August 20, 2020

The City of Pasadena’s Chief Assistant City Prosecutor has now threatened daily criminal charges against Harvest Rock Church if it continues to hold in-person worship services. The church and its international ministry sued California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other officials for violating the state constitution by prohibiting in-person worship and imposing other restrictions. The pastor, church and ministry, are represented by Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit religious liberty organization, which most recently appeared in federal district court on August 12 to request a... Read more

August 14, 2020

Los Angeles-based evangelical pastor John MacArthur and Grace Community Church have sued Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and several state and county public health officials. They allege the state and county have violated six provisions of the state constitution and are demanding a trial by jury. MacArthur, who also founded the Masters Seminary and Grace to You ministry, is represented by Charles LiMandri of LiMandri & Jonna LLP, and Jenna Ellis, Thomas More... Read more

August 13, 2020

The national debts of countries have long-lasting consequences. The GDP-to-debt ratio is a significant indication of a country’s viability to exist. In the U.S., religious organizations have contributed to the problem. Before the coronavirus shut downs the debt ratios for many countries was already unsustainable. Canada’s was 88 percent, Italy’s 133 percent, USA’s 106 percent, Japan 237 percent. These countries are in more debt than they have ever been before. Debt slows economic growth, results in higher taxes, and more... Read more

August 12, 2020

Pastor Brian Gibson, founder of the movement also launched the Church Defense Initiative, to protect churches and their property after rioters have issued calls to desecrate houses of worship. Gibson is Senior Pastor at HIS Church, a nondenominational church with congregations in Owensboro and Henderson, Kentucky and Amarillo and Dumas, Texas. In June, Gibson visited Seattle to witness the destruction there– when the mayor was referring to such destruction as block parties. He said: “I have personally been on the... Read more

August 6, 2020

There is a serious need for discussion among Bible-believing Christians about what it means to be faith-based. Does is mean faith based in the God of the Bible or faith based in Uncle Sam? Thousands of evangelical Protestants have made a remarkable departure from the teachings of scripture, while also rejecting their historical and biblical roots by choosing to apply for and receive federal money to fund their payrolls. Of the 4.9 million loans that were approved by the U.S.... Read more

August 6, 2020

Finally, a pastor stands up and speaks the truth. “The government can’t intrude in worship,” Pastor John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church, argues. MacArthur, who founded Grace to You ministries and the The Masters Seminary, also preaches at the Los Angeles-based church. The state remains in lockdown despite it having a coronavirus death rate as a percentage of the population of .002 percent. In California, the chance of surviving the coronavirus is 99.9 percent. “So why would you shut down... Read more

August 3, 2020

“America seems to be in a freefall – morally, politically, culturally – our founding values and the biblical worldview seemingly fading forever,” the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, argues. But it’s also attempting to do something about it. “Cultural transformation is possible,” it argues. According to recent survey results, spiritual ineptitude and biblical illiteracy defines the majority of American Christians surveyed. The survey found that while 7 out of 10 Americans consider themselves to be a Christian, only 6 percent... Read more

August 1, 2020

San Antonio-based Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), which produces materials for people interested in studying the Bible all over the world, has published beautiful artwork created by its members, to accompany its new lesson on Genesis. Each piece of artwork accompanies weekly prayer guide lessons. The guides and materials are free. The new study, beginning this fall, will go through Genesis in its entirety. Genesis is the first book of the Bible and the first book of the Torah. It is... Read more

July 29, 2020

The American Pastors Network is encouraging Christians to commit this nation to prayer through a new “52 Tuesdays” prayer initiative, whereby believers come together to pray specifically for our nation every week on Tuesdays. “We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘Prayer changes things,’ but do we believe it?” the network asks. “The apostle Paul said, ‘Pray without ceasing.’ James said, ‘The effectual prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much.'” “As Christians, we should place great value on prayer—personal and national—because God does. Let’s... Read more

July 28, 2020

Disclaimer: This article primarily focuses on evangelical churches, schools and organizations, pastors and leaders receiving federal money to fund their payrolls. Federal assistance given to small business organizations like religious assisted living centers or healthcare companies is not the same as funding the salaries of missionaries, seminary or church staff, and especially not of pastors preaching from the pulpit or religious leaders overseeing worship and music ministries, Sunday school and bible study curriculum, missions trips, Bible camps, church planting entities,... Read more

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