Baptist Church Plans Halloween Book Burning of Satan’s Works

October 14, 2009

(ChattahBox)—For those of you who are looking for a unique way to spend All Hallows’ Eve this year, look no further. An extreme Fundamental King James Version Baptist Church, located in North Carolina, is hosting a good old fashioned book burning of all of Satan’s evil works and even Satan’s ungodly music.

What qualifies as a work of Satan? Just about everything, except the King James Bible and Biblical psalms and hymns, according to Pastor Marc Grizzard of the Amazing Grace Baptist Church.

According to the massive church website, filled with long misspelled rants against ungodly acts and heretics, the book burning event will burn all perversions of God’s word, including non-King James Bibles. Pastor Marc, believes that the King James Bible is the literal word of God and he conveniently found the Biblical authority for the book burning:

”’The Scriptural bases [sic] for what we are doing each year is found in Acts 19:18-20 “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.”‘

Pastor Marc also teaches his flock to live apart from the modern world and to live according to the literal Scriptures:

“We Believe In Biblical Separation. We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Saviour and Lord. God commands His people to separate from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations, and to refrain from all immodest and immoderate appearances such as body piercing, bodily markings, alcohol, drugs, smoking, men with long hair, women with shaved hair like a man, and cursing.”

In the ungodly politicians section of the website, President Obama is naturally at the top of the list referred to as, Obamanation. But Pastor Marc also lists Sen. John McCain, Sarah Palin and George Bush as ungodly.

What is the Evangelical Christian Sarah Palin’s ungodly sin? She appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine practically naked according to Pastor Marc:

“Possed [sic] on the front of Vogue Magazine of the Governor’s Issue half naked. God calls that wicked and calls her a fornicator,” wrote the Pastor.

Well, the book burning bash sure sounds like a hoot. There will also be preaching and singing and fried chicken. Parishioners can donate a work of Satan to incinerate in the fire of hell and damnation.

Look at the Book Burning Announcement:



14 Responses to “Baptist Church Plans Halloween Book Burning of Satan’s Works”

  1. Cassie Bowers Chancey on October 14th, 2009 10:34 pm

    I am a Baptist myself, and I myself believe the KJV is the inerrant word of God. However, book burnings, music burnings, these things scare me because nothing good can come of doing that. Keep yourselves separated from the world by all means. TVs have on/off switches, as do radios. You don’t have to buy or listen to any music at all. Same with books and other versions of the Bible. When you spew hatred and called people like Billy Graham an heretic – you are not winning souls for Jesus and isn’t that the entire purpose for everything? This is not being a good witness for Christ. This will push people away from the gospel.

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  3. CB on October 15th, 2009 10:24 am

    The Body of Christ should be relevant to today and in the habit of serving the people of the planet (totally in the likeness of Christ), which is completely opposite from what this guy is doing. IS HE RELIGIOUS? yep. IS HE CHRISTIAN? nope.

  4. James on October 15th, 2009 10:52 am

    So, you think that a VERSION of a book is the original unaltered word of a fictional character, your delusional.
    First of all, a good 20% of the KJV is wholly fictional and made to suit the ruling class at the time it was made.
    It is a book that was used to simply keep the less educated scared, oppressed and unable to control their own lives so that the educated and rich could become richer.

    This type of crap is the proof you need, this man fully believes he is doing gods work, yet you think he is foolish due to what he believes in.
    If it is not what you believe then it is not true, but what of the other way around, you think differently then he does, so to him your the foolish one.

    Vicious circle there huh.

    Start actually asking questions and really studying the book you worship, you may find yourself with a lot of questions and very few answers.
    But be careful, remember you can rape, murder, molest and commit genocide and be forgiven, but you can not at any time QUESTION your faith, to do so is the ultimate sin and cannot be forgiven. Seems like a great way to keep people from thinking if you ask me.

  5. James on October 15th, 2009 10:54 am

    Ok, so the entire book is fictional, we know that, what I meant was that a good 20% of it was added to suit the ruling class.

  6. Jason on October 15th, 2009 2:29 pm


    I in no way, shape or form support what this church in North Carolina is doing. That is not the proper way for a church to respond to things they disagree with. However, what this particular church is doing does not negate the validity of the Bible or prove that it is fictional. Could you please provide an example from the Bible that it is fictional, and by that I mean a specific verse or passage quoted within its context, and attempt to support your statements. Just saying that the Bible is fictional and that 20% was added to support the ruling class is not a believable statement without providing even one such example and given objective evidence to support such a conclusion. Also, I would like to know what authoritative sources you looked at to determine that 20% of the Bible was added to support the ruling class. Such unsubstantiated claims as you have made cannot be taken any more seriously than what this church in North Carolina is doing.

  7. Steve in Alabama on October 16th, 2009 10:52 am

    That’s a long list of authors and music genres. His congregation will now have plenty of room on their bookshelves for workss of physics, biology, archaeology and other factual and scientific works. Still, wouldn’t they have profited more from a garage sale?

  8. Jessi on October 16th, 2009 10:36 pm

    Marc Grizzard has no right to judge. Judging is an unchristian act. Also, God has claimed that judging is His job. Wow….way to elevate yourself to God’s status.

  9. Alan on October 18th, 2009 4:36 pm

    James and Mark Grizzard sound like two peas in a pod–the self-righteous dogmatic pod that is.

    Actually, the KJV is an amazing translation. The translation currently accepted as “best” by most biblical scholars is the Revised Oxford and, having read both as well as many other translations, I am in awe at how little is different between the newest translation, supported by a team of modern scholars and the KJV. Certainly there is no where near 20% that isn’t supported by the original texts, in fact not even 1%. Or perhaps James is referring to the “how to run a church and make a community work” sections–such as Corinthians. Did Paul represent the ruling class? absolutely not. He was a man trying to hold an embattered church together, Paul’s words are the words of an administrator that was wholly committed to his church and his god. If you really believe that 20% of the gospels were “added to suit the ruling class” that would imply that they were added after Constantine converted to Christianity around 300 AD if I remember my history right. This was also the time of the first Council of Nicea, that first determined which books formed the “official” cannon, but I believe all of them were several hundred years old at that point–the newest I believe is thought to be Revelation, probably written about 200 years prior to the Council of Nicea. By the time the Council of Nicea took place there is certainly good evidence that the Christian Church was moving towards a strong temporal power and there may well have been an interest in squelching the more anti-state books that now form some of the Apocrypha. There is no evidence whatsoever that any of the texts accepted to the Cannon were changed in any way at that time, and St Jerome’s Vulgate bible ( a translation from the already translated Greek bible) which forms the basis of Christianity as a political power up until the time of the KJV may have been a terrible translation, but I’m not aware of any evidence that it was skewed towards “a fiction supporting the ruling class”

    So James, a question, at what point did these fictions “designed to support the ruling class” enter what is now known as the bible, if prior to the Council of Nicea what advantage would the early church, as a persecuted minority, have had in doing so?

  10. Blake E. Leighton on October 23rd, 2009 10:47 pm

    Why do those baptist folks sacralize a bible translation prepared under the auspices of that notorious Scot’s sodomite, King James I of England? You’d think they might consider it just a bit tainted. I would bet that they have also never read the “Translator’s Preface” to the “King James” translation or know that the full translation included the so-called “Apoccrypha.” The decision to delete these two sets of document was made not be church or state but by printers to make a cheaper version of the book available to those who couldn’t afford the real thing. Facts are so interesting, don’t you think?

  11. Carol Banjo on October 25th, 2009 12:34 pm

    I am really concern,about your heart and what you or saying towards God people,God said touch not my annointed and do my prophet no harm,I suggest you go to the The Holy Spirit and do a one one with him concerning your heart and study Psalms 51,I pray God will help you and deliver you from evil,and cleans your heart and renew your mind,none of us is without error.Carol Banjo

  12. Christina on October 29th, 2009 12:01 pm

    Well, Steve of Alabama,
    I don’t think that they can have any books of “physics, biology, archaeology and other factual and scientific works” on their bookshelves. Why? Does not most of their work go against this church’s beliefs? For example, archaeologists work on dinosaur excavations, biologists talk about evolution and so on. I bet that those books are burned as well. I wonder if they have their own schools? I for one would hate to be so narrow minded as they are. Is not the beauty of this world the diversity and the possibility to learn from each other?

  13. Ginger on November 1st, 2009 1:34 am

    Tonight the heavens opened and rain fell. Book burning didn’t take place. There were several news crews, reporters, Sheriff and protesters. If I had been the pastor I would have been embarrassed that more protesters came out than members. There may have been books destroyed but when the flock left the building it was the woman and children first, only five of them and then the pastor himself. As the woman and children left he turned out the porch light, as if trying to hide their identities and turned it on and then back off when he left.

    During the service it was said the news crew and others were listening through the floor upstairs and could here yelling from the service. The only disappointing thing was that more locals didn’t attend the event. One came as far as Chattanooga, Tn and others an hour or so away. Was a peaceful event and most that were there didn’t agree with this radical man!

    There were signs that read things like: What would Jesus do, Who are we to judge and several others. A gentleman that was dressed in an outfit of a Nazi soldier came out, gave an interview saying this promotes hate. He wouldn’t give his name and held two books, one was the Mormon bible and the other was not able to be seen. He did say that he was only wearing a costume and that is all it was. Protesters were unsure if he was there in support of the event or against it. Left most of us puzzled.

    We are unsure if chicken and all the sides were served!

  14. Tim on October 30th, 2010 1:25 am

    “immodest and immoderate appearances such as body piercing, bodily markings, alcohol, drugs, smoking, men with long hair” etc.

    In reference to the above quote: body piercing- what about verses such as Ezekiel 16:12
    “And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head”- straight from the King James Bible. It is God speaking in that verse. Is that not a form of body piercing? Answer..YES…earrings are indeed a form of body piercing.

    Here’s another thing wrongfully called immodest and immoderate according to this pastor.
    Another example straight out of the King James Bible:
    Matthew 11:19
    “The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.”
    Surely he is not calling Jesus Himself immodest and immoderate……

    And lastly, “men with long hair”….another false statement….look it up historically for that period of time in that part of the world…long hair was the norm, including…most likely…the Son of Man Himself, which is why it was such a big deal to cut the hair and wear sackcloth when mourning/fasting, etc.

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