April 16, 2024

Hundreds of Bibles Burned in Trailer Fire at TN Church on Easter

Hundreds of Bibles had been discovered burned on Easter Sunday exterior Global Vision Bible Church in Wilson County, Tennessee.

Authorities discovered the trailer full of Bibles sitting at the intersection of Old Lebanon Dirt Road and Chandler Road close to the home of worship, the Tennessean reported Sunday, noting the incident occurred at roughly 6:00 a.m.

“The trailer, containing bibles, had been dropped off in the middle of the intersection and then intentionally set on fire,” the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office explained in a social media put up. The company added that the investigation is ongoing.

An picture shows the trailer full of Bibles:

The sheriff’s workplace additionally stated crews with the Mt. Juliet Fire Department extinguished the blaze, then deputies and detectives took over the investigation.

Global Vision Bible Church Pastor Greg Locke stated there have been roughly 200 Bibles on the trailer and the incident occurred close to an entrance to the constructing. He additionally claimed it was directed at the congregation.

However, “It did not, nor will it stop us. It was cleaned up in time for people to drive into the parking lot. We had a full house and a marvelous service,” Locke acknowledged.

The church has reportedly held burning occasions with supplies it believes is linked to witchcraft and the occult in earlier years, the Tennessean article stated.

Locke has additionally claimed the church constructing has been vandalized a number of instances in the previous, subsequently, the church has safety measures in place.

“But never a Bible trailer, you know, 200 Bibles being burned. That’s a pretty rebellious statement,” he stated:

WKRN News reported Monday the incident was “potentially a hate crime.”

Meanwhile, Locke informed the outlet, “Just the fact the somebody would be that disrespectful and burn a couple hundred Bibles, even one Bible for that matter. But just… definitely a statement towards Christianity, towards the Bible, towards our church, maybe towards resurrection or whatever.”

“But what people think many times is gonna stop us it really just, it kind of encourages us in a weird way to know that we’re doing what’s right,” he stated.