Saturday, March 21, 2009

Exit 0 Manhattan Jesus

 A friend recently told me that a famous Christian preacher is prophesizing that God will inflict fires on Manhattan to destroy the island because of its sin.  Oh, really?  

As I walked along East 15th Street, what I saw literally stopped me in my tracks.  Drum roll from heaven please…The Trinity Broadcasting Network.  Dang!  Right here on East 15th.  Who would have thunked it?  Surely God wouldn’t burn down Manhattan where his own TV network films.   Then again, the film crew could be the first on the scene to witness the event…never mind. 

Directly across the street was a theater housing the play, This Beautiful City.  Of all things it’s a musical about the Christianization of Colorado Springs.  Off B’way ain’t what it used to be.  Surely those divine flames would spare this venue.

Now that got me thinking of this beautiful city whose streets I roamed.

Let’s see now, Times Square Church actually began the revival of 42nd Street long before the Disney invasion.  The street that once housed over 50 Triple X theaters- the only nakedness there now is the Naked Cowboy (who actually isn’t even naked) Oh yeah, TSC reached so many Manhattanites for Christ that it had to relocate to bigger digs a few blocks uptown.

Redeemer Presbyterian Church, which began as a small group of believers to reach the city for Christ, now has so many Manhattan locations you literally need a subway map to locate them all. 

There are more Christian and secular organizations and groups who serve the poor and needy, sick and elderly here than any other city.

Ezekiel 16:49
Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.



Gigi said...

Well, it sounds like the Lord has left His mark there at Exit 0...maybe that preacher should have taken the same walk you did before making his comments!

NewJerseyJesus said...

Amen to that!