Vietnamese Baptist Church burns amid Philadelphia riot
The building of Vietnam Baptist Church in Philadelphia was burned Tuesday night (Oct. 27) during the second night of unrest in the city after the police shooting of a Black man Monday (Oct. 26).
Pastor Philip Pham received a call Tuesday night from a church member whose friend had seen the flames and seven fire trucks surrounding the church.
â€śI have no idea why they attacked our church,â€ť Pham said. â€śThey burned it from the roof. They threw flammable chemicals on the roof and [flames] burned through the roofâ€ť and down through the rest of the building. He said the facility is a â€śtotal loss.â€ť...
Actually, what is particularly interesting is that the main news hasnt picked up on this. Is that because they don't want to encourage more acts of arson or because they dont see this church as newsworthy? Because it's not in the news, there have not been anything about arson investigations reported as of yet. It is also interesting that this act occurred well outside of the area where the Wallace family and the young man was killed. But out of a fear of a repeat of past looting, Center City was boarded up and locked down.
There is some comfort in that earlier attacks on police cars are being prosecuted in federal court and quietly the agitators, as they were described on the local news, are being investigated and arrested. So perhaps some measure of justice will happen here? We can only hope so.
Satan takes advantage of all sinful situations contrived by reprobates, and drives them to more sin and transgressions.
They are all his followers and workers.
1Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world."
1John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness."
â€śI have no idea why they attacked our church,â€ť Pham said. â€śThey burned it from the roof. They threw flammable chemicals on the roof and [flames] burned through the roofâ€ť and down through the rest of the building. He said the facility is a â€śtotal loss.â€ť
Well my guess is because these arsonists hate God and anyone who might belong to Christ. Of course as we all know, they pretend it is to right supposed social wrongs.
I am also glad this fellow's prayer was answered and he found his computer stuff undamaged.