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I was wondering if anyone knew the story behind the church that is slowly being built near 59 North and Crosstimbers? They sure are moving slow in its construction!

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Not sure how many of you drive the Eastex freeway, but I do on a regular basis out to IAH. I have been watching the SLOW progress of a massive Parthenon-style church being built just outside the loop. They have recently picked up speed on it, and I'm curious as to the opinions of my fellow HAIF members. At the risk of being slammed :D , I actually think it's sort of attractive. But it's so out of place as to make me chuckle every time I drive by.

Anyone else seen it? The shiny gold dome is the icing on the cake!

I'll try to remember to take some pics next time I drive by, but if anyone else has them, please post!

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Travelguy. I've passed by there today, and its huge! You know the reason why it was slow process? I've heard they building underground tunnels almost 100 feet below. It's going to have rooms, shelters underground. They said its for an escape from Armageddon.

Yeah, right! Like that's going to save you.

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Travelguy. I've passed by there today, and its huge! You know the reason why it was slow process? I've heard they building underground tunnels almost 100 feet below. It's going to have rooms, shelters underground. They said its for an escape from Armageddon.

Yeah, right! Like that's going to save you.

Armageddon? :o I thought the religious ones were supposed to go to heaven and be taken care of when that "happens." At any rate, I'll venture out to get a look. I enjoy the beauty of churches, etc.

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I drive out the Eastex occassionally to/from IAH (usually take the Hardy) but also get up that way on trips home to see Mom and Dad. I've been watching this thing go up for several years, and it has been slow. You're right, they have recently sped up a lot on it.

Can't say I find it all that attractive, but to each his/her own.

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Can't say I find it all that attractive, but to each his/her own.

Well, I slammed the Federal Reserve design and got crap for being too negative. So I thought I would lighten up and give positive feedback on the church to see if it got me any brownie points with the "everything that's new is beautiful" crowd, LOL. :lol:

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Looks like they got funding for the rest of the building! It sticks out in that stretch of the freeway!

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Anyone been inside La Luz Del Mundo?

This is the church out 59 north.

http://luzdelmundo.net/megteminhous.html

I saw it this weekend. I couldn't decide if I liked it or if it was "almost oppulent tacky". It certainly is a head-turner. Guess I'd have to see it a few more times. Can't wait to see the inside though.

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Not sure how many of you drive the Eastex freeway, but I do on a regular basis out to IAH. I have been watching the SLOW progress of a massive Parthenon-style church being built just outside the loop. They have recently picked up speed on it, and I'm curious as to the opinions of my fellow HAIF members. At the risk of being slammed :D , I actually think it's sort of attractive. But it's so out of place as to make me chuckle every time I drive by.

Anyone else seen it? The shiny gold dome is the icing on the cake!

I'll try to remember to take some pics next time I drive by, but if anyone else has them, please post!

Hey Im from La Luz del Mundo why do u think we are are out of place. Just askin.

Sorry, no pix. But, yeah--that thing has been under construction F-O-R-E-V-E-R. I used to work in Kingwood and drove past it twice a day.

Um... I don't share your appreciation for its architectural... er... merits?

Yea it was under construction F-O-R-E-V-E-R because we were busy tryin to raise funds. The whole project cost more than 20,000,000. Yea how about u try to raise 20 million dollars with just 500 people.

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Travelguy. I've passed by there today, and its huge! You know the reason why it was slow process? I've heard they building underground tunnels almost 100 feet below. It's going to have rooms, shelters underground. They said its for an escape from Armageddon.

Yeah, right! Like that's going to save you.

Yea get your facts straight first before you start saying stuff about someone. NO there is not tunnels 100 ft underground. Actually 200 ft under ground No I’m kidding. Its just a regular 1 floor basement and we do not know when Armageddon is going to come so why prepare for it and if does happen we go to heaven not stay here. We are not Jehovah Witnesses…. And next time don’t make up stuff about us Thank you. If you don’t believe me just drop by and see for yourself.

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I was wondering if anyone knew the story behind the church that is slowly being built near 59 North and Crosstimbers? They sure are moving slow in its construction!

Yea we were getting the money $

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All of you are incorrect, no, they are not building undergroud tunnels for armageddon, we all know that when Jesus comes for his church, this whole earth will be destroyed, nothing will be left, it took them a couple of years because the construction is being done by hand, no contractors, all members from the church. No underground tunnels, just offices as well as on the left and right of the church, your right it might not belong there but that is what makes it unique. That is what makes it stand out, this is an architectural sight, I thought all of you might have noticed that. If any of you have not visited the interior of the temple, I suggest you get off of the cars and walk in, it is the most beautiful temple in the Houston/Texas area, I have not seen anything like it with so much symbolisism. Anyquestions please email me at mendozagray@yahoo.com or check out there website it has many pictures there, http://www.lldmhouston.org/

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This picture makes the place look like a huge, elaborate cake. The roof looks like squiggly icing.

$20,000,000 for only 500 people? Did I e-hear that right? Move over Joel Osteen. The competition is aqui.

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This picture makes the place look like a huge, elaborate cake. The roof looks like squiggly icing.

$20,000,000 for only 500 people? Did I e-hear that right? Move over Joel Osteen. The competition is aqui.

First of all, our church is not founded by any preacher, it was founded by Jesuschrist and we are the restoration of the primitive church, second, the church has capacity for 4,000 maybe more, and it did not cost $20,000,000. Not even close. Feel free to email whenever you would like at Mendozagray@yahoo.com, I would be more than delighted to answer your questions, any questions.

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First of all, our church is not founded by any preacher, it was founded by Jesuschrist and we are the restoration of the primitive church, second, the church has capacity for 4,000 maybe more, and it did not cost $20,000,000. Not even close. Feel free to email whenever you would like at Mendozagray@yahoo.com, I would be more than delighted to answer your questions, any questions.

Why does your website not have an English version? I am offended that I cannot participate in your church due to my inability to speak Spanish.

-Michael

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Why does your website not have an English version? I am offended that I cannot participate in your church due to my inability to speak Spanish.

-Michael

If you are offended with their website, it seems it would make more sense to take it up with them, instead of HAIF. :rolleyes:

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If you are offended with their website, it seems it would make more sense to take it up with them, instead of HAIF. :rolleyes:

True, Is it a coincidence that this structure resembles Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas?!

Coulda fooled me.

I would have made it a dinner/night club instead with all that lavish expense and design, heck yeah! Sadly its in a part of town that ...well, I won't go there.

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wow, i just passed by this church the other day and it's pretty big!! everyone told me it could be seen off the freeway and that when i drove that way I wouldn't miss it....they were right!!

i was wondering out of curiousity is this a non denomonational church?? also i noticed someone posted that it too 500 ppl to raise the money for this church to be constructed, where was it's original location?

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Is there any truth to the stories that the men sit on one side and the women on the other? I've heard it's a kookie kind of church, but I don't know for sure.

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Is there any truth to the stories that the men sit on one side and the women on the other? I've heard it's a kookie kind of church, but I don't know for sure.

My question to you is, do you find this to be strange? I find your thoughts to be immature to be pinpointing something such as that. I guess you find this to be weird? Also, what do you mean by you heard, "it's a cookie kind of church", can you elaborate more into this. Maybe you are trying to say is not like yours, well, I can probably say the same about your church, but my comments will be fully biased.

best regards

Cisco

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Is there any truth to the stories that the men sit on one side and the women on the other? I've heard it's a kookie kind of church, but I don't know for sure.

My question to you is, do you find this to be strange? I find your thoughts to be immature to be pinpointing something such as that. I guess you find this to be weird? Also, what do you mean by you heard, "it's a cookie kind of church", can you elaborate more into this. Maybe you are trying to say is not like yours, well, I can probably say the same about your church, but my comments will be fully biased.

best regards

Cisco

First off, I think most churches are kookie and the pastors that fleece the willing. Second, you never did answer my question, but got defensive about it.

That leads me to believe what I'd heard it true ... I gave the forum (and you) a QUESTION ... not a statement.

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First off, I think most churches are kookie and the pastors that fleece the willing. Second, you never did answer my question, but got defensive about it.

That leads me to believe what I'd heard it true ... I gave the forum (and you) a QUESTION ... not a statement.

I guess now you really believe we are kookie kind of a church. For a group of believers who developed the concept, designed, and constructed a beautiful church like ours, it definitely makes us fit the profile. Also, to generalize the churches and pastors the way you did is very unwise and troubling. By the way, to answer your question, men do sit on one side and women on the other side of our church, which shows order and respect and it is nothing to be ashamed of or to make us appear to someone else to be unstable.

Cisco

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Also, to generalize the churches and pastors the way you did is very unwise and troubling.

I can see how you would feel it's 'troubling' but 'unwise'?

Why is there a religious hit squad or something that will come after me?

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I can see how you would feel it's 'troubling' but 'unwise'?

Why is there a religious hit squad or something that will come after me?

It is unwise for you to be expressing this way in a public forum which is a sort of religious intolerance, and it is troubling for me that there is people up there who expresses themselves this way, which I will qualify as a borderline kookier. It is not that someone is going to come out and get you, but rather that you might go and show your religious intolerance to other believers who do not believe like yourself.

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I believe that others have a right to believe --or NOT believe-- whatever they want.

That doesn't mean I can't find it odd, strange, or just plain weird.

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Living up North (some might consider it no-mans-land), I've passed this building durring all stages of it's construction when going to and from Houston. My reaction at first was "What's this?" and it stayed fairly constant by what was being done. Now that it's done (and been so for a while now) I've been trying to figure out, just what exactly is La Luz Del Mundo (honstly Thursday was the first day I was able to read the name on the building)??? Can't stop in and ask, most places close at 6pm or so and it was usually MUCH later than that when I'd drive by. I'm glad I found this page and found out that it is indead a church.

As far the the architecture goes (since this is HAIF), I find it very facinating especially now knowing that it's a Spanish church, Greek I would have figured. It deffently makes you take notice...especially considering the surrounding area. At some point and time I'd like to stop and take a better look at it because of it's interesting architecture.

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Living up North (some might consider it no-mans-land), I've passed this building durring all stages of it's construction when going to and from Houston. My reaction at first was "What's this?" and it stayed fairly constant by what was being done. Now that it's done (and been so for a while now) I've been trying to figure out, just what exactly is La Luz Del Mundo (honstly Thursday was the first day I was able to read the name on the building)??? Can't stop in and ask, most places close at 6pm or so and it was usually MUCH later than that when I'd drive by. I'm glad I found this page and found out that it is indead a church.

As far the the architecture goes (since this is HAIF), I find it very facinating especially now knowing that it's a Spanish church, Greek I would have figured. It deffently makes you take notice...especially considering the surrounding area. At some point and time I'd like to stop and take a better look at it because of it's interesting architecture.

I am a member the same church in San Francisco and have only seen pictures of the building in Houston, but am curious about why it would be interesting architectually? I get the Greek theme coming from a mainly Hispanic church, but is there anything else?

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I love this church! Glad to find a thread about it here, but how come no one has mentioned what it looks like at night? The whole building glows different colors.

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I am a member the same church in San Francisco and have only seen pictures of the building in Houston, but am curious about why it would be interesting architectually? I get the Greek theme coming from a mainly Hispanic church, but is there anything else?

ok I dont understand.. you say your from the same church??...

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Really? I think it is kind of funny. Not that it's great Greek Revival or anything, but it sort of fun and exuberant. Better this than the trying-to-hard-to-be-respectable Catholic cathedral, which works so hard at being tasteful and fitting into its surroundings that it becomes anonymous. Every time I've passed La Luz del Mundo I chuckle and think, "Well, good for them!"

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One day we will check it out. I just want to see what the interior is like. I never gave it a thought of what kind of faith this place caters to. I assumed it was non-denominational.

Still get that Ceasar's Palace Casino thought as I pass by. Maybe there are people dressed in Roman attire milling about inside. :ph34r: Cool :)

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One day we will check it out. I just want to see what the interior is like. I never gave it a thought of what kind of faith this place caters to. I assumed it was non-denominational.

Still get that Ceasar's Palace Casino thought as I pass by. Maybe there are people dressed in Roman attire milling about inside. :ph34r: Cool :)

Wouldn't that be something. Don't forget the laurel leaves in the hair.

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Wouldn't that be something. Don't forget the laurel leaves in the hair.

The idea of leaves, and probably you might add, smoke and inhale brings a "higher" satisfaction to your brain which for you is a sort of "elevated divine state". I think that your participation in this forum brings it to a "higher level".

Cisco

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First of all, our church is not founded by any preacher, it was founded by Jesuschrist and we are the restoration of the primitive church, second, the church has capacity for 4,000 maybe more, and it did not cost $20,000,000. Not even close. Feel free to email whenever you would like at Mendozagray@yahoo.com, I would be more than delighted to answer your questions, any questions.
First of all, our church is not founded by any preacher, it was founded by Jesuschrist and we are the restoration of the primitive church, second, the church has capacity for 4,000 maybe more, and it did not cost $20,000,000. Not even close. Feel free to email whenever you would like at Mendozagray@yahoo.com, I would be more than delighted to answer your questions, any questions.

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I am a member the same church in San Francisco and have only seen pictures of the building in Houston, but am curious about why it would be interesting architectually? I get the Greek theme coming from a mainly Hispanic church, but is there anything else?

Honstly not really...other than an apperance of opulance (which kinda falls in with the Greek theme) in an area that I wouldn't have asociated with opulance.

The main thing that I would really like to check out is the detail in the carvings/painting/ect. and how it all flows together. I may not be an architect, but it doesn't take one to apricate a building, which is what I'd like to do with this church.

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It's the squiggly thing on the dome that makes it work for me. ^_^

Kinda reminds me of romulan architecture.

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