On October 4th, 2020, churches will return to Gods design and quit wearing masks while we exercise our freedom of religion.
God has warned us continually that the systems of the world are under the control of the Evil One, Satan. (1 John 5:19) We are blessed in America that our founders, to diminish the power of Satan over us, acknowledged the separation of Church and State in the First Amendment to the Constitution. This right guarantees that the State shall not interfere in the practices of the Church.
Recently, a novel law has been placed upon us: a requirement that masks be worn for our safety. (Luke 22:25) This has been accompanied by the forced closure of churches and businesses with the government arbitrarily determining which activities are essential and which are non-essential.
Our Complaint is as follows:
1.) The aftermath of the Fall of Man in the garden of Eden dictates that we must labor. (Genesis 3:19) There is no command in our faith that sickness gives us a reprieve from this reality unless sickness ends in disability or death. Man is designed to work in his God-given vocation as long as he is able.
2.) There is no Biblical precedent of quarantining healthy people from each other. To illuminate a spiritual truth, Jesus states a physical one: "Those who are well do not need a physician." (Mark 2:17) We must be wary of science that determines health based on subjective and frequently changing definitions and angles. Not too long ago, people were sent to Auschwitz or Tuskegee by secular scientists under the theory that some people were inferior.
3.) The government frequently claims that the safety of the people is their primary motive. However, many in government who support masks also support abortion. (Psalm 146:3) The number of children murdered this year will far surpass the death toll from any cold or virus, yet we have come to expect that the government will do little, if anything, to stop this slaughter.
4.) Throughout the Bible, it is a consistent expectation that people physically gather together to worship God. (Hebrews 10:25) There is no exemption for plague. Earthly trials should motivate us to gather together more frequently, greeting and encouraging each other, sharing and demonstrating Gods love within our own faith community.
5.) The church has preached the gospel publicly in defiance of authorities since our founding in Christ. We are directed to follow earthly laws to a degree, as in Romans 13, but we must obey God first. (Acts 4:18-20) At this very moment, churches around the globe meet in defiance of local governments.
Therefore, we set the date of October 4, 2020, as the date when the church will return to Gods will in faith. The masks that God never required us to wear will be taken off. We will meet in our churches in the numbers that God blessed us with and we will conduct ourselves according to our faith throughout the week.
May the Holy Spirit bless this endeavor. May He bless those who put the teaching of God before the teachings of man. In all things, all honor and glory to Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
One church, such as Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, acting alone can be singled out and persecuted by the state. No government, regardless of how authoritarian it may be, can prosecute hundreds or thousands of churches acting together in legitimate civil disobedience. The representatives of the state that force the wearing of the mask and other restrictions will instead remove their own masks, revealing the tyrant within.
Agreed, just dont wait until oct 4!
The pols figure it is too soon to reopen the churches. It will be right when people have stayed away long enough that they are used to it and only the elderly will go back. Killing Christianity and Judaism is a priority of the same people who keep the churches closed. They learned from Marx and Lenin.