Is Eternal Wall an idol?
We believe supporting Eternal Wall is a great way to leave a legacy of hope for future generations. By donating, you will be helping to make hope visible: supporting a new national landmark about Jesus to house the biggest database of hope stories in the world.
This project is being made possible by crowdfunding and the financial support of thousands of people. We’d love you to consider being part of this exciting build by donating, and by sharing your answered prayer.
Once Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer is built it will generate enough income to run, and we will have the means to invest into social housing and other charities.
We believe that God has an unlimited supply. Because of this, it isn’t a choice of whether Eternal Wall should be built or if other worthy causes should be funded; we believe that God has enough to provide for both.
Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer will be a piece of public art about Jesus. It is open for everybody to visit and enjoy.
The UK is incredibly diverse. We believe a multi-faith society is about having the freedom for each faith to express their beliefs. To that end, Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer will include an exhibition within which there will be the opportunity for other faiths to express their view on prayer.
Once planning has been approved, we will begin to consult with other local faith leaders to see how they would best like to engage with the project in keeping with their belief system.
Eternal Wall is a piece of public art made up of a million stories of answered prayers. Every story is subjective and, as with any piece of art, people from all walks of life will be encouraged to come and admire the stucture. We do have a validation process to prevent abuse, but ultimately this is a piece of art that thousands of people will contribute to. and it is their answered prayers that make up Eternal Wall.
There are multiple moments in Scripture where memorial stones and monuments are used to commemorate God’s victories and to celebrate His goodness.
In Genesis 28, Jacob memorialises the time when God speaks to him in a dream. The experience is so powerful that he sets up a commemorative stone.
After God parts the Jordan River for the Israelites to cross, Joshua leads the twelve tribes of Israel to remove boulders from the riverbed to erect into a memorial in the Promised Land.
In 1 Samuel 7:7-12, Samuel sets up a stone to celebrate God’s victory over the Philistines.
These are just a few examples highlighting how people used stones to signpost others to remember God’s love and miraculous assistance, not just for the people who witnessed the wonder, but for those living generations after.
You can find out more about the topic of memorials in scripture here.
You’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the monument when driving on the M6 and M42, similar to how people see the Willow Man on the M5 and the Angel of the North as they drive on the A1(M). While there is some debate whether landmarks along the motorway are a distraction, Mike Wilson from Highways England argues otherwise. He suggests that “creating different vistas, different environments for people to consider, is a way of stimulating the road user.”
An article in The Telegraph published in January 2018 says this:
Mr Wilson dismissed concerns that drivers could be distracted by the picturesque scenery and said: "They should be focused on the road. But fatigue is a real challenge for road users."
Interesting views could "help them stay awake", he added.
Mr Wilson said enabling drivers to see "statement structures" like the Angel of the North in Gateshead and the Willow Man in Somerset gave them "a sense of location” and acted as a visual reminder that “you're making progress on your journey".
We don’t foresee Eternal Wall being a distraction, but hold to the belief that this beautiful monument will stimulate drivers, provide a familiar marker to reassure motorists on their travels and become a much loved landmark in the UK.
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