Our next story takes us to Communist China–sorry, North Korea—whoops, wrong again: Californiastan. Easy to confuse these three, given the Golden State’s harassment of Pastor John MacArthur and his church.
Nonetheless, these brothers and sisters worshipped the Lord Jesus Christ corporately yesterday, within their church (as opposed to outside, per the government’s orders), sans masks or anti-social distancing. And they laughed along with the Lord as “the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed”:
Pastor John MacArthur prefaced the service by complaining about the many health measures required by local and state authorities to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.
“The question has come up a number of times about why Grace Church does not just comply with the orders that have been laid down for churches, and I thought it might be helpful to give you the list of things that are required of us as a church, so that you understand how utterly impossible that would be,” MacArthur said.
He then read a long list of requirements, occasionally drawing laughter from parishioners at rules about parking, restroom protocols and social distancing.
MacArthur said following all the rules would “completely shut the church down.”
“Obviously, this is not constitutional, but more importantly, it goes against the will of the Lord of the church, who calls us together,” the pastor said.
A thousand AMENS!!! Yo, Parson Goat: are you listening? Defy godless governors and blasphemous bureaucrats! Open your church and preach the Gospel, sans masks or other kowtowing to the Satanic State. (Thanks to Scott in Colorado for alerting me to this vastly encouraging story!)5:36 pm on September 14, 2020 Email Becky Akers