Moreover, (79%) of Americans say houses of worship should be required to follow the same rules as other organizations or businesses.
Could this be one reason why our country is falling apart? Our country apparently is no longer “one nation under God”. It appears we are one nation under many gods.
Likewise, the “Supreme” court does not regard houses of worship as necessary. In a 5-4 decision, the justices denied an appeal of a Calvary Chapel church in Nevada. Their plea had been rejected by lower courts, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Woe (judgment is coming) to those [judges] who issue evil statutes, And to those [magistrates] who constantly record unjust and oppressive decisions, – Isaiah 10:1 (AMP)
Calvary Chapel wanted to hold services for up to 90 members, 50% capacity. All the while fully complying with social-distancing rules and other required measures. Perhaps churches should have a Black Jack table in one corner.
What is Being Spoken from the Pulpit?
Consequently, when people do attend worship services in person or on-line what are they hearing? It appears that the Good News of Jesus Christ has been replaced with the good news of:
- How to limit the spread corona-virus
- Support of Black Lives Matter (or opposition)
- “Legal” abortion support (or opposition)
- Opposition to government orders for holding in-person worship
For the record, I am opposed to:
- The BLM movement/Antifa
- Defunding our police
- Abortion, assisted suicide, etc.
- Government control over when and where we worship the Creator God
Those that want to destroy our country have been met with little opposition. Much of what the communists wanted to institute to take over our beloved country has come to fruition. This has been done without any outside country firing a shot.
God has systematically been removed from every aspect of life in America. And the true followers of Christ have not stood for righteousness! Satan has lulled us into complacency with political correctness. We have fallen for the lie of “what kind of Christian are you to...” or how about “if you really loved me…”.
While reading the book of Galatians it was easy to apply the below verses to what we are facing today.
Galatians 1:6-9 from the Amplified Bible
6 I am astonished and extremely irritated that you are so quickly shifting your allegiance and deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different [even contrary] gospel;
7 which is really not another [gospel]; but there are [obviously] some [people masquerading as teachers] who are disturbing and confusing you [with a misleading, counterfeit teaching] and want to distort the gospel of Christ [twisting it into something which it absolutely is not].
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we [originally] preached to you, let him be condemned to destruction!
9 As we have said before, so I now say again, if anyone is preaching to you a gospel different from that which you received [from us], let him be condemned to destruction!
I think the amplified version catches the utter “horror” that the Apostle Paul is experiencing. You can see how incensed he has become that these new converts were falling for the new teachings being passed around.
Deception Abounds in Church Gatherings
Those who presume to speak the Word of God are held to a higher standard. If you are standing in front of people declaring thus says the Lord, You had better be declaring only what is contained in His Word.
There are many false ministers of the true Gospel prevalent across our nation. Moreover, they are ministers of the god of this age seeking to turn as many as possible from the true Word of God. Run far and run fast. DO NOT BE DECEIVED. False teaching and Believers that do not study the Word of God has led us to the survey results above.
I know that after I am gone, [false teachers like] ferocious wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; – Acts 20:29 (AMP)
You Are Held Accountable Also
However, even though these wolves masquerading as shepherds proclaim lies that sound like the truth we must study the Word for ourselves so we will not be led astray.
15 “Beware of the false prophets, [teachers] who come to you dressed as sheep [appearing gentle and innocent], but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 By their fruit, you will recognize them [that is, by their contrived doctrine and self-focus]. – Matthew 7:15-16 (AMP)
Work hard so God can say to you, “Well done.” Be a good workman, one who does not need to be ashamed when God examines your work. Know what His Word says and means. – 2 Timothy 2:15 (TLB)
We must stand firm on the Word of God and declare it’s truths from the rooftops to a nation that is crumbling around us. Today is s new day, We must proclaim the Truth of God our Creator! We have the Truth. This world needs the hope of Jesus Christ or many will fall at the feet of Satan and his lies.
It should not matter if the gathering of believers are exempted from the declarations of the gods seated in the governmental positions, while terrorists are free to roam and tear apart our country, When the government tries to override God, we then must follow God’s laws.
The True SUPREME COURT
We all will answer to the true SUPREME COURT of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. The question is will you submit to His authority now and follow Him? Perchance, you will continue to turn your nose up and follow the gods of this age. I pray not.
9 For this reason also [because He obeyed and so completely humbled Himself], God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow [in submission], of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess and openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord (sovereign God), to the glory of God the Father. – Philippians 2:9-11 (AMP)
Are you ready to see Jesus Christ? The “catching away” spoken of in 1Thessalonians 4:15-16 can happen at any second!
Be encouraged! Until we meet again, I am, Passionately Loving Jesus, The Anchor of my soul!
If you are not yet a follower of Christ, know that God loves you and is longing for a RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU! It is not a coincidence that you have come across this website and especially this article. God has an awesome plan for your life!