kill one, you are doing God (Allah) a favor. Yes, we wrestle against principalities and evil powers, and Islam is one of them. Their god says they must kill for him, our God says we must die for Him. Quite a difference. All this New Age/Emerging Church build-the-kingdom-by-love stuff is just part of the end times scenario. We are not all one, and we do not all serve the same God.

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  10. As a Christian I applaud this Pastor & his Church for taking a stand against evil.
    The koran is an evil book. Anyone who puts their trust in it's false gospel is headed for a Christless eternity in Hell. Do you think the Christians of Acts 19:19 worried who they offended?

    Acts 19:19> 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.

    I am offended at whimpy Christians who will not take a stand. Islam is going to take over America if we don't wake up.

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  11. Acts 19:19 - it was the sinners who had repented and turned to CHRIST who brought their books etc to be burned; not christians who took these materials belonging to the unsaved, and burned them on their behalf. It has to be an act of renouncing and repenting of the convert, not someone else presumptuously enacting that deed for them. The best way to expose error and deception is to proclaim the Truth - to focus on CHRIST - let the Light expose the darkness, focus on CHRIST, The LIGHT of the world!

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  12. I am enjoying watching the world be jarred by one believer who stands up to evil!

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  13. The Christian is called to stand up against the evil in his heart.

    That's where the real battle is fought.

    1 John 3:8

    8Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

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  14. I agree with your last post, but does that mean that Christians are never to confront the culture? The Gospel is quite confrontational and as I remember, John the Baptist confronted Herod about his marital arrangement and paid the price! I wonder if we American believers are ready/willing to pay the price and I pray that we will be should the time come.

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  15. last post - you are right, we are to confront evil, deception and to take a stand for righteousness. Our LORD especially confronted the Pharisees whose evil, whose leaven, was hypocrisy - we are to live transparent godly lives. We are to judge and discern - especially with regards to apostasy and hypocrisy within the 'confessing' church. We are to be bold in declaring that there is only One Way , One Truth, One SAVIOR - our LORD JESUS, and that all other paths are lies and deception. It is right that we are not intimidated by a religion of violence and hate towards all who do not yield to its iron control, and that we speak out and say the koran is not a Holy book (it may be sacred to those who are held captive by its lies), but burning it is an inflamatory (no pun intended) act that does not reach out in loving compassion to those bound by its chains. What does burning it achieve for GOD's Glory, or for reaching out with the Hope and Truth of The Gospel to those whom GOD in HIS longsuffering is not willing should perish?

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  16. last post--yes, to all the above. I wonder if the burning, now suspended, was intended to awaken the American Church to the danger of remaining asleep, while the enemy creeps into all aspects of our culture. Are we awake or sleeping like Samson in Delilah's lap, when suddenly, "Samson, the Philistines are upon you!"? Dear God, wake us up to the times we live in!

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  17. Let's get real, the majority of the Church in the USA is too busy being entertained to know what's going on in the world.

    The first of a 17 part video series:

    http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/dawah-the-duty-to-conquer-video/

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  18. Jesus said that we must love our enemies, that's true, but are we to love the enemies of God? God says clearly that he will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel. What I see coming from the nation of Islam is an other-worldly hatred of Jews in general and the nation of Israel in particular.

    I'm not saying that we should burn their holy book but I believe that Christians need to wake-up and see their religion for what it really is: Anti-Father, Anti-Son, Anti-Trinity and Anti-Israel. In short, Anti-Christian.

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  19. Thank you Wather´s Lamp!
    I placed your article here:
    http://alertsweden.blogg.se/2011/april/koran-burning-pastor-favors-first-amendment-o.html

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