Our local mega church cult here in Redding held a worship service on Wednesday evening at the Sundial Bridge. A local blogger reported 5000 people attended. EXTREME exaggeration. Maybe 200-300 hundred mostly young people.
Now this is where it gets tricky for me. Most know, I do not support Bethel. I am NOT a Fan. I live here. I see them, up front and personal. I know their shenanigans. I hold their fake prophets and Apostles such as Bill Johnson, and Kris Vallatton totally responsible for their heretic teachings that come out of their church, their Bethel TV and their Bethel music. I absolutely can\’t stand them.
HOWEVER, it has me sit up and take notice when a Governor tells the churches they cannot sing or chant at their worship services.
Places of worship must therefore discontinue singing and chanting activities and limit indoor attendance to 25% of building capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower.
Every Church, Temple, Synagogue, Mosque, Ward, Hall, Coven… has a right to worship their god and the Government should stay the hell out of it. Chanting and Singing is a fundamental part of worship. The mandate also included bible studies and in home fellowship groups.
Now if I was in charge, I wouldn\’t have held that event. It comes off selfish even though I get it. You\’re mad that your God-given right to worship is being snuffed out. I would have made them sit down, and read John 13;34 – \”Love one another.\”
Well thank you very much Sean Feucht (Bethel worship leader) – you may have just put Shasta County on the Governors \”Watch List.\” (The SHIT LIST!) That will mean, no school for the children, and more businesses having to shut down and risk going out of business. What a selfish JERK who just wanted publicity. And he got it. UP and down the state, California churches are suing the State of California. I don\’t have a problem with that. That\’s what Bethel should have done. Now Pastor John MacArthur says Grace Community Church \”has duty to remain open.\” Oy Vey…
In the beginning of this pandemic, California churches complied with the Government, as they should have. It was a good witness. (John 13;34) The closing down of churches, didn\’t bother many smaller ones, but the Mega churches, were having a fit. When California Governor, Gavin Newsom made it a mandate they could no longer \”sing\” and \”worship\” have in home fellowship groups and bible studies – that is where he crossed the line. See, these are my people. I am a Christian. For people who do not believe in God, they don\’t get how important worship and fellowshipping is for us. Now for us, we haven\’t attended since the outbreak. We have been perfectly fine, live streaming at home. I\’ve never understood why so many atheists feel so threatened by Christians that they want to stamp out anything having to do with Christ. What\’s it to you? You don\’t believe, fine then, move on. If I choose to and I am wrong, I have lost nothing. On the other hand, if you\’re wrong…
Any faith-based person has to step back and think about that – That wasn\’t a mere suggestion or a recommendation; it’s a government mandate. even if you agree with me, that Bethel\’s Sean Feucht should have handled the Governors mandate in a better way. Bethel gathered to make a point. They bucked the political establishment – Time will tell. They have either made it worse for the smaller local churches here in California or made it better. As for the Covid19 outbreak, time will tell on that as well.
This has to be said
I\’m not always easy on my fellow Christians. They are human. There are good ones and there are jerks. I choose to follow my Lord and Savior not other Christians. Many believers these day, follow \”personalities\” and mega churches and put more stock into what they say, than they should. I also don\’t consider myself part of the Religious Right. Shocking, huh? There are some that are charlatans and fakes with President Trump and I refuse to align myself with them. I am me. I don\’t need a personality, a church or the religious right to speak for me.