Saturday, October 27, 2012

When You Ignore the Scriptures ...

You get this tragic tale about a "deeply religious man" who was seriously injured by a falling crucifix (link).

Isaiah 41:7
So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.

Jeremiah 10:4
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

If you are going to worship an idol (even one purporting to be of the true God), make sure you screw it down properly, or you could receive injury for your insult to the one true God.

From the article:
“David attributed the cure to his devotion to that cross,” Jimenez attorney Kevin Kitson said.

Because of that, Jimenez said, he got permission to clean the crucifix, which was long-neglected. But in doing so, the statue dislodged and toppled onto him.

“Throwing him down to the parking lot, crushing his right leg,” Kitson said.

The attorney for Jimenez, who would not allow his client to speak, said the 600-pound statue was supported by a single screw in the base.

“The screw was useless. The screw is useless. It supported no anchoring system,” Kitson said.
The statue can't clean itself, but you think your devotion to it resulted in a cure? Surely you must see the absurdity of this.


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