Members of the Community of Faith Church in Acres Home, Houston performed an exorcism on a statue that they thought was subject to a “demonic” influence. They discovered a miniature statue of the Grim Reaper with a sickle hidden in the woodwork of a gazebo on their premises. In response, Bishop James Dixon and other members of the congregation took immediate action and destroyed the statue by setting it on fire while offering prayers. This incident occurred just a week after the church experienced a theft where thieves, captured on video, stole money and important documents from their building.
The Christian Post reports:
Members of a Houston megachurch exorcised the “demonic” influence of a miniature Grim Reaper found hidden on their property Sunday evening, destroying it in a blazing fire and prayers just a week after thieves were captured on video stealing a safe containing money and important documents from their church building.
Bishop James Dixon and members of the Community of Faith Church in Acres Homestold KHOU 11, that they found a statue of “the Grim Reaper with the sickle” tucked into the woodwork of the roof of a gazebo on their property Sunday and they had to address it quickly.
“It’s a statue that announces curses … the curse of death,” Dixon told the news outlet.
Dixon was not immediately available when the church was contacted for comment by The Christian Post on Monday. A church member told KHOU 11 that the presence of the miniature Grim Reaper statue on the church property is “sacrilegious.”
“This is holy ground. This is our church,” the church member said.
Before crushing and setting the statue ablaze, Dixon and his congregants bathed it in olive oil and prayed over it.
“We destroyed the works of the devil,” the Houston pastor said. “We’ve never had this before. So it hurts, you know, to know that this church does so much good for so many people.”
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