Another idol bites the dust.

We here at DefCon have reported in the past when idols have met there demise, like the large graven image being paraded around in a Romish church that came crashing to the ground and the statue of Moroni getting struck by lightening. Now, here’s the latest graven image to bite the dust (or should we say “ashes?”) thanks to lightening.

The 62 foot tall, $250,000 statue of Jesus erected outside Solid Rock Church in Ohio was destroyed by a lightening strike. I can’t help but wonder as the leaders of the church stand around the ashes if one of them won’t be brave enough to say, “I guess we should have spent all that money on missions.”


7 thoughts on “Another idol bites the dust.

  1. A few months before I left my church – grieved over the worldliness that had infected her – I met with the “pastors” and one thing I asked them was how did the money spent on hanging LCD TV screens all over the place at $15,000 or so do anything for the kingdom of God? That would put 3,750 Bibles in the hands of God’s people in India, China, et. al. – and THAT would do some good for the kingdom. “But we can do both!” he replied – both of us knowing full well we wouldn’t.

  2. It seems that alot of churches put emphasis on these “Jesus Christ” statues. A common image that has been portrayed through history from paintings, movies, statues, etc…of what Jesus Christ “supposedly looked like”. A graven image that, I would not be surprised, would be the “one” that people would follow and believe to destruction and damnation in the end times.

    I’ve heard that this perception of Jesus Christ came during Roman rule, a image of a Pope’s son or something like that….do you have any more information on the origins of these “images” of Christ?
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    To add…I’ve seen these “images” of Christ shown in sincere Christian music videos, movies, and documentaries like Helle’s Belle when showing how the secular world as made a mockery of Christ (and make no statement that the “images” of Christ that the secular world is mocking is not actually an image of Christ)…. :(

  3. “Meanwhile, seeing that this brutish stupidity has overspread the globe, men longing after visible forms of God, and so forming deities of wood and stone, silver and gold, or of any other dead and corruptible matter, we must hold it as a first principle, that as often as any form is assigned to God, his glory is corrupted by an impious lie.

    In the Law, accordingly, after God had claimed the glory of divinity for himself alone, when he comes to show what kind of worship he approves and rejects, he immediately adds, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth,” (Exodus 20:4.) By these words he curbs any licentious attempt we might make to represent him by a visible shape, and briefly enumerates all the forms by which superstition had begun, even long before, to turn his truth into a lie”

    –John Calvin, Institutes, Book I, Chapter 11, section 1.

  4. Excellent commentary by Calvin! Thanks, fp.

    Let us not forget the Lord’s instructions on things we build “for Him” –

    Exo 20:25 If you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stones, for if you wield your tool on it you profane it.

  5. This church is located about 25 minutes from my home. Every time I passed by it, I would pray the Lord destroy that thing. It has caused such mocking to come to the name of our Lord, being labeled as “touchdown Jesus”.

    I was wondering what the reaction of the pastors would be, fully expecting them to lay full blame on the devil, but the Washington Post quoted co-pastor Darlene Bishop, saying “she’s simply relieved that the lightning hit Jesus and not the home for at-risk women next door. “I told them, ‘It looks like Jesus took a hit for you last night,’ ” she says.” {groan}

    I went by to see the sight for myself and on their church sign, they are proudly displaying “He’ll be back”. This not only saddens me, but sickens me.

    The same God of the Old Testament is the same God of the New. What He commanded has not been abolished. And if ‘professing christians’ decided to dance around the proverbial golden calf, I’m going to make sure I am no where close to them during the next lightening storm…

  6. Amen Holly. I have seen so many posts on Facebook of the sadness people are feeling for this “idol” being burned down. It is just so sad that people would rather worship a created “Jesus” like this “touchdown Jesus” instead of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

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