Burning the Koran – Jumping on the Bandwagon
What these pastors are doing is wrong! We know that Islam is a false religion. Burning the Koran will not convert a single soul. A Christians duty is to preach the Gospel – that is it!
We are to keep the Church in order on the inside – which has clearly not happened which is why we have pastors like Terry Jones, Bob Old and Dana Lightsey placing peoples lives at risk.
God says that HE WILL DEAL with those who sit outside the body of Christ.
1 Corinthians 5:11-13 (Amplified Bible)
11But now I write to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of [Christian] brother if he is known to be guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolater [whose soul is devoted to any object that usurps the place of God], or is a person with a foul tongue [railing, abusing, reviling, slandering], or is a drunkard or a swindler or a robber. [No] you must not so much as eat with such a person.
12What [business] of mine is it and what right have I to judge outsiders? Is it not those inside [the church] upon whom you are to pass disciplinary judgment [passing censuring sentence on them as the facts require]?
13God alone sits in judgment on those who are outside. Drive out that wicked one from among you [expel him from your church].
Koran Burning Pastor No: 1
US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning
A small US church says it will defy international condemnation and go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Koran on the 9/11 anniversary.
The top US commander in Afghanistan warned troops’ lives would be in danger if the Dove World Outreach Center in Florida went ahead.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the church’s plan was “disrespectful and disgraceful”.
Muslim countries and Nato have also hit out at the move.
And the US Attorney General, Eric Holder, called the idea “idiotic and dangerous”.
But organiser, Pastor Terry Jones said: “We must send a clear message to the radical element of Islam.”
Read rest here: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11223457
“Terry Jones initially said that the Koran burning had been cancelled. The US pastor who threatened to burn copies of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11 says his plans are “on hold”.
Terry Jones initially cancelled the event, which has caused international outrage, saying a local imam had told him an Islamic centre planned near New York’s Ground Zero would be moved. But the imam, Muhammad Musri, denied saying a deal had been reached.
Mr Jones later said he felt he had been lied to and could reconsider his decision to drop the protest. Mr Jones, pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, which has fewer than 50 members, had named Saturday “International Burn a Koran Day”..”
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Koran Burning Pastor No: 2
“SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – Springfield Pastor Bob Old said his decision to burn the Islamic holy book on September 11 has nothing to do with the agenda of the pastor in Florida or the controversy surrounding the mosque in New York. He has his own reasons behind the demonstrations and no intentions of backing down.
“My plans for Saturday are to take a copy of the Quran and burn it,” said Old.
He’s planning to go forward with the demonstration on 9/11 to be able to make his point and have it heard.
“To the Muslim church I would say the reason I am doing on Saturday because I believe they worship a false god. They have a false text, a false prophet and a false scripture,” said Old. He said the other two reasons are to teach Americans about their constitutional rights and to make them better Christians..”
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Quran burning: ‘Stunt’ became ‘crisis’ when Obama attacked
Florida pastor’s idea used ‘to show that Christians are deranged’
Amid reports that Florida pastor Terry Jones has canceled plans to burn the Quran on Sept. 11, Christian leaders are wondering how the obscure leader of a tiny church became so prominent in the first place.
“If it weren’t for Obama and his administration ripping this pastor, this issue would not have been elevated to an international crisis,” said Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, an ordained minister and president of BOND Action, a Los Angeles-based ministry.
Peterson told WND, “For the administration to come out and publicly speak out against this one pastor who said he may do this is hypocrisy. These people (Muslims) have been burning the Bible and attacking Christians and protesting against America for years. I’ve not heard Obama or Hillary Clinton or the Justice Department denounce what the Muslims are doing to Christians at all. This is hypocrisy at its worst.”
While he condemned the idea of a Quran burning, Matt Barber, the associate dean of the Liberty School of Law, also noted that President Obama has defended the First Amendment rights of Muslims to build the mosque at Ground Zero, but his administration has not defended Jones’ rights.
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Koran Burning Pastor No: 3
“CHEYENNE — The founder of the Wyoming Tyranny Response Team plans to burn a copy of the Quran on the steps of the State Capitol on Saturday.
Duncan Philp said he will protest the location of a proposed Islamic Center near Ground Zero in New York City. He also will protest President Barack Obama’s support for the location. “I feel Obama is being disingenuous when he pretends he supports religious liberties,” Philp said. “(The Muslims) are not building that mosque out of love for my culture or love of the victims of 9-11 but for political reasons.”
Meanwhile, members of Unitarian Universalist Church also plan to walk from their church to the Capitol on Saturday.
They will gather in response to a Florida pastor who plans to burn more than 200 copies of the Quran, said the Rev. Dana Lightsey of the church….”