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In progressive-controlled states, churches have been virtually shut down this year. They’ve been put under draconian meeting requirements, requiring pastors to become health police. Ushers are expected virtually to yell at worshipers to pull their masks over their noses, to ensure they socially distance.  . . .

Last summer during the California fires, health departments labeled the air dangerous to breathe, yet churches were ordered to meet outside. And now with winter upon us, the order is to meet in the freezing cold. Yet the same politicians encourage Antifa and BLM protestors to gather in ‘worship’ to their causes. . .

On May 31, Pastor Mike McClure of Calvary Chapel San Jose, along with over 1500 churches in California,  promised to open up and never close their doors. Since that time, his church has quintupled in size.  . . .

Editor’s Note: Since they’re opening they have not had one single case of Covid in their congregation.

But in October, Santa Clara County hit Calvary Chapel with over $250,000 in fines. When they threatened to arrest Mike the next Sunday, pastors from around the nation gathered for a news conference outside his church. . . .

Editor’s Note: Here are his remarks at the press conference:

Good Afternoon,

My name is Neil Mammen. I’m an ordained Evangelical Pastor and president of the Values Advocacy Council (

Jesus’ politicians — His senators, his representatives, and lawmakers, that is, the Pharisees and Sadducees — passed a law saying it was illegal to heal on the Sabbath. But Jesus said, “I will still heal on the Sabbath,” and He did. We can do no less than to emulate Him.

For the last 2000 years, the Church has been the driving force behind changing thousands of laws — laws that no non-believer had  to change. We banned child prostitution, widow burning, stopped the superstitious killing of twins, and ended temple prostitution. We banned gladiatorial combat, slavery and the abandonment of children and elders. The Church has long stepped in to be the conscience of the government. . . .

And yet it did not limit itself to changing laws. When the plagues came, the Romans fled the cities, but the persecuted Christians came out of the woodwork to gather the dying, the poor, the broken into their homes and into their churches. Slave hunters in America hunted escaped slaves, but the churches of the north opened their doors to give them shelter and a hiding place. When wars broke nations apart, churches were the safe haven where doctors could bring the wounded and dying to be tended to.

We created the first charities, the first hospitals, and the first orphanages.

(Excerpt from Yo News. Photo Credit: Getty Images.)

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January 26, 2021

In Exodus 5 we read the word of the LORD that Moses delivered to Pharoah, ” Let my people go and worship me” The church should join in unison and proclaim God’s word and open the churches and worship Him.

January 26, 2021

pastors of god dont you dare give in to the works of the devil fear not the one who can kill the body but the one who can destroy the body and soul to hell

Glenn R. Freeman
January 26, 2021

This is what the Spirit of God has been saying to me for the last two years since I have repented from my own sin(s) and turned wholeheartedly to following Him. I am a sinner saved by His grace. I fully know that. I allowed the devil to avert my focus because of church people who hurt and let me down. I have come from three church disasters from which I finally said – no more, if this is how the church acts, I want nothing to do with it.
So, I followed headlong into my sin (15 years) only to realize how desperately I NEED JESUS. I Praise Him for His faithfulness, for He never let go of me for a moment, even though I repeatedly pushed Him away.(I actually told Him I loved my sin). I am sorry. But I know all things work together for good, to those who love God and are called according to His purposes. (Has this scripture been burned into your soul yet?)
At the end of my rebellion, I asked God repeatedly to deliver me from my sin and restore me to Himself.
Through a series of events, and over a period of time, He restored me to love and be devoted to Him alone.
I now understand how craftily the enemy works to take our eyes off of Him who loves us and to focus on almost anything else that will destroy us completely.
Having said all that, God is calling me, and I believe His church (you) to a real, honest, vibrant, living relationship with Himself, being utterly dependant upon Him, and seeking to grow in Him with all humility, longsuffering and maturity. It is not an easy process, at times I (self) don’t like it. But I have experienced the alternative and it has NOTHING to be desired. So I would say God is bringing me to the end of myself and wants me to fully cooperate with His purposes and plans.
To this I say –
I encourage you to do the same.
He will never let you go.


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