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"Be very careful to observe the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul." -Joshua 22:5
Sunday morning (August 31, 2014) when our minister arrived to prepare for our Sunday morning worship he saw Islamic graffiti painted on the outside of our building. The graffiti was on three separate walls. One wall had two verses from the Quran. The verses were Quran 3:151 and 19:88. The second wall had the word "Infidels." The third wall had the word "Shirk" along with the symbol of Islam, the crescent moon and star.
Once in the building our minister conferred with our elders and together decided that the appropriate action was to call the police and allow them to investigate. The police came out and took pictures and examined the building. No other vandalism was found. We thought it was important to remove the graffiti before our services began at 9:30. Several of our deacons came and removed the vandalism. Most of the paint was removed before we began at 9:30.
Our services opened with a brief statement by one of our elders. The announcement simply referenced that there was some anti-Christian vandalism on the building that had mostly been removed. We continued our service as normal. We were cautious and watchful throughout both our Sunday morning and evening services.
Even though the passage may be taken out of context, the graffiti was intended to cause us to fear destruction for believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Make no mistake about it, we believe and boldly confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Further we believe that salvation can only be attained by those who believe and confess that Jesus is God's Son. Once we believe that ever important principle, we repent of our sins and receive His forgiveness through baptism.
Currently we do not know who painted the graffiti on our walls. The police are investigating. We will continue to believe in and boldly proclaim that Jesus is God's son. We will also continue to love and forgive those who sought to intimidate us into denying our Lord.
-The Elders of Lakeview Church of Christ
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The Lakeview Church of Christ
A Gospel Meeting
Speaker: Brace Rutledge
from here in Columbus, Indiana
Dates : September 21st-24th
Sunday – 9:30AM, 11:00, and 5:00 PM
Monday – Wednesday 7:30 PM
Theme: Spiritual Growth
Sunday 9:30 AM What is the Conclusion of the Matter?
Sunday 11:00 AM Every Member Working Together
Sunday 5:00 PM A Matter of Perspective
Monday 7:30 PM The Importance of Bible Study
Tuesday 7:30 PM Giving Attention to Prayer
Wednesday 7:30 PM The Necessity of Bearing Fruit
Join us as Brace Rutledge, from Columbus, shares Biblical messages centered around Spiritual Growth and how His holiness affects the way we live.