BULLETIN FOR SUNDAY, February 27, 2022

We welcome you to FEA, where we are overcoming through the power of the Word. May God bless you richly today.

A Finnish member of parliament remains resolute and confident in her faith in Jesus Christ as she awaits the final verdict in a “frightening” and “alarming” case centered on free speech and religious freedom that has gained global attention. Päivi Räsänen, whose criminal trial began January 24 and ended February 14, was charged with violating the dignity and equality of the LGBTQ population by engaging in purported hate speech. She told Faithwire that her plight began June 17, 2019, when she tweeted the text of Romans 1:24-27, which condemns homosexuality as sinful.

At the time, Räsänen, who previously served as Finland’s minister of the interior, was alarmed over a decision by her denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, to support an LGBTQ Pride event.  So she responded by sharing Scripture on her Twitter account. “This was quite shocking to me, and I was thinking, ‘What should I do now?” she said of the church’s support for the event. “In fact, I was praying, ‘Is it now my time to resign the church as some of my friends have done?”

But Räsänen said she got a “very clear vision” that it wasn’t time to leave the denomination and that she was being called to “try to speak loudly and try to wake up those who are sleeping.” So, Räsänen shared her biblical citation and critique — and debate immediately followed. Soon, LGBTQ advocates spoke out and, before long, the police began investigating her comments. It wasn’t long before other comments she made about biblical marriage were at the forefront of the discontentedness, including a 2004 pamphlet she wrote, “Male and Female He Created Them: Homosexual Relationships Challenge the Christian Concept of Humanity.”

The police investigated these cases and interrogated her several times. But Räsänen, undeterred, shared her faith and stuck to biblical ideals that initially landed her into disfavor with the authorities. Finland Prosecutor General contended that her statements “transcend freedom of speech and religion,” because they targeted the “equality and dignity of homosexuals.” Räsänen was brought up on criminal charges and went on trial. Räsänen could face fines and up to two years in prison if convicted of these supposed crimes. However, despite the uncertainty, she said she is confident about her faith. Let us remember to pray for this brave warrior of the Christian faith that God would be her defense in this trying hour. God’s Word says, “If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified,”  (1Pet. 4:14). Amen!


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Calendar of Events for the month of APRIL

Good Friday (Prayer & Fasting) – April15
Resurrection Sunday ( Healing & Deliverance) – April 17
Children Sunday – April 24

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