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According to Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in California, the anti-Christian COVID restrictions that have been placed on churches can be compared to the ruthless beginnings of tyranny under Hitler and Stalin. Faced with opposition from even some church-going traditional believers, he made the case for his decision to keep Grace Community Church open for worship in California. MacArthur blistered misguided Christian adherence to church closures on the basis of biblical orders to submit to earthly authority. MacArthur said that actions taken by figures like California Governor, Gavin Newsom, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all but explicitly required that people of faith put government before God.
Pastor John MacArthur is calling on pastors and church leaders across America to reopen their churches despite COVID-19 restrictions by “leftist and secular government officials” who seek to “shut us down.” According to The Blaze, MacArthur released a video on his official Twitter account on Wednesday, which has since gone viral with over 550,000 views. Pastor MacArthur thinks that today’s crop of politicians are just trampling on the Constitution and on the resolve of citizens to demand their rights under the pressure of a manufactured fear. He is of the opinion that churches have a special protection from the Constitution. MacArthur is in the midst of an ongoing legal battle with California officials for holding church services amid coronavirus restrictions.
MacArthur thinks that this is obviously targeted discrimination. He said that “Leftists and secular government officials have no tolerance for biblical Christianity, so they’re using COVID as an excuse to shut us down”, while at the same time the abortion clinics, strip clubs, and marijuana dispensaries have been left alone. MacArthur further explained that he had initially followed the restrictions when the virus first hit the state of California, but that Grace Community Church members gradually returned on their own because they didn’t believe the narrative the local government and media were giving them. “This is a watershed moment in America,” MacArthur asserted. “We have been granted by God the freedom to meet as a church, and that is protected by the Constitution. We need to be the church, not only because we’re free to be the church, but because we’re commanded to be the church by the Lord Jesus Christ, the head of the church. This is a time of all times to meet as the church. The church is essential.” he concluded. Let us pray for Pastor MacArthur and Grace Community Church, that God would give them victory in this legal battle. There is a biblical mandate for the church to meet. Hebrews 10:25 states the following, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Amen!
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
- FEED THE HUNGRY MINISTRY
- Soup Sale today after service in the annex.
- LUNCH HOUR HOTLINE/PRAYER & FASTING
- Wednesday, 12:00 noon – Lunch Hour Hotline
- 5:30 p.m. – Prayer & Fasting for the Nation’s upcoming Elections
- HOUR-OF-POWER PRAYER SESSION
- Saturday, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
- NEXT SUNDAY
- Worship & Ministry, 9:00 a.m.
- Baptism Class, 5:00 p.m.
- Intercessory Prayer Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
- The GI’s, NI’s & PI’s will meet.
THE YEAR OF GOD’S GLORY
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