When Government Intrudes Into the Sphere of the Church
TWILA BRASE, president, Citizens Council for Health Freedom
JESSE JOHNSON, pastor and author, City of Man, Kingdom of God
Government mandates during the Covid pandemic—“wear a mask, get vaccinated, shut down your church or be fined and arrested”—caused Christians to consider the Biblical line between submission to governing authorities and resisting when the commands go beyond the sphere of their authority.
Over the last several months, we have heard from guests such as pastor Travis Allen and journalist Alex Newman on the increasing authoritarianism in our nation and how Christians should respond.
This weekend in the opening segment, we will be joined by Twila Brase, president of Citizens Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), to discuss rumblings of Covid mandates being instituted this fall and what was behind the mechanisms governing authorities put in place during the pandemic.
Then, Jesse Johnson, pastor of Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, VA and author of City of Man, Kingdom of God: Why Christians Respect, Obey, and Resist Government, joins us for the remaining two segments to explain how Christians need to clearly understand the differing spheres of authority for government and the church.
This will get you thinking Biblically in advance of our upcoming listener event, The Christian Worldview Movie Night on Saturday, September 9 at Fourth Baptist Church in Plymouth, MN where we will show The Essential Church documentary film, which chronicles how the pastors of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles and two churches in Canada were fined and/or arrested for gathering their churches to worship during Covid.
The film also shows how Christians throughout history have understood the spheres of authority between the church and the state, and when there was a conflict, they concluded, “We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).
RELATED LINK: Twin Cities area listeners may be interested in attending Citizens Council for Health Freedom annual gala on Thu, Sept. 7 in St. Paul, MN.
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