Luke 17:28-30 “Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built” but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
A group of vandals attacked churches in North Carolina leaving one with ten thousand dollars in damage.
The first church were struck last Saturday. Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church in Jamestown, N.C. had their sign broken, windows smashed and parking signs ripped from the ground. Flower beds were destroyed and the building struck with eggs and silly string.
Messages spray painted on the church included “He hates you!”
Grace Baptist Church in Greensboro found similar damage to their facility on Sunday.
Pastor Carl Pulliam said that Bales Memorial Wesleyan suffered around $10,000 in damages. The other church said it would cost at least $300 to repair a broken window but wouldn’t say how much it would cost to repair the cosmetic damage.
“Why would someone stoop so low to vandalize a church? In a word: Sin! The prophet Jeremiah says that ‘the heart is deceitful and desperately wicked above all things,’” Coward wrote in a post on Facebook. “Yes, it’s true that Satan opposes God and he is probably laughing about this vandalism. But God’s shows us the destructive sin nature found in all mankind—including each one of us!”
Pastor Pulliam said he’s not angry at the vandals and forgives them. Pastor Paul Coward of Grace Baptist Church agreed.
“[W]e need to listen to the words of Jesus from the sermon on the mount, ‘But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you (Matthew 5:44),’” Coward stated.