As California appears poised to pass a draconian bill that directly attacks your religious freedoms, it’s time for you to draw a line in the sand. If the bill passes, you must choose to obey God rather than man. It’s time for civil disobedience.
I’m speaking about AB 2943, which the state Senate just approved with by a vote of 25-11. Next is the Assembly, then the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, then the length and breadth of your great state.
In an Aug. 16 email, Greg Burt, director of Capitol engagement for the California Family Council, explained the significance of AB 2943, which I previously dubbed the “Must Stay Gay” bill. He wrote, “With Thursday’s [Senate] vote, elected leaders told churches and those with biblical beliefs about gender and sexual orientation that advocating for their views could get them sued.”… more
Acts 5:12-42, 19 the apostles were healing the sick and telling the people about Jesus. The religious arrested them but an angel freed them from jail and told them, 20 “Go stand in the Temple and tell the people everything about this new life.” 21 When the apostles heard this, they obeyed and went into the Temple early in the morning and continued teaching.
The leaders found out and The high priest questioned them, 28 saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in that name. But look, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are trying to make us responsible for this man’s death.” The apostles said, 29 Peter and the other apostles answered, “We must obey God, not human authority! 30 You killed Jesus by hanging him on a cross. But God, the God of our ancestors, raised Jesus up from the dead! 31 Jesus is the One whom God raised to be on his right side, as Leader and Savior.Through him, all people could change their hearts and lives and have their sins forgiven.
What happened then, 40 They called the apostles in, beat them, and told them not to speak in the name of Jesus again. Then they let them go free. What did the apostles do, 41 The apostles left the meeting full of joy because they were given the honor of suffering disgrace for Jesus. 42 Every day in the Temple and in people’s homes they continued teaching the people and telling the Good News—that Jesus is the Christ.
Do you call yourself a Christian? We are almost back here. Will your Christianity stand?
Pray for all the Christians in California and Minnesota. Jack Hibbs and John MacArthur are in California and among many others but we listen to these two. Can you imagine? Well we need to because it will not stop at California!