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Thursday, February 25, 2021
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‘The Bible Isn’t the Word of God’: Nashville Church Comes under Fire for Denying the Bible Is God’s Word

The "Church" added that the Bible “isn’t: the Word of God, self-interpreting, a science book, an answer/rule book, inerrant or infallible"

Pastor Jailed for Holding Church Services Amid Pandemic Restrictions

Lead pastor of GraceLife Church in Alberta, Canada, has been jailed for holding in-person worship services amid ongoing pandemic restrictions

Supreme Court Rules California Can’t Enforce Indoor Church Service Ban

SCOTUS tells California it can’t bar indoor church services because of COVID, but it can keep for now a ban on singing indoors.

Pushing Propaganda To The Pulpit: Denmark to Force Churches to Submit Sermons to Government?

A proposed Danish law requiring sermons be translated & submitted to the gov't has sparked concern among Christians throughout the region.

As California Reopens, Judge Upholds Democrat Gov. Newsom’s Ban on Indoor Church Services

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled CA Gov.'s prohibiting churches from indoor services didn't discriminate against Christians

Ken Ham: Church Faces $10M in Fines for Opening

Such courage & boldness as exhibited by this church is needed in the church throughout the West as intolerance and persecution increases.

Open Doors CEO: China Arresting Christians for Attending ‘Zoom Church’

The use of online tools to congregate with other Christians has resulted in easier surveillance by the Communist Party.

‘We Simply Desire to Worship Our Lord’: Church Fined for Holding In-Person Worship

"The reality is that the Bible teaches a world government that will be anti-God and a world government that will reject the scriptures."

Ken Ham: There’s Great Danger In Gov’t Officials Telling Constituents How & Where They Can Worship

It’s very obvious by the inconsistent mandates handed down throughout 2020 that religious freedom has been targeted...

L.A. County Backs Down, Say Churches Can Worship Indoors Due to Supreme Court Rulings

following the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of churches religious liberty, LA County Saturday dropped its ban on indoor worship services

Will Graham: The Sifting of the Church

The church as a whole is being sifted. The grains of worldliness slip away, leaving our convictions and faith stronger and more mature.

MacArthur: World ‘Perfectly Suited For The Antichrist To Come’ Amid COVID Chaos

Pastor MacArthur warned today’s world is “perfectly suited for the Antichrist to come” amid chaos and “lawlessness” stemming from the COVID

‘Religious Freedom Is a Human Right’: Swiss Court Suspends COVID Ban on Worship

“Given that other public gatherings are still permitted, we do not see the proportionality of this restriction — it targets religious groups in a discriminatory way"

US Supreme Court Steps in After Months of California Discrimination Against Churches

The US Supreme Court tossed a lower federal court ruling that had denied California churches a chance to make their case.

Canadian Police Block Church Members from Drive-In Service

Canadian police officers stopped a church congregation from holding a drive-in worship service on Sunday morning in Manitoba.

California Church Asks Supreme Court to Block Coronavirus Restrictions on Gatherings

Harvest Rock Church is turning to the Supreme Court for an emergency injunction blocking an order from Gov. Gavin Newsom houses of worship

Nevada Church Again Petitions Supreme Court on COVID Restrictions

Alliance Defending Freedom: “There is no constitutional right to gamble, but there is one that protects attending worship services"

‘True Face of the Communist System’: Cuban Pastor Arrested as Church Demolished by Regime

Authorities in Cuba demolish church that has long been a target of the communist regime, arrested pastor who streamed the demolition

MacArthur: Christianity’s Quest For ‘Relevance’

When popular opinion demands preachers who are palatable to the tastes of the audience, faithful churches must not capitulate to the demand.

2 Churches Win Religious Rights Court Victory Over COVID Orders But The Fight Is Far From Over

In what has been called a victory for religious freedom, a fed. judge sides with 2 churches, granting injunction against COVID orders

‘Time to Choose Faith over Fear’: California Church Hosts ‘Freedom Sunday’ Calling for Churches to Reopen

"It’s time to choose faith over fear. It’s time to honor God over man. It’s time for a court that will honor and uphold our First Freedom."

‘OPEN YOUR CHURCH’: Pastor John MacArthur Releases Video Explaining Why ‘Church Is Essential’

Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in LA released a video explaining why “church is essential” and urged other churches to reopen

MacArthur Prevails – California Court Says Church and Pastor Entitled to Trial

As the legal battle for Religious Freedom continues, John MacArthur and Grace Community Church have prevailed again before California courts.

Churches—Open or Die, Fight or Fade Away

I believe that if some churches don’t open soon, they won’t open at all. The agenda is clear to those who are looking through a biblical lens

Pastor To Officials Threatening Jail: ‘Bring it on!’

"I don't mind being a little apostolic if they want to tuck me into jail. I'm hoping for a jail ministry," MacArthur said. "So bring it on!"

California Judge Issues Order Allowing LA County to Ban Worship for MacArthur & Church

Ellis: "The County’s argument was basically ‘because we can,’ which is the very definition of tyranny... We will fight for religious freedom"

Seattle Church Fights State Abortion Mandate: ‘No Church Should Be Forced to Cover Abortions’

The State of Washington is attempting to force churches to violate their religious beliefs in order to cover abortions in health insurance.

‘Church is More Essential Than Ever’: Church Appeals Case Banning ALL Acts of In-Person Worship

A California church has appealed its case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning Gov. Newsom's ban on ALL indoor worship services.

COVID, Increased Departure from Sound Doctrine has Taken its Toll on Believers, Churches

COVID restrictions, Declining attendance and Pastors exchanging Biblical Truth for Ideology, has taken its toll on the Church...

Relentless Persecution: LA County Goes After Church Parking Lots to Stop In-Person Worship

LA County tells Grace Community Church it is terminating the Church's lease agreement for its parking lots, in another attempt halt service.

MacArthur Prevails – Judge Denies LA County’s Fourth Attempt to Shut Down Grace Community Church

Judge denies LA County's application for a restraining order against John MacArthur & Grace Community Church, upholding religious freedom.

Pastor John MacArthur Files Declaration Against LA County’s Repeated Attacks to Shut Down Church

For the 4th time, LA County is attempting to attain a court order to close the doors for in-person worship at Grace Community Church.

Pastor John MacArthur’s Religious Freedom Upheld in Los Angeles County Superior Court

LA Superior Court announces they will not prohibit Pastor John MacArthur and Grace Community Church from holding indoor worship services.

Pastor John MacArthur & Grace Community Church Under Attack by Los Angeles County

LA continues unconstitutional attack against MacArthur & Grace Community Church, asking they be held in contempt for holding Sunday Service.

Pastor Defies Health Officials: Restriction on Worship ‘Has Nothing to do with the Virus’

McCoy: "We have to engage in the public square because this experiment in liberty which is God's idea, it has to be defended by the churches"

‘Historic Win’: Pastor John MacArthur Handed Religious Rights Victory in California Court

A California judge ruled in favour of the church's constitutionally protected right to keep their doors open, and have in-person fellowship.

Pastor John MacArthur & Grace Community Church Sue State of California

Pastor John MacArthur & Grace Community Church suing the state of California over Gavin Newsom's unconstitutional order to shut down churches

Nevada Governor Fines Banned Church For Holding Service In Opened Casino

Even though the service was held at a casino that complied with the order, Nevada’s Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak punished and condemned the gathering.

Christians Worship in Walmart After Police Disperse Congregation: ‘This Just Further Affirms the Bias’

"If people can safely gather at a Walmart to worship, then it is absurd to suggest that the actual house of worship is any more dangerous"

Government is Not God, And the Church IS Essential

Double standards abound and our religious freedoms are in jeopardy. In case you haven’t noticed, America is at a tipping point.

China Churches Allowed to Open Only if They Promote the Communist Regime & Slander USA

Christian Churches have been told in china they must meet strict guidelines in order to open; The primary rule -- loyalty to the Communist Party.

Ventura County Sues Pastor After Authorizing Legal Action to Enforce COVID-19 Health Orders

Pastor McCoy said he was "willing to go to jail" and "willing for them to take our building" rather than comply with the state and local orders.

California Church Threatened with $1,000 Daily Fine for Opening Doors Amid Lockdown

California Church threatened by city with $1000 daily fine if their church doesn't comply with the order for church closure: 'It's about targeting churches'

Calvary Chapel Chino Hills Defies California Church Restriction: ‘Satan Doesn’t Want People to Know Christ’

Calvary Chapel Chino Hills refuses to obey California Lockdown order and is keeping their doors open: “Satan doesn’t want people to know Christ”

California Churches Defy Gavin Newsom’s Lockdown Order: Christ Is Head of the Church

Jack Hibbs: "The church transcends the governments of this world & the politics of this world because the church is a living, breathing, divine institution"

Amir Tsarfati: What is the Restrainer?

We're already seeing Isaiah 5:20 before our eyes. Only the Holy Spirit’s preserving work through the Church is holding back complete and utter lawlessness.

Leftist Protests More Sacred Than Church Services

Our media elites don’t care when religious believers of all colors and creeds are demoted to second-class citizens in a dizzying display of “affirmative discrimination.”

California Governor Re-Orders Shut Down of Churches in 30 Counties Amid Rise in Covid-19 Cases

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday ordered a massive retrenchment of the state's reopening, shutting buisness's and Churches statewide.

Florida Man Crashes into Church, Sets it on Fire, Sheriff Says

A Florida man arrested after plowing his vehicle into a church and then setting the building on fire as parishioners were inside, according to officials.

Tom Hughes: 5 Reasons Pastors Don’t Teach Bible Prophecy

End times prophecy touches every person alive today. Yet only a small percentage of churches teach this crucial part of God’s message to our generation...

Churches Continue to Fight Back in Court Against State Lockdown Orders

Across the country, lawsuits have mounted as houses of worship fight back against restrictions limiting how many people can gather for services. A common theme...

World Council of Churches wants EU sanctions on Israel if annexation goes ahead

The World Council of Churches is asking European diplomats to punish Israel with sanctions if it annexes West Bank lands.

Chief Justice Roberts Sides with Liberal Justices as Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Restrictions on Religious Services

Chief Justice Roberts sides with 4 liberal justices to side with California’s legal argument that they had the right to shut down or limit church services.

California Ends Ban on In-Person Religious Services as One Church Takes Ban to US Supreme Court

On Memorial Day, Governor Newsom announced guidelines for such worship services two days after one a church asks Supreme Court to end Newsom’s ban.

Trump Announces That Churches Are ‘Essential,’ Calls On Governors To Open Them Up

Trump announces new CDC guidance will classify houses of worship as “essential,” as he called on governors to allow them to open “right now”.

Baltimore Pastor Rips Up Cease-And-Desist Letter Mid-Sermon: ‘We’re Gonna Do It God’s way!’

Baltimore pastor tares cease-and-desist letter mid-sermon after local officials threatened a $5,000 fine earlier in the week for holding in-person services.

Attackers Burn Mississippi Church to the Ground After It Defies Lockdown

A Church in legal battle over lockdown measures was burned down Wednesday; perpetrators spray-painted, "I Bet you stay home now you hypokrits [misspelled]."

Cuomo: Churches Will Be Among Last Permitted to Reopen

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is urging pastors to sign a letter to Cuomo demanding he include churches as part of phase 2 of the reopening plan.

Federal Judge Overturns NC Governor’s Restrictive Measures on Church Services

In an order released on Saturday, a federal judge has temporarily blocked North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's restrictive measures against religious services.

California Tries to Trick Church into Paying for Abortions: Here’s How the Scheme Was Exposed

Can a church be forced to pay for elective abortions even if it goes against its religious beliefs? Apparently, the state of California thinks so.

Churches Across U.S. File Lawsuits Against Democrat Governors

Churches across US file lawsuits against governors who aren't including them among “essential” services that immediately “reopen” as lockdowns ease.

Courts Halt Kentucky Gov. Beshear’s Ban on In-Person Church Services

The injunctions send a loud message that Gov. may no longer discriminate against churches for gathering – whether in-person or in the parking lot.

172 Pastors Petition Virginia Governor to Allow Weekly Church Services

After 6 weeks of not being allowed to gather in church buildings for corporate worship, more than 170 pastors in Virginia are respectfully saying “enough.” 

VP Pence: ‘Beyond the Pale’ for Virginia to Sanction Church for Holding Small Service

Mike Pence: “Even in the midst of a national emergency, every American enjoys our cherished liberties, including the freedom of religion.”

Canadian Police Vow to Hold Christians ‘Accountable’ for Attending Drive-in Sunday Service

Police from an Ontario town say churchgoers taking part in a Sunday drive in service will “be held accountable” for allegedly breaking coronavirus rules.

Gov. Abbott Tells Church to Draw on their Faith During Coronavirus Outbreak

Governor Greg Abbott to Prestonwood Baptist Church: God never promises us a life free of storms. What God promised was a pathway through those storms.

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House Passes Dangerous ‘Equality Act’ Despite Objections Over Religious Freedom

House Dems pass "Equality Act", despite warnings of dire repercussions for religious freedom, women’s sports and parental rights.

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Vaccine Passports & The Mark – Freedoms With Conditions

In 2020 it was “no mask, no service.” In 2021 it’s looking to become “no vaccine, no service.” Eventually, it will be “no mark, no service.”