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Just about two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a major victory to religious liberty advocates. This victory prevented New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo from enforcing a restriction that limits houses of worship to 10 and 25 persons during the pandemic, regardless of the size of the building. It was the first time the nation’s highest court had sided with churches or synagogues during the pandemic. This was a 5-4 victory. The majority opinion ruled that “even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten. The restrictions at issue here, by effectively barring many from attending religious services, strike at the very heart of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty.”
At issue were restrictions by Gov. Cuomo that limited churches and synagogues to 10 persons in so-called “red zones” and 25 persons in orange zones. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Agudath Israel of America brought the suit. The regulations, the court ruled, “single out houses of worship for especially harsh treatment.”In a red zone, while a synagogue or a church could not admit more than 10 persons, businesses categorized as ‘essential’ were permitted to admit as many people as they wished, the court ruled. And the list of ‘essential’ businesses included things such as acupuncture facilities, campgrounds, garages, as well as many whose services are not limited to those that can be regarded as essential, such as all plants manufacturing chemicals and microelectronics and all transportation facilities. The disparate treatment was even more striking in an orange zone. While attendance at houses of worship was limited to 25 persons, even non-essential businesses were free to decide for themselves how many persons to admit.
Both the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Agudath Israel of America say their houses of worship have operated at 25 percent or 33 percent capacity for months without a single outbreak, the court ruled in its decision. The New York houses of worship that brought the lawsuit can seat between 400 and 1,000 individuals. “It is hard to believe that admitting more than 10 people to a 1,000–seat church or 400–seat synagogue would create a more serious health risk than the many other activities that the State allows,” the majority ruled.
We thank God for this great victory which has been secured by the help of God for the churches in New York. As I have said numerous times, the devil is using the present circumstances to confine and crush the church. He is doing this because he is aware of the greater glory that is about to descend on the church. But we must believe what Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matt. 16:18). Amen!
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
- TODAYS ACTIVITIES
- Baptism Class, 4:30 p.m.
- LUNCH HOUR HOTLINE/PRAYER
- Wednesday, 12:00 noon – Lunch Hour Hotline
- 5:30 p.m. – Prayer ( Preemptive Warfare Prayer for 2021 )
- HOUR-OF-POWER PRAYER SESSION
- Saturday, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
- NEXT SUNDAY
- Worship & Ministry, 9:00 a.m.
- Baptismal service at Lindberg Bay Beach immediately after the morning service.
THE YEAR OF GOD’S GLORY
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The vision of FRENCHTOWN EVANGELISTIC ASSEMBLY, INC. is to be a mighty people who live as world over-comers: being all God wants them to be, doing all God wants them to do, possessing all God wants them to possess, and manifesting the power of God through signs, wonders and mighty deeds.
The mission of FRENCHTOWN EVANGELISTIC ASSEMBLY, INC. is to bring sinners to Christ, to establish believers in the faith, and to equip the saints to impact the nation and beyond for the glory of God.