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Featured Has California Told Christians, including John MacArthur, to Sin

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Steven Yeadon, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. John of Japan

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    I see several of these as encouraging churches to disobey the Lord. For example, limiting the number of people coming is a huge overreach by the government. We invite people to church to get them saved, and are obeying Scripture--the government has no say whatsoever.

    All in all, the CA list I linked to shows that the writer of the regulations has no clue about churches, much less religion. For example, "limiting speeches" is completely ignorant.Really--speeches??? And as a preacher, no one limits my sermons except God and the pastor where I am preaching at that time. My brother recently tried to tell me what to preach, but only the Lord can do that.
     
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    IMHO, these juvenile regulations (?) just prove more & more daily that this is a POLITICAL pandemic. Other than restricting visits to nursing homes & assisted living homes, I have seen NONE of this garbage that we see daily now when the flu bug was flying last few years!? (Can't let a crisis go to waste, can we??)
    In all likelihood this idiocy will be immediately discarded after Nov.: If ds win, because it's no longer needed; if the rs win, because it's a bunch of ----- anyway!!
     
  3. Wesley Briggman

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    I am not taking John MacArthur at face value. I need to see the stringent requirements, in writing, he claims he is required to meet.

    Unfortunately, his church website does not give a email address. I plan to call the church next week seeking the documentation I want. If that is unfruitful, I plan to mail him a registered letter.

    If anyone has ideas where the documents might be found, please let me know where they are.
     
  4. Steven Yeadon

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    Here are the documents out from the State of California.

    These are the guidelines,
    Industry guidance to reduce risk - Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

    These are the level of lockdown by county,
    Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Coronavirus COVID-19 Response
     
  5. Wesley Briggman

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    Thanks Steve. The first document is the same one that John shared (my response post #40). I need to verify with GCC that these are the recommendations/requirements they need to meet. If so, John MacArthur, in the video, appears to be embellishing the document.
     
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    :Frown
     
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    MacArthur sees through the nonsense and feels a calling to push back. The irony is, he's encouraging believers and unbelievers. Many unbelievers are impressed with this courage, which translates to his testimony.

    BTW, I just found out from someone who attends there that they have still not successfully been evicted from the overflow lot they were leasing, and now a close-by Jewish synagog has offered them their parking lot as well. So they actually have more parking than ever before!
     
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    I never cease to be amazed at how God moves people & events as per Rom 8:28. :Smile
    That is why I'm totally amazed at the timing of Ginsberg' passing.
     
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    This is a great time to share the Gospel. There are many frightened and discouraged people out there who will listen. Our pastor recently talked to a neighbor who was grateful he was openly pastoring, saying that there is a great need for men of God now.
     
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