Monday, February 17, 2020

California Churches Re: Abortion...

There is something I'll let you know about, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

It's something that I feel is important.

Here is a link for the YouTube video entitled, California Churches Paying for Elective Abortion Coverage: Casey Mattox and Jack Hibbs Discusshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCF30J7Mhck&fbclid=IwAR2e3yQr43MoQd_qAQHykbvuC4O-xzMH9lkJrHouoD2mqGupINgfV_oOgrA.

To me, it was shocking to hear about how USA...California churches are having to pay for elective abortion coverage.

But, to me wonderful to hear a Pastor explaining that Christians and/or the churches shouldn't have to do that.

After I watched and shared that video, I also found a pagadiandiocese.org article entitled, PASTOR JACK HIBBS: I WILL GO TO JAIL RATHER THAN FOLLOW GOVERNMENTORDER TO FUND ABORTIONhttp://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2015/11/10/pastor-jack-hibbs-i-will-go-to-jail-rather-than-follow-government-order-to-fund-abortion/.

Here is some of what was stated in the article (I copied/pasted):

On a Sunday morning, congregants fill the campus of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, a non-denominational evangelical church located in the heart of Southern California. Since the church’s inception, Senior Pastor Jack Hibbs – a strong pro-life proponent – has encouraged his congregation to uphold religious values and fundamental liberties in the public square. Now, the church is opposing a California mandate egregiously imposed on religious institutions across the Golden State. The congregation is challenging a decision by the California Department of Managed Healthcare that forces all employers, including churches, to provide coverage for elective abortions in all health insurance plans.

“I felt violated; I felt forced,” Hibbs said in response to the abortion mandate. “I love America and I love American history, and I have a lot of invested interest in defending the unborn. I see the Constitution under attack, and I see my religious freedom under attack.”
In an interview with Live Action, Hibbs said the DMHC’s decision is a flagrant violation of the right of churches and pastors to freely exercise their freedom of conscience. Hibbs and his congregation have joined six other churches across the state in a legal challenge opposing the coercion.

The seven churches, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom and Life Legal Defense Foundation, filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last month, contending that the DMHC order is an encroachment on religious liberty, as protected under the Constitution.
Wow!

As you just read, some churches realized that they were being prosecuted because they don't want to support sinfulness.

Thinking about that, made me think about Acts 5"29, "Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.".

Amen!  Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Even though that in the past, churches may not have realized that the USA California state government was using them to support sin... to me, it was good that some realized it was being done... and want it to be changed.

Hopefully, they won't be hurt... anymore.  

Hopefully, the law will change.

Please... join me in prayer for them.

If you pray, I believe God will bless you.

Thank you!

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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