Join me on a journey through time. Back to a small town in the 1980’s. Like many small towns, this one has more churches than stoplights. One church, in particular, stands taller than the rest. St.John’s United. Open the ornate doors. Climb the squeaky stairs, past the “no confetti” regulatory sign, into the sanctuary. Red light from stained glass bathes the hardwood pews. Take a seat.
The title of today’s sermon is: “Why Donald Trump likes his steaks well done”. Please open your Bible to: Samuel 14:32-33
From the New World Translation:
32 And the people began darting greedily at the spoil and taking sheep and cattle and calves and slaughtering them on the earth, and the people fell to eating along with the blood. 33 So they told Saul, saying: “Look! The people are sinning against Jehovah by eating along with the blood.” …
From the New Student Bible (NIV):
32 They pounced on the plunder and, taking sheep, cattle and calves, they butchered them on the gound and ate them, together with the blood. 33 Then someone said to Saul, “Look, the men are sinning against the LORD by eating meat that has blood in it.” …
That’s right folks. Eating a medium rare steak is a sin.