Christian churches in South Carolina are on alert after an alarming increase in the number of attacks vandals who have been scrawling overt Satanic messages on their signs and buildings, with the latest attacks occurring this past weekend.
According to WYFF.com, the pastor of Life Spring Community Church in Simpsonville, North Carolina arrived on Sunday morning to find the phrase “Go with the devil” written in Spanish on the church’s sign.
The culprits also spray-painted “To hell with Billy Graham We venerate satan We love him” on the walls of the building.
Pastor Sarah Sircy said her congregation decided to hold their Sunday service outside by gathering in a circle around the vandalized sign.
A similar message was also found on the walls of the Pentecostal Church of God on Piedmont Highway.”Down with Billy Graham, the devil lives,” the vandals wrote.
“I was surprised, because I didn’t expect to see something like that on our church,” Pastor Edgardo Vega said about the vandalism. “I don’t know what is going on, who is doing this, but I hope this stops.”
This is just the latest round of satanic attacks on area churches.
Members of Bessie Road Baptist Church in Greenville County, South Carolina came to worship last month and found two crosses cut down in front of their church.
Just a mile down the road, vandals spray-painted pentagrams on the side of the Joy Fellowship Church along with the words “We will overcome for the devil” written in Spanish.
Thus far, police are having limited success tracking down the culprits.
Thankfully, surveillance cameras were able to catch four airmen from Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter County, South Carolina, who painted satanic messages on the historic Salem Black River Church in Mayesville on September 29. They also kicked in the door of the church and caused $3,000 in damages to the building. Less than a month later, the four youth, who range in age from 18 to 20, were arrested and charged with trespassing, malicious injury to a house of worship, and criminal conspiracy.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about these recent attacks to contact their office at (864) 271-5210.
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