Why is the Bible so offensive?

Would you believe it if I told you the mere sight of the Bible is offensive to some people?

This week, my church is holding its SoCal Harvest event for the 29th year in a row. Formerly known as Harvest Crusade, this annual gathering is one of the largest evangelical outreach events in the world. As many as 100,000 people will fill Angel Stadium this evening and the following two days, and a good portion of them will find hope, purpose and meaning for their lives.

Some people are pretty upset about SoCal Harvest. Not because of anything I just mentioned, but because, in a series of billboards we use to promote the event, there’s a photo of me holding a Bible.

A real estate company that owns one of the most popular malls in Southern California said it received multiple complaints from people who found the image of the Bible offensive, and at least one “serious threat.” The Bible disturbed people so much that one local business felt forced to remove the ads completely.

It’s often said that a Bible that is falling apart is an indication of a life that isn’t. What’s offensive about that?

Read the full LA Times article here.

2 thoughts on “Why is the Bible so offensive?”

  1. Li Pavino says:

    For some, the Bible was so offensive- to others because they know it’s the Book of God and the contents should be followed by every humans but they cannot, because their feet are already deeply non- compliantly buried and they cannot accept to take the U turn, they cannot give up their evil human ego and desires. However, their view of the ” For Some, the Bible so Offensive ” is an acceptance of guilt, their sinful life. I am sure they know,one day to dust they shall return. Let us pray for their forgiveness, before they return to dust. Anyway, I am sure it’s only some percentage of the populace who think that way, because the BIBLE is the only Book of God. (Just seeing the Bible knowing your are sinful it’s scary because nobody wants to miss the path of joy and peace to be with God.)

  2. Dr. Kenneth Mills says:

    Greetings from the First Southern Baptist Church Of Palm Springs. Though you are not aware, I am a fellow pastor in the Inland Empire Association Of Southern Baptist Churches..

    We are praying for your efforts tonight, and every day. Our hope is that many will come to trust Christ for eternal salvation.

    Blessings, brother.

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