John MacArthur vs. Governor Newsom and his ban on church services. The Lord Jesus said once, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.” (Luke 20:25) But Governor Newsom has his own ideas; he seems to say, “Render therefore only unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s” (and not unto God). You are dead wrong, Mr. Newsom!
Grace Community Church, led by Pastor John MacArthur, announced this week that it will not submit to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s order to halt indoor church services, declaring that “Christ, Not Caesar, is head of the church.”
The church’s declaration follows Gov. Newsom’s recent announcement that all indoor and in-home religious gatherings, as well as restaurants, bars, fitness centers, hair salons, and barbershops in at least 32 counties must cease operations.
On Friday, MacArthur stated in a church blog post that the church in Sun Valley would continue worshiping in person.
Christ is Lord of all. He is the one true head of the church (Ephesians 1:22; 5:23; Colossians 1:18). He is also King of kings—sovereign over every earthly authority (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14; 19:16). Grace Community…
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