They Don’t Have to Destroy It

Posted: January 25, 2014 in Articles

Recently in Vineland, New Jersey, statues of Jesus, Joseph, and Mary were vandalized outside two churches. It wasn’t graffiti or anything like that but something much more violent that says something about the character of the people who did it. In front of one church, a person or people smashed in the faces of Mary and Joseph – and cut off the head of Jesus.

Not only is this pretty disgusting but we think it’s really weird. If we don’t like something or if something offends us, we say so, but we don’t go smash it at night. We might voice our opinions at home and maybe in public if somebody asks us, but we won’t destroy it just because it offends us. We think this is really weird and hope the people who did this grow up.

As far as Christians being upset with someone doing this, in our opinion, it is not worse than all the movies and TV shows where Jesus’ Name is used as a curse word or God’s Name is constantly being taken in vain. The statues were destroyed and it was probably a hateful act against Catholics, but still, they are only statues.

  1. Gede Prama says:

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  2. Andy Oldham says:

    You know guys I believe we will see more and more of this. My concern is that at some point, not in my lifetime but possibly in yours, we will no longer be able to have our Bibles, or worship freely. It’s amazing that when the church was born there was persecution against Christians and now we are slowly watching it creep back in. It not as visible here as in other parts of the world. I believe we should make sure we know the scripture for it may be the only way to share Christ with others. Thanks for a great post guys.

    • Andy, these 2 verses come to mind:

      Matthew 10:24 The disciple is not above his master nor the servant above his lord.
      John 15:20a Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you.

      We all need to pray for each other that we will be able to stand when our time comes. Thank you for your great comment.

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