Posted on June 15, 2010. Filed under: News And Politics... |

 Familiar Ohio landmark reduced to blackened steel skeleton after being struck by lightning

The King of Kings statue at the Solid Rock church in Monroe, Ohio, before and during the fire
The King of Kings statue at the Solid Rock church in Monroe, Ohio, before and during the fire that destroyed it. Photograph: Nick Graham/AP and Tiffani West-May/AP
A former horse trader, Lawrence Bishop, and his wife received donations (not from church funds) of about $250,000 to erect a 6-story statue of Jesus Christ.  This was completed in 2004 and stood beside the Solid Rock Church in Monroe, OH.  Bishop said back then that “he was trying to help people, not impress them, with the statue”.  He said his wife proposed the Jesus figure as a beacon of hope and salvation.  Believe me, God’s hope and salvation is a better bet than what Obama’s “hope” has done for us.
I’ve read a lot of stories pertaining to this tragic event, some very offensive to my faith.  Not once did I read about how this statue actually saved the church standing next to it so that these people could continue to practice their faith.  The fact that this Statue was made of styrofoam and steel is not the best material to build such a big monument, but we all learn from our mistakes (or most of us do, anyway).  I hope that this Statue will be “resurrected” again with better materials, and perhaps a lightning rod so that this won’t happen again.  I’m so happy that it didn’t damage God’s House.  The way I see it, God took yet another hit for us so that the people of Monroe, OH can continue to spread His good word.
This story is really sad, but the real sadness lies in the comments in this YouTube video that I’ve posted before the story (below).  I can’t believe how some people in this country slander God and Christianity.  This tragedy seems to be a symbol of what’s been happening in this country.  God is taken out of schools, out of our government, out of our very lives.  If you have true faith, why should it matter how you practice it, as long as it’s not hurting anyone?  I do believe in God, the Almighty, but whether you agree or not, at least my God doesn’t use death and destruction as a tool to recruit new followers.  The only consolation I have is that in the end, we will all be judged by our actions here on earth…
First, here’s some information on the King of Kings Statue from Wikipedia…
Now, here’s the story…

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