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Peter1469
08-22-2015, 10:56 AM
Saint Columba Encountered Loch Ness Monster (http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/301-600/columba-encountered-loch-ness-monster-11629714.html)
On August 22, 565AD, St. Columba encounters the Loch Ness Monster and compelled it to retreat with the power of Christ. The local Picts were so impressed they began their conversion to Christianity. Or so the legend goes.


Traveling in Scotland, Columba had to cross the Loch Ness. On its banks, he saw some of the Pict folk burying a man who had been bitten by a water monster while swimming. The body had been pulled from the loch with the aid of a hook by rescuers who had come to his assistance in a boat.

Despite the danger, Columba ordered one of his followers to swim across the loch and bring back a coble (boat) that was moored on the other side. This man's name was Lugne Mocumin. Without hesitation, Lugne stripped for the swim and plunged in.


The monster, robbed of its earlier feast, surfaced and darted at Lugne with a roar, its jaws open. Everyone on the bank was stupefied with terror; everyone, except Columba, that is. A firm believer in the authority of the crucified Christ, he raised his hand, making the sign of the cross. Invoking the name of God, he commanded the beast, saying, "You will go no further, and won't touch the man; go back at once."


At the voice of the saint, the monster fled as if terrified, "more quickly than if it had been pulled back with ropes," says Adamnan.


The heathen were amazed. Everyone who witnessed the sight gave glory to the God of the Christians (http://www.christianity.com/).

Private Pickle
08-22-2015, 12:36 PM
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Peter1469
08-22-2015, 01:49 PM
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Read your sig line to yourself while looking in the mirror. :shocked:

Carlsen
08-22-2015, 02:00 PM
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This is Loch Ness monster. Jesus order her to retreat :)


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Peter1469
08-22-2015, 02:01 PM
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This is Loch Ness monster. Jesus order it to retreat :)


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http://youbentmywookie.com/wookie/gallery/1111_white-house-zombies-first-they-want-your-vote-then-your-brain/1111_white-house-zombies-first-they-want-your-vote-then-your-brain_feat.jpg

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No. Saint Columba ordered the Monster to retreat in Jesus's name.... There is a difference.