Presence of God

It sounds like a made-up story, but it is true. Some years ago a church in Carter County, Tennessee had an attorney draw up a deed for their property. He wrote the deed naming The Lord God Almighty as the owner. That was fine until some years later the church wanted to sell the property and relocate. They went back to the same lawyer. He said it would not be a problem. The court could issue them a new deed. But as part of the process of writing such deeds, it is necessary that it be determined that the pervious owner could not be found. So the Sheriff was given the papers to sign. He swore that "The Lord God Almighty was not to be found in Carter County, Tennessee." The newspapers picked that up and saw in it a story. The headline read, Lord God Almighty Not to Be Found in Carter County. The article went on to say that His Infernal Satanic Majesty, however, could most certainly be found in Carter County, Tennessee.

-Robert Shannon, Preaching March/April 1998