Bibles burned, government decrees against church gatherings, and growing hostilities against Christian values. Is this just a blip in history, or is a new secularist religion bent on taking over America? A number of signs portray a nation on the edge of becoming a society where instead of kneeling in prayer to our Creator, people bow to a godless state instead. In July, the California Governor moved to prohibit indoor church services and put limits on home Bible studies. Supporters of the orders said indoor church gatherings placed people at risk of contracting COVID-19. Radio host Eric Metaxas said Americans can’t ignore government overreach. “We should all say, you can’t do that in America, and we won’t abide by it.” Recently several thousand Californians defied state COVID-19 restrictions by attending an indoor service at Sun Valley’s Grace Community Church.
Pastor John MacArthur greeted them saying, “Good morning everyone. Welcome to the Grace Community Church peaceful protest.” Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, activists went unpunished after painting the words, “Defund the Police” beside a Black Lives Matter mural. But pro-life activists were arrested for chalking “Black Pre-born Lives Matter” on a public sidewalk. “This is viewpoint discrimination which can’t happen under the Constitution,” insisted Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life America. US Attorney General William Barr told Fox host Mark Levin, the American Left is uninterested in dialogue or compromise. “That is essentially their state of grace in their secular religion. They want to run people’s lives so they can design utopia for all of us and that’s what, that’s what you know turns them on. And it’s the lust for power,” Barr explained.
Barr contends Antifa and other militant Marxists are advancing the Left’s religion by infiltrating peaceful protests, utilizing “urban guerrilla tactics” to force political change. In Portland recently, the American flag and Bibles were burned in front of the federal courthouse. Metaxas described it as an assault on western culture and human dignity. When Antifa radicals recently threatened to tear down a 56-foot cross in Eugene, Oregon, several hundred Christians gathered in prayer to stop the attack. New Hope College President Pastor Wayne Cordeiro said “Ultimately it’s a spiritual battle, isn’t it? So we have to draw a line and say enough, we’re going to stand on the promises of God’s Word,” said Cordeiro. “We are going to take this to prayer and we’re going to let the Lord take on this battle and begin to make a difference.”
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