In his Sunday sermon, MacArthur said God‚Äôs judgment will fall on governments that block God‚Äôs will for the church: ‚ÄúWhen any government separates from God and his law in Scripture and from his people to his church it invites judgment on a personal scale and a national scale.‚ÄĚ
Further, he declared that ‚Äúthe notion of a secular state is a lie. Government is ordained by God‚ÄĚ and therefore should empower God‚Äôs will.
The one and ONLY thing I will ever agree with JMac on is this, 'there is no pandemic'. True, it has fizzled out, but this being an election year, the desperate Democrats must keep beating this dead horse in order to throw the election. Seems their sinister ways are being revealed more and more each day. "In Florida, for example, the number of deaths are falling. Although the media reports on the deaths by date reported, when looking at the data you can see that the deaths reported today were deaths that occurred weeks ago. This reporting skews the actual results. In Arizona, the number of COVID cases in ICU‚Äôs is at its lowest levels since April. Across the nation COVID is rapidly disappearing across the United States. See graphs and stats at https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/every-measure-covid-dissipating-across-nation-emergency-room-visits-hospitalizations-deaths-way-peaks-april/
With that said, America is a divided nation, divided over politics, religion, race. Thank God this world is not my home...
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Mike, I don't know if John MacArthur can keep getting away with crowding people together and not wearing masks, actually I hope he can. I'd hate to see anyone coming down with this disease. ‚ė£ÔłŹ ---
Instead of the unfocused generalities, how about providing the names of some of Grace Community's people who are forced to go there? How about just one one? But it's good to know you are concerned for those who are willing to risk living, Jim, though I haven't yet heard MacArthur has made attendance mandatory. Have you?
looks like the covid 'planned-emic' is starting to fizzle -https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/every-measure-covid-dissipating-across-nation-emergency-room-visits-hospitalizations-deaths-way-peaks-april/
Warren Throckmorton wrote: Jefferson wasn‚Äôt having it. He was always polite to his friend, but left no doubt about his view of religion allied with the republic. In a letter dated September 23 1800, Jefferson wrote:
" The delusion into which the X. Y. Z. plot shewed it possible to push the people; the successful experiment made under the prevalence of that delusion on the clause of the constitution, which, while it secured the freedom of the press, covered also the freedom of religion, had given to the clergy a very favorite hope of obtaining an establishment of a particular form of Christianity thro‚Äô the U. S.; and as every sect believes its own form the true one, every one perhaps hoped for his own, but especially the Episcopalians & Congregationalists. The returning good sense of our country threatens abortion to their hopes, & they believe that any portion of power confided to me, will be exerted in opposition to their schemes. And they believe rightly; for I have sworn upon the altar of god, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man...."
excerpt from, "John MacArthur Botches COVID-19 Statistics and Says He‚Äôll Go to Jail Rather Than Close Indoor Church"‚ĚóūüĎć
Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, archbishop of San Francisco wrote: People can freely go to parks here, as long as they stay six feet apart. If they follow proper social distancing and wear masks, people can eat on an outdoor patio with no hard numerical limit. Indoor shopping malls are already open at 25 percent capacity.... .... Meanwhile, the scientific evidence from other jurisdictions is clear: These safeguards are working. As three infectious-disease specialists who reviewed the evidence on more than 1 million public Masses over the past few months concluded, there have been no documented outbreaks of covid-19 linked to church attendance in churches that follow the protocols. We have demonstrated that we know how to hold Mass safely. There is no reason not to allow us to put that knowledge into practice....
excerpt from, "Americans‚Äô right to worship is being denied by governments. I won‚Äôt be silent anymore."
This Catholic Archbishop makes a much better case, for holding Mass indoors than John MacArthur does for his flaunting of safety protocols ‚Ěó ūüĎć
If he was willing to go to jail He would have done it.I
Unfortunately,He has been behaving like an old rich Republican, And has trumpian lawyers,To keep them out of jail.Also he is very particular about which since he wants to concentrate on. Lying is very definitely pointed out in the Bible. He does seem to ignore that in his Republican chums.
Lying lips are an abomination to Yahweh, but those who do the truth are his delight.
Jim Lincoln wrote: ‚ÄĒ- John MacArthur may not suffer from the above though being a multi-millionaire according to the internet, one could ask, and many will, What is this motivation? Probably more people considerate greed that is motivating him not any religious convictions. I hope that he can prove that it isn't greed that is pushing him. It's very easy to pass around collection plates In air condition comfort.
Weak attempt to cause doubt, Jim. He‚Äôs willing to go to jail for what he believes and is defending. Somehow it‚Äôs near impossible to visualize you doing the same.
6. But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7. For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly can‚Äôt carry anything out. 8. But having food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9. But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation, a snare, and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction. 10. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
John MacArthur may not suffer from the above though being a multi-millionaire according to the internet, one could ask, and many will, What is this motivation? Probably more people considerate greed that is motivating him not any religious convictions. I hope that he can prove that it isn't greed that is pushing him. It's very easy to pass around collection plates In air condition comfort.
Attending church services wasn‚Äôt considered flaunting until some judge flaunted his authority, then suddenly doing what you‚Äôve always done becomes the flaunt. Gotta love the redefinition and reapplication.