But the current abomination in Florida:
Church plans Quran-burning event - CNN
is the kind of thing that can be prevented or condemned when you have a Bishop, conference, synod or some other oversight. No surprise that this is going on in a "nondenominational" church.
In the New Testament, there is a book burning:
"And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver."
The big difference is that the magicians had converted to Christ and were voluntarily renouncing old ways. The apostles didn't grab their scrolls and burn them.
In response to the Florida church's attention grab, there are understandably outraged demonstrations in Afghanistan and Indonesia.
General Mark Petraeus, commanding the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan, condemned the church action and warned it could inspire reprisals against our troops. One can only imagine the situation this creates for Christians in Islamic countries or regions.
Islam does not have a central authority. Any Imam can declare just about anything. So for many Muslims, this Qur'an burning news must sound like any Christian, any place can declare a crusade. There's really no Christian leader who can step up and stop it.
Really appalling to me is that the church calls itself the "Dove World Outreach Center" - the dove being a Biblical appearance and well understood Christian symbol of the Holy Spirit. If the Holy Spirit is present, you know what follows?
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires."
Clearly, we have a church that is not guided by the Holy Spirit and with leaders who, by their behavior, demonstrate that they are acting without Christ. But they are their own authority, with no "episkopos" (Greek New Testament word for "overseer" and root of "bishop") to correct them.
(btw I am aware that Muslims are capable of the same kind of reprehensible behavior as the Florida church. This is a post about Christians betraying our teachings.)