Now that Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles has opened the church he closed earlier this year, he’s done so with a vengeance. He continues to defy California’s anti-constitutional and totalitarian government by conducting worship—indoors, no less. And though Leviathan roars about “arrest and jail time,” our hero stands firm.
“We received a letter with the threat that we could be fined or I could go to jail for a maximum of six months,” MacArthur said … “… My biblical hero, apart from the Lord Jesus Christ, is the Apostle Paul. And when he went into a town, he didn’t ask what the hotel was like – he asked what the jail was like because he knew that’s where he was going to spend his time. So I don’t mind being a little apostolic. If they want to tuck me into jail, I’m open for a jail ministry. I’ve done a lot of other ministries and haven’t had the opportunity to do that one, so bring it on.”
Shame on American Christians, that they aren’t marching to the defense of this valiant brother. Instead,
many church leaders have openly opposed MacArthurs [sic] stance — Al Mohler even suggested that what he’s doing could be “malpractice” and 9Marks, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever have taken opposite stances. Most leaders have refused to stand with him or ignored him altogether.
We’ll atone for such sinful neglect with fervent prayers that God will not only uphold His people but destroy California’s wicked government. And thanks to Rocco Piserchia for alerting us to this heartening update.8:28 pm on September 19, 2020 Email Becky Akers