A March 30, 2020 Washington Post article by Michelle Boorstein, entitled: "Florida sheriff charges pastor who kept megachurch open, said closings are for ‘pansies’," states the following:
[Tampa-area law enforcement officials issued an arrest warrant Monday and charged a local pastor who has defied coronavirus-related bans on large gatherings, instead encouraging crowds as big as 500 at one service this weekend, a sheriff said.
The Rev. Rodney Howard-Browne, who told his congregants at the River at Tampa Bay Church on March 15 that he would close services only for the Rapture and that closings were for “pansies,” was charged with unlawful assembly and violation of a public health emergency order.]
The article further states:
[In a video posted March 15 by the group Right Wing Watch, Howard-Browne encourages members in a packed church to greet one another by shaking hands.]
If you are following a right-wing so-called preacher who refuses to follow stay at home orders. Concerning the government and the Church following stay at home orders for the good of the people, the Apostle Paul stated the following in Romans Chapter 13, verses 1 and 2:
[1. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.]
The "higher powers," "powers that be," or in other words, the "government," is ordained of God...and remember, the stay at home orders are for the good of the people, so don't resist the power (government). When right-wing so-called preachers resist the power (government) by disregarding stay at home orders, they place the people following them at risk.
The Church is inclusive of every follower of Jesus Christ. Every follower of Jesus Christ is a Christian and therefore a disciple of Jesus Christ as stated in the latter part of Acts chapter 11, verse 26, which states that the disciples were first called Christians at Antioch. Jesus Christ gave the great commission to his disciples in Matthew chapter 28 verses 18 through 20, which reads as follows:
[18. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.]
The great commission is passed on to those of us who are disciples of Jesus Christ throughout the generations of time. Jesus Christ gave his disciples and all of us who would become future disciples, the power and authority to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world, and it wasn’t done through man’s traditionalized standards. Notice that Jesus Christ told his disciples to teach the people to do what he commanded them to do, although man chose to do his own thing and build buildings called the church approximately 300 years after Jesus Christ established his Church and gave the command of the great commission to do what he commanded the Church to do. Who gave man the authority to go against that which Jesus Christ commanded and establish his own concept of the Church? Man disregarded the commands of Jesus Christ and established his own Church in the buildings called the Church, built by the hand of man and filled with man’s concept of the Church, which is totally against the great commission given by Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ never gave a command to build buildings called the Church, and as a result the Church should be exactly the same way it was in the initial New Testament Church, which never consisted of a building called the Church. The Christians met in the homes in which they lived and the gospel was preached throughout the streets of the cities. This is covered in detail in the audio clip below, and is from "The Church & The Tithe Debate" audiobook.
The following audio clip proves that God does not dwell in temples made with hands. Many of you may not have heard this irrefutable truth, but this is clearly in the Bible in the New Testament as proven in the audio clip below...although it is not commonly taught. So-called preachers won't teach it for the most part, because they want people to continue showing up at the buildings called the "Church." When the people show up the so-called preacher can collect "tithes" and "offerings," which is another area of deception by so-called preachers covered in "The Church & The Tithe Debate" audiobook.
In addition to right-wing so-called preachers disregarding stay at home orders concerning Church, there are right-wing so-called preachers who deceive their followers concerning what the Bible teaches concerning Hebrews 10:25, which we explain in depth in the audio clip posted below.
A March 31, 2020 NBC News article by Janelle Griffith, entitled: "Louisiana pastor charged with defying coronavirus order against large gatherings," states the following information:
[The pastor, Mark Anthony Spell, who goes by Tony, of Life Tabernacle Church, told NBC News in a brief phone interview Tuesday afternoon that police had given him the summonses for the six services he has held since March 16, when Gov. John Bel Edwards announced an order against gatherings of more than 50 people.]
The article further states:
[Last week, Spell said he does not believe his congregation is at risk of getting COVID-19, the disease associated with the coronavirus
"It’s not a concern," Spell told CBS affiliate WAFB. "The virus, we believe, is politically motivated. We hold our religious rights dear and we are going to assemble no matter what someone says."]
This line of thinking concerning "assembling" in buildings called the "Church," comes from a common deception that has been utilized by so-called preachers for generations. So-called preachers began teaching the deception, and they passed it on to other so-called preachers, who passed it on to other so-called preachers...and so on, and so forth. You may be surprised to hear this, but the commonly taught line of thinking concerning "assembling" is not what the Bible teaches concerning the Church. The scriptures are clear concerning what the Church is, and is covered in detail the audio clip below.
The following audio clip below covers "Hebrews 10:25." This audio clip contains irrefutable New Testament scriptural facts about Hebrews 10:25 "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together." Find out the FACTS and TRUTH about this scripture. This audio clip RIGHTLY DIVIDES Hebrews 10:25 and irrefutably debunks what is commonly taught by so-called preachers in the buildings called the "Church." Hebrews 10:25 reads as follows: "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." This audio clip thoroughly explains Hebrews 10:25, and is from "The Church & The Tithe Debate" audiobook.
We have been teaching the truth about the "Church" for years, and we explain the "Church" in detail. We are here to teach you, so if you follow any of these right-wing so-called preachers who deceive their followers about Hebrews 10:25, you need to listen to each audio clip posted on this page. You also need to share this page with everyone you know who follows so-called preachers who disregard stay at home orders concerning "Church." The following audio clip covers man's concept of the Church, which does not line up with the New Testament Church established by Jesus Christ. The following audio clip covers the topics of the "sanctuary" and "Hebrews 10:25."
For today's lesson, we posted three audio clips addressing the truth about the Church. We pray that this teaching has been a blessing to you, and you now know what the "Church" is. The three posted audio clips are from "The Church & The Tithe Debate" audiobook.