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Lightning blasts hole in roof of Green Lake church
The Seattle PI ^ | 3/29/2014 | KOMO staff

Posted on 03/29/2014 7:14:32 PM PDT by steve86

A bolt of lightning blasted a hole through the roof of a church as a fierce squall blew through a Green Lake neighborhood Saturday afternoon, fire officials said.

Firefighters responded to the scene, Bethany Community Church in the 1100 block of North 80th Street, at about 4:30 p.m. after receiving a report that a building had been struck by lightning.

Crews at the scene found a 2-foot-by-4-foot hole in the church's roof, directly above the altar. The force of the strike blew the tiles off the roof at the impact site and knocked out electrical power to the church.

A Seattle Fire Department spokesperson said people were in the church when the lightning struck, but none of them were injured.

The lightning did not appear to spark a fire, but crews are checking the building with thermal imaging equipment to make certain there are no hidden hot spots.


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1 posted on 03/29/2014 7:14:32 PM PDT by steve86
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To: steve86

You think maybe God has had enough of mankind and its sinfulness?


2 posted on 03/29/2014 7:22:41 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: NTHockey

Is this a liberal church?


3 posted on 03/29/2014 7:24:31 PM PDT by Maudeen ( Jesus is the Answer. . .now what is the question?)
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To: NTHockey

Na.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 7:24:48 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: NTHockey

It would be interesting if we found out that the “people (who) were in the church” belonged to a certain protected minority who were having a state-sanctioned ‘wedding’, but I have no specific reason to believe that was the case.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 7:25:14 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: steve86
A Seattle Fire Department spokesperson said people were in the church when the lightning struck, but none of them were injured.

I was really confused for a moment because of course there were people in the church. That's the definition. Then I remembered that most people think the building IS the church.

6 posted on 03/29/2014 7:29:38 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Maudeen

Nope => http://www.churchbcc.org/


7 posted on 03/29/2014 7:33:37 PM PDT by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: steve86

Probably just coincidence tho I will admit I wondered when all those people in Jonestown Guyana committed suicide.

It got my attention when I saw video of the Rev. Jones stomping on a Bible at “The People’s Temple” in San Francisco.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 7:36:31 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Ken H

It appears to be surprisingly traditional for that neighborhood (I lived there while going to UW).


9 posted on 03/29/2014 7:45:28 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: yarddog
It got my attention when I saw video of the Rev. Jones stomping on a Bible at “The People’s Temple” in San Francisco

What do you suppose he is doing now? :-)

10 posted on 03/29/2014 7:46:24 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

I could hazard a guess but that is something only God can know.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 7:48:57 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: steve86

There are reports of lightning strikes in the past on apostate churches, including our own Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 7:59:57 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: yarddog
I could hazard a guess but that is something only God can know.

True, but He said we would know them by their fruits, so it's not looking good.

13 posted on 03/29/2014 8:01:59 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

If I was one of his loved ones I would be very uneasy about his soul.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 8:06:03 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: NTHockey

Disasters can play a number of roles in God’s plans. It doesn’t necessarily mean He is angry at that church. Sometimes it is a Job-like scenario where Satan has wagered that believers will crumble under satanic stress, and God disagrees.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 8:08:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Mark17

Raging at God to all eternity?


16 posted on 03/29/2014 8:09:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: yarddog
If I was one of his loved ones I would be very uneasy about his soul.

Yes, but it is settled forever now.

17 posted on 03/29/2014 8:19:39 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Raging at God to all eternity?

I would suspect so. IMHO, I think that is what the gnashing of teeth means. It does not have to be that way. He provided a way.

18 posted on 03/29/2014 8:24:37 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Ken H

Did you actually peruse the site you offered? http://www.churchbcc.org/ I clicked on several links. One link connected me to an article on World Vision (that just had to change its course on same sex marriage because of what would be a financial fallout.) Click on the associated links. The church seems to be more about saving people out of poverty than the Gospel and Jesus dying on the Cross, shedding His Blood to save us from our sins. We should all be about helping people in poverty. Maybe you have a different definition of liberal church.


19 posted on 03/29/2014 8:26:16 PM PDT by Maudeen (Jesus is the Answer. . .now what is the question?)
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To: NTHockey
You think maybe God has had enough of mankind and its sinfulness?

Especially in the Seattle area...

20 posted on 03/29/2014 8:46:59 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Maudeen
Maybe you have a different definition of liberal church.

You've got to realize this is Seattle and the definition of liberal has to be somewhat relative. It is not a liberal church compared to 90% of its neighbors (both churches and people).

In more absolute terms, almost all churches in Seattle are liberal from my perspective. For example, there are only three traditional Catholic parishes in the greater Seattle area (two diocese and one independent). Possibly an eastern Catholic or two as well. The others are liberal modernist parishes.

21 posted on 03/29/2014 9:00:14 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: steve86

Thanks for your explanation! It is easy to see why Democrats get elected in the state of Washington.


22 posted on 03/29/2014 9:22:32 PM PDT by Maudeen (Jesus is the Answer. . .now what is the question?)
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To: Maudeen

Over here on the eastern side of the state we are very conservative.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 9:34:38 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: steve86

And a booming voice from the sky said “I missed!”


24 posted on 03/29/2014 10:07:09 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: steve86

God says: “I smite you”, just kidding that’s not (usually) what He does.


25 posted on 03/29/2014 10:47:03 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

God has a lightning assistant I think. Hard to get good help anymore.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 12:32:53 AM PDT by Misterioso
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To: steve86

That’s good to hear! Hope your message goes west!


27 posted on 03/30/2014 6:05:23 PM PDT by Maudeen (Jesus is the Answer. . .now what is the question?)
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