I received the follow in an email this morning. It is humorous and pitiful at the same time. I am afraid it is so true that the “church” doesn’t believe in the power of prayer. They easily could have gotten out of the lawsuit by pointing out that insurance doesn’t cover “Acts of God”, or at least mine doesn’t.
Local Bar Sues Local Church ~ ~ ~ In a small Texas town, a new bar/tavern started a building to open up their business. The local Baptist church started a campaign to block the bar from opening with petitions and prayers. Work progressed, however right up till the week before opening, when a lightning strike hit the bar and it burned to the ground.
The church folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, till the bar owner sued the church on the grounds that the church was ultimately responsible for the demise of his building, either through direct or indirect actions or means. The church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the buildings demise in its reply to the court.
As the case made its way in to court, the judge looked over the paperwork. At the hearing he commented, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to decide this, but as it appears from the paperwork, we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that doesn’t.’
Thank you Mrs B for the forward.