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My Church: To Open or Not to Open?

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 @ 12:04 PM My Church: To Open or Not to Open? ATTENTION: Major social media outlets are finding ways to block the conservative/evangelical viewpoint. Click here for daily electronic delivery of The Stand's Daily Digest - the day's top blogs from AFA.

David Lane Founder of the American Renewal Project bringing biblical values to the public square MORE

The American Renewal Project hosted a call with North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest. It's worth the 15 minutes or so to listen to his remarks. 

<Click HERE to listen> 

If you don't have the time to do that, here is the gist of it: [Lt. Gov. Forest]

“I’ve been asked through this process with the Coronavirus, 'Hey, what are you going to do to open the churches?' My response is, ‘I’m going to do nothing, this is the job for [North Carolina] pastors, this is the job for the churches. My voice is one small voice as a competitor to our governor in the state right now, and it's not going to be heard. 

“But your voice collectively, as leaders of your churches and congregations, will be heard loud and clear. It will resonate across the state and around the country if you stand up in force for what you believe in.”  

Relative to this, we are reminded of A.W. Pink’s keen discernment expressed in his work Gleanings in Joshua: “It would indeed be strange if we apprehended how that on the one hand Canaan was a free gift unto Israel, which they entered by grace alone; and on the other, that they had to fight for every inch of it!” 

Archie P. Jones’ Foreword to Benjamin F. Morris’ greatest single work, The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States [1864] also comes to mind: “[The American Christian Founders] did not retreat from involvement in society and politics. They did not turn civil government, the making, enforcement, and adjudication of laws, over to Satan and those who serve him. They did not surrender the ministry of civil government to those who are in rebellion against God.”

Mat Staver is a former pastor, dean of Liberty University's law school, and present chairman Liberty Counsel. He describes the actions necessary to be taken to counteract the current anti-constitutional attacks from secular officials on religious liberty. Click HERE to see the video.

Gideons and Rahabs are rising up to stand.

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