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Why No One Should Burn the Quran

It is being reported in the news that a church in Florida intends to burn a large number of Qurans, Islam’s most Holy Book, Saturday September 11, 2010, in memory of the citizens that were lost in the 9-11 attacks of 2001.

The world is watching, and not really understanding what is taking place in regard to religious icons, people’s faith systems, and what is the truth!  Truth works to destroy what is false by attacking the error in the hearts of people, not by simply attacking the icons of that error.  You might physically destroy an idol, but the teachings and faith system attached to the idol will not be destroyed in the minds of those that serve that idol.  It takes the gospel in the heart of an individual to help them recognize the difference between what is genuine and what is counterfeit. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5.

Honest people have always been convinced that Error is the only thing that shuns or hides from open and honest investigation.  Burning one single Quran or a thousand Qurans will never stop that belief system any more than burning a Bible, or a thousand Bibles would destroy the faith one might have in Jesus Christ to be the Son of God.

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Not To Be Taken

Searching through a box of old bottles in an antique shop one day, my wife and I came upon some bottles which not only looked old, but were cast in different shapes and sizes with embossed messages and raised ribbing on the sides.  Some of the bottles were hexagon; others were octagon, while others were flat or triangular.

The sales lady told us poison bottles by law were altered in appearance to safe guard the public in both England and in the United States from 1870 to 1930.  These bottles were made with labels such as, “not to be taken internally” or simply “not to be taken.”

The poison bottles came in different colors such as green, cobalt, black or amber.  When someone in the 1800’s went to a medicine cabinet and looked for a bottle of medicine by candle light they were apt to innocently pick up a poison bottle, sincerely mistaking it for a bottle of medicine.

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