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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Inter-Faith Intruder Response


Worshipping Faithfully in Uncertain Times?

Good grief! This mess is so far outside my Sunday morning expectations

When I was a guilt-ridden teen, I joined St. Mary's Free Will Baptist Church with the rest of my family.

I'm not sure what would have been worse at the time. Coming out queer, not that they didn't already know, or not joining the church.

Either choice would likely have lead to unpleasant events on the farm.

However, it never ocurred to me that churches might now have security programs. Well, that church near Snellville, Georgia, has long had a security program because of the death threats against the minister there who recently led the Southern Baptist Association, but that church is yet another tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Hard to beat Shakespeare in the morning.

So here's this website. The owner will sell you a security review. The company will come out and assess your churchy situation.

Just bear in mind that every dollar your church spends to build, gather, and protect those things that others would covet is one less dollar available to warm and feed the cold and hungry.

But not to worry. The website has text to help you pass those Pearly Gates.

"Our mission in providing “Inter-Faith Intruder Response” as well as “Church Security” training/consulting is based on Matthew 10:16 (NJKV version)"

Because...oh yes..."Persecutions Are Coming, Matthew Chpt. 10:v. 16 - Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves."

BTW, unless the security firm has released its own version of the Bible, which is certainly plausible, the NJKV version mentioned above is more likely the NKJV version, which is the revision of King Jimmy's version.

No, I do not know what King Jimmy missed in his version.

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