Religion: Blood of the Lamb

The blood that was shed in the Temple Baptist Church spread in a widening stain through Lebanon, Tenn. last week; nobody seemed able to talk about anything else except the Rev. Randy Pike's "special service."

Henry Randall Pike, 28, helped found the Temple Baptist Church in Lebanon (pop. 9,000) two years ago, and built it up to an average Sunday attendance of about 140. When Baptist Pike hit on the idea of his "special service," he enlisted some men from his congregation to build a cross about five feet high and to buy a newborn lamb. His sermon was called "Watching Christ...

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