Large pile of burnt Bibles left outdoors church on Easter Sunday

Large pile of burnt Bibles left outdoors church on Easter Sunday

The blaze was put out by firefighters.(Photo: Facebook/Greg Locke)

(CP) Pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, instructed members of his flock that the setting on hearth of round 200 Bibles in a trailer close to his church by an unidentified suspect on Easter Sunday is proof that Christianity is “beneath assault” within the United States.

“If you suppose Christianity shouldn’t be beneath assault greater than ever earlier than within the United States of America, you’ve got not been paying consideration. You must get your head out of the sand. Quit being lukewarm,” Locke declared throughout the Easter Sunday service.

“I’m telling you they’re attacking church buildings in America. Can I remind you, for Evangelical believers and for Catholics for that matter, that is an important day traditionally and biblically possible? And now Joe Biden makes it Trans Visibility Awareness Day.”

Biden drew criticism from conservative Christians for proclaiming Easter Sunday as “Transgender Day of Visibility.”

“If you suppose for any second that Christianity shouldn’t be beneath an assault and beneath an assault, you aren’t paying consideration associates. Wake as much as the truth. The beast system is right here. They hate those who inform the reality,” Locke asserted.

Hours earlier, at round 8am Sunday, Locke revealed in a press release on Facebook {that a} witness noticed a person dropping off the trailer of Bibles close to his church and setting it ablaze. It was all caught on safety cameras. 

“Happy Resurrection Sunday. This morning at 6:00AM our safety cameras caught a person dropping off a trailer in the course of the intersection and blocking the highway into our church. He then received out and set hearth to a complete trailer stuffed with Bibles proper in entrance of our church,” Locke wrote.

“There was a girl that had pushed by way of the night time to get to our church, and he or she was within the car parking zone and was in a position to get the law enforcement officials right here shortly, however it was fairly the scene to get up to on my first morning again from Israel. Had to dam site visitors in all instructions however they’re virtually completed cleansing it up. It’s going to be a fantastic day within the Lord.”

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the incident in a press release, noting officers are withholding some particulars to “uphold the integrity of the continuing investigation.”

“Around 6am this morning, the Mt. Juliet Police Department and Fire Department swiftly responded to a trailer hearth positioned on the intersection of Old Lebanon Dirt Road and Chandler Road,” the assertion mentioned.

“The hearth was promptly extinguished by the diligent efforts of the Mt. Juliet Fire Department. Following the containment of the fireplace, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives assumed management of the investigation. The trailer, containing bibles, had been dropped off in the course of the intersection after which deliberately set on hearth. To uphold the integrity of the continuing investigation, different particular particulars can’t be supplied right now.”

Locke instructed his congregation that police instructed him FBI was referred to as in as a result of the burning of Bibles is being investigated as a hate crime.

“He’s received his hazard lights on at 5:58 within the morning,” Locke mentioned. “I’m like, ‘Wow, this is probably the most well mannered criminal I’ve ever met in my entire life.’ I’ve by no means met, you recognize, well mannered Satanists.

“And so he unhooks the trailer and douses it with gasoline, with gasoline, after which — there have been in all probability 200 Bibles,” the outspoken pastor added. “I do not know the place he received them.”

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