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Posted on 07/08/2020 6:27:22 PM PDT by marshmallow
'No absolute religious freedom since Henry VIII'
LONDON (ChurchMilitant.com) - Protestant England never enjoyed absolute religious freedom since Henry VIII broke with Rome, a top evangelical leader is conceding, as 25 Christian leaders including a Catholic theologian challenge the churches' lockdown as a breach of the Magna Carta.
Church leaders who have launched a judicial review of the lockdown are contending that the state criminalized Sunday worship for the first time in centuries despite the government allowing churches to reopen July 4 under strict guidelines.
Churches should never have been shut in the first place and "this is about helping the government to understand the principle of church autonomy and freedom from state control," Andrea Minichiello Williams, director of Christian Legal Center (CLC), told Church Militant.
Williams, who is leading the challenge, says the judicial review is "also about helping many church leaders to understand the very same thing."
"Sadly, far too many have been happy to cede too quickly their freedom to the state," invalidating the historic freedom of the church enshrined in the Magna Carta, she lamented.
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For an educated man he is not well formed in his thinking.
The mind and body of human beings are obviously inseparable. Only with great effort and years of training can a human actually separate the mind and body. (and doing so is not without danger).
Corporate worship as is stated here means two things first is the body of the Church coming together to worship together. Second is the individual using the physical body in the worship of God; standing, kneeling, and making the sign of the cross.
The mind in the act of worship tells the body to worship God. It has been an observed fact for thousands of years that repeated motions train the mind to strengthen memories.
Certainly, meditating on prayer is important but gathering together in the mass is centrally important.
As a descendent of a signer of the Magna Carta, I approve!!
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