Bibles Deliberately Set On Fire

( – Police and firefighters responded to a fire in Wilson County, Tennessee early Sunday morning in which someone dumped a trailer filled with Bibles near the entrance to a church and set them on fire, the Tennessean reported.

According to a statement from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, Mt. Juliet Police and Fire Department responded to a report of a trailer fire at about 6:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday near the entrance to Global Vision Bible Church.

The fire was quickly put out and Mt. Juliet Police called in Wilson County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives to take over the investigation.

According to the statement, the trailer filled with Bibles was deliberately dropped off in the middle of the intersection of Old Lebanon Dirt Rd and Chandler Rd and intentionally set on fire.

In a post on his Facebook page, Global Vision Pastor Greg Locke said surveillance cameras captured footage of a man dropping the trailer in the intersection. He claimed that the man was attempting to block the road to Global Vision Bible Church.

According to Pastor Locke, after the man got the trailer in place, he set fire to the Bibles inside. Police and firefighters responded so quickly because a parishioner who drove overnight to get to the Easter service was already in the church parking lot when the trailer was dropped off and quickly contacted the authorities.

Pastor Locke said the trailer contained at least 200 Bibles and was deliberately set in front of the church’s entrance. He said the act of vandalism was “100 percent directed” at the church to block the entrance. He added that the fact that the trailer was loaded with Bibles was “conclusive proof” that the vandalism was directed at Global Vision Bible Church.

Locke said the incident did not and would not stop his church’s ministry, noting that the burned trailer was cleared away before people arrived for the Easter service.

The church has previously held burning events in which materials believed to be linked to the occult and witchcraft have been destroyed.

Locke suggested that the vandalism was an example of the attack on Christianity taking place in the United States and said those who did not believe it hadn’t been paying attention.

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