God tells Christian to sculpt a lion. It will be gifted to Israel.

God tells Christian to sculpt a lion. It will be gifted to Israel. February 25, 2018

Back in 2006, Texas sculptor Max Greiner Jr allegedly received a message from God, telling him to create a giant lion.
He completed the Lion of Judah in 2017, and, according to this report, Christians are now trying to raise around $100,000 to fly the 1,034 lb sculpture to Israel to honour the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Jewish state.

It is five percent larger than the largest known male lion. The additional five percent was added for God, according to the Christian sculptor and evangelist.
Upon learning of Greiner’s  desire to gift the lion to Israel, other individuals and non-profit Christian organisations have offered to help raise funds.
A Lion of Judah Israel Initiative will be announced by Dr Jerry Johnson at the International Convention of the National Religious Broadcasters Association (NRB), on Febuary 28 in Nashville where thousands of Christian TVm radio and internet broadcasters will gather from around the world to celebrate Israel anniversary
Image: The Atlantic.
Vice President Mike Pence, above, is also scheduled to speak to the group of evangelical Christian leaders. The massive Lion of Judah bronze sculpture will be displayed at the front of the exhibit hall during the convention.
When Greiner completed the Lion of Judah he drove it to a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association event, where it was exhibited at Baylor Stadium, in Waco, Texas. This was the first public presentation of the massive bronze sculpture. Greiner was able to pray with Franklin Graham at the evangelistic event, which attracted thousands of people.
For thousands of years, the lion has been a symbol of the Jewish nation, King David and the Messiah. It is even referenced in the first and last books of the Bible, in Genesis 49:10 and Revelation 5:5.
The final destination of the sculpture will be decided after the NRB Convention. According to Jeff Anderson, it is the desire of all involved that the Lion of Judah statue be placed where it can bless the most people in Israel. Wherever the bronze lion is placed, it will become an instant tourist attraction, like the “bull of Wall Street” in New York City.
In other weird weekend news, the Muslim Times carries a report that our dear old Queen is the 43rd great-granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed, but that further research is needed to confirm this.

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  • Jobrag

    Way of topic I know, but does anyone know if Richard Dawkins or any other atheist big hitters have ever used the, man is a piss poor piece of design hence ID/ creationism is rubbish” argument? I’m not talking just about knees wearing out but fundamental flaws like not having redundancy in hearts and livers, having the brain at the top of the body protected by a thin skull, and don’t get me started on the vagina anus proximity question.

  • L.Long

    Yes, Jobrag, even Tyson has used that as well as the universe trying to kill us in so many ways

  • CoastalMaineBird

    our dear old Queen is the 43rd great-granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed
    And you can’t prove him wrong, so how do you greet Her Majesty NOW ?

  • barriejohn

    Is it any more ridiculous than the claim that the Queen is a direct descendant of King David of the Bible? There have been those of the royal family who were reputed to have held this belief, and may be even today.

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  • Stephen Mynett

    They seem to have missed out Idi Amin in the list of Scottish kings, his claim was about as believable as that lot.

  • Ate Berga

    It is quite normal for a religidiot artist, whether they sing or sculpt to be below par. Has he ever seen a lion?

  • Broga

    She is also the direct descendant of murderer’s, thieves, promiscuous kings, obese idlers preying on the poor …………….

  • AgentCormac

    Visit the poor, deluded fool’s website and he is clearly convinced that his entire life is bound by superstitious twaddle. Quite a shame really as he’s obviously a talented artist. However, the fact that he attributes his creativity to some sky fairy he can’t and will never see is testament to the fact that he is totally off his rocker. As they say, the line between creativity and madness can be wafer thin.

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  • Michael Glass

    For the sake of all your puzzled readers who don’t live in the UK or the US, the lion weighs about 469kg.

  • 1859

    But he’s forgotten the lion’s balls – they are fairly important – to the lion I guess. But what then, will happen to the state of Israel if it agrees to accept a lion with no balls?

  • Henri

    Please note the fish icon on the idiots neck attire. I always carry small rolls of black and white insulution tape in my pocket. Whenever I see that fish logo I convert it to the “evolved fish” logo with a few small bits of neatly applied tape. Sometimes the the car owners don’t notice for weeks.

  • barriejohn

    Henri: Well done! Not quite sure how your tape would deal with this one (courtesy of The Dutch Atheist):

  • Great Satan

    Its a shame they don’t just send sculptures to Israel, instead of vast sums of taxpayer’s money in the form of military and economic aid, and blind, fawning support for everything the Jewish lobby does ; https://russia-insider.com/en/coming-war-end-all-wars/ri22620

  • andym

    @ Bj. The term “snowflake” seems very popular with people who themselves fit its description. The Daily Mail loves it and look at the way it whimpers when Dacre’s world-view is challenged.

  • Brian Jordan

    I know nothing of international freight, but I can’t believe they couldn’t have shipped by sea it when it was finished last year to reach Israel by May . And surely it wouldn’t have cost $100,000. (Typical rate $1000/ton for 5-10 day delivery, Google tells me.)
    Oh, just a minute: he’s flogging them for $80,000 so evidently he’s including a free statue with every £100,000 delivery.

  • Jim Baerg

    Actually the bit about the Queen & Mo, is quite plausible. Someone who has *any* descendants a millennium later is an ancestor to most, if not all, of humanity.
    Look at it in the other direction. Taking a generation as 25 years, a millennium is 40 generations, so you or I each have 2^40 ~= 10^12 ancestors from a millennium ago, with lots of duplicates due to 5th (etc.) cousins having children together.

  • andym

    There is one small problem with that. In order to have descendants, you do actually have to have existed.

  • barriejohn

    @andym: I do agree with you there, but the following article by Steve Olson is interesting.

  • Michael

    What rubbish. Everyone knows that the queen is in reality a shape shifting Reptilian. Just ask David Icke.