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Lightning Strikes Preacher Who Asked For Sign

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by dianetavegia, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. dianetavegia

    dianetavegia Guest

    Lightning Strikes Preacher Who Asked For Sign
    Bolt Hits Steeple, Travels Through Guest Evangelist's Microphone

    POSTED: 1:35 p.m. EDT July 3, 2003
    UPDATED: 1:45 p.m. EDT July 3, 2003

    FOREST, Ohio -- Damage to a church in Forest, Ohio, is estimated at $20,000 after a preacher asked God for a sign.

    A member of the First Baptist Church said a guest evangelist was preaching repentance and seeking a sign from God when lightning struck the steeple.

    Ronnie Cheney called the incident "awesome, just awesome!"

    Cheney said the lightning traveled through the microphone, blew out the sound system and enveloped the preacher, who wasn't hurt.

    Afterward, services resumed for about 20 minutes until the congregation realized the church was on fire. The building was evacuated.

    Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
  2. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

    Feb 7, 2002
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    I just read that in the paper but couldn't find it on the Internet. So, thanks! [​IMG]
  3. Artimaeus

    Artimaeus Active Member

    Nov 30, 2002
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    Hence the expression, "Be careful what you pray for...you just might get it!!!" :eek: [​IMG]

    :( for the damage to the church, though.
  4. Pete

    Pete New Member

    Aug 31, 2002
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    [​IMG] it almost has a bit of an urban legend feel about it [​IMG]

    I'ld love to hear about one of these clowns whose sermons consist of the word "fire" being repeated 17,000 times having a Church burn down around them....No injuries of course, I'm not QUITE that nasty...YET! [​IMG]