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QUOTE: "It's a very sad day for our church family. But the thing we talk about in our church oftentimes is buildings are tools that the church uses. Our church [is] all the folks who have been standing around watching their building burn to the ground today. … It's certainly very emotional for them and for me as their pastor, but we've stood beside each other and hugged one another's necks this morning, and talked about how sad this is, but we have a faithful God who is going to take care of us. We are His people. He will walk us through these days." —Martin Knox, pastor of First Baptist Church of Temple, Texas, upon watching his church building burn to the ground. While six cases of church arson have been reported in recent months throughout east Texas, authorities are still investigating what caused the downtown Temple church's fire. [kxxv.com, 1/19/10]

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