You certainly don’t want to miss the Halloween Book Burning at Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina. It’s going to include an exciting time of burning Satan’s bibles like the NIV, RSV, NKJV, NASB, NRSV, ASV, Good News for Modern Man, The Message Bible, and more erroneous translations – pretty much anything but the good old King James. As they say on their website, “These are perversions
of God’s Word, the King James Bible.” Plus they’re also burning Satan’s music such as country, rap, rock, pop, heavy metal, western, soft and easy, southern gospel, contemporary Christian, jazz, soul, oldies, etc. (I always thought Satan might be behind CCM.)
But that’s not all folks – they’re also burning Satan’s popular books by heretics like Billy Graham, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, John McArthur, James Dobson, Charles Swindoll, John Piper, Bill Bright, The Pope, Rob Bell, Erwin McManus, and many more.
And the best news is that while the burning is going on, they’ll also be serving BBQ chicken, fried chicken, and all the sides. They’re even kind enough to come to your house and pick up the books and music you need to burn.
How fun is that? You’ll see a lot of misspelled words on the website, which might tell you a lot about the folks behind this event.
My favorite thing about the King James only people is that a few years ago I was working on a documentary about William Tyndale – the man who translated the Bible into English. Touring the British Museum privately with Tyndale’s biographer and curator of the Tyndale exhibit, David Daniel, he opened the case and showed me one of the rare remaining 1611 Authorized King James Bibles. In the preface to that original KJV, the translators had an interesting note. Essentially they humbly said they had done the best job they could with the manuscripts available, but knew it fell short and hoped future translators would do a better job in the future. So I find it rather fascinating that the ORIGINAL TRANSLATORS of the KJV knew future translations would be a good thing, but now this very small group today thinks the KJV is the “only anointed and authorized” version available. Amazing contradiction.
Happy book burning…