DISPUTING THE POWER OF PRAYER
There was a small Kentucky town that had two churches and one whiskey distillery. Members of both churches complained that the distillery gave the community a bad image. On top of this the owner of the distillery was an atheist. They tried to shut down the place but were unsuccessful. At last they decided to hold a joint Saturday night prayer meeting. They would ask God to intervene. Saturday night came and all through the prayer meeting a terrible electrical storm raged. To the delight of the church members lightening struck the distillery and it burned to the ground. Next morning, the sermons in both churches were on “The Power of Prayer.” Fire insurance adjusters promptly notified the distillery owner they would not pay for his damages. The fire was caused by an “act of God”, they said, and coverage for “acts of God” was excluded in the policy. Whereupon the distillery owner sued all the church members, claiming…
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