Firefighters from the Coal City Fire Department in West Virginia were stunned by the massive blaze that had engulfed a local church Sunday night.

On the department’s Facebook page, firefighters said the fire had the building “so hot that at one point in time, firefighters had to back out.”

It was a fire so aggressive that, according to the Coal City Fire Department, nothing should have survived it:

In your mind, everything should be burned, ashes.

However, as the picture they shared on Facebook revealed, not everything did burn:

On March 3 around 12:58am our department was dispatched to assist Beaver VFD with a structure fire at the Freedom…

Posted by Coal City Fire Department on Sunday, March 3, 2019

The department continued:

Not a single bible was burned and not a single cross was harmed!! Not a single firefighter was hurt! Prayers for the pastor and the congregation today.

As the photos show, not a single Bible was burned and the crosses were still standing.

Over 35,000 people shared the post and thousands more commented:

Out of every structure fire I have responded to in the past 20 years, not one bible has burned, they might have smoke damage or chared around the edges but you could still read every page. We gave the owners back alot of bibles over the years. It just goes to show that God’s word is more powerful than the devil’s fire and fury no matter how hot it gets. God was watching over all you guys lastnight, and every fire call yall go on.

Another commenter added:

I was a responding vol. firefighter on 9/11 to Flight 93 in Shanksville, Somerset County. We were walking in the woods yelling for survivors, and looking for the wreckage, when we got on scene. We found wallets and papers, blowing in the wind, that were charred and burnt. Un readable. We did however, find a Bible. Untouched. Completely readable. I don’t talk much about responding that day, but felt compelled to share my story too. I have PTSD from that call. But your right. God is with us on those bad calls, those bad days. You just have to look up.

As the department said, although the “odds were against us, God was not.”

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7 Replies to “Fire Department Says the Odds Were Against Them but ‘God Was Not’ as Not a Single Bible Burned in Church Fire”

  • Michael Bankston 1 year ago

    St. Paul’s Letter to Romans says “If the Lord is for us, who can be against us?”

  • Peter M 1 year ago

    Awesome story. It’s a hint folks. Turn to the Living God and live abundant life here and hereafter! Blessings.

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    Now ye are clean through the word which i have spoken unto you. JOHN 15.3

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    God is a great and wonderful Father!

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    The Lord said my Word remains forever. God is alive forever. Hallelujah??

  • Ginger 1 year ago

    People wonder if God is with us! Does He really care? This proves that He is still alive & cares about His children, all of us! The Word Of God is life more abundantly & helps us make it through every day no matter what goes on around us! Thank You Lord Jesus for making sure no life was lost in Jesus’name Amen!

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