Pastors to Jail? What Pastor John MacArthur said… [Video]

Craig HueyChurch, Current Events, Faith13 Comments

In most states, churches are open just like before the pandemic.

But in some states, the unnecessary restrictions are still on … because of politics, biased media and a hatred for Christians.

Those pastors in the unconstitutional lockdown states are being threatened with jail … not just fines, but jail.

When Shelly and I went to Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in California, the California government said we and the pastor could be arrested (Click here for story).

The same happened when Shelley and I went to Calvary Chapel Bangor Maine [See the video] and when we went to the reopening of Calvary Chapel Godspeak in California [Click here to read that article].

All these pastors stood firm for the gospel, despite the threat of arrest.

All wanted to do what was right, despite the threat of jail.

All knew of the pastors who already had been arrested, including Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, and Pastor Tony Spell.

Governor Newsom is threatening California Pastor John MacArthur and all pastors in California with jail and fines if they disobey the state government’s unconstitutional mandates.

Many pastors have a fear of man … and are allowing their churches to fall apart.

Some have stood up for what was right for their fellowship and the Constitution, and have opened indoor services again.

Here is what Pastor John MacArthur said about the potential of going to jail:

“Of course, my biblical hero apart from the Lord Jesus Christ is the apostle Paul, and when he went into a town, he didn’t ask what the hotel was like, he asked what the jail was like because he knew that’s where he was gonna spend his time. So I don’t mind being a little apostolic if they want to tuck me in a jail. I’m open for a jail ministry. I’ve done a lot of other ministries and haven’t had the opportunity to do that one, so bring it on.”

What do you think about pastors being arrested … or threatened with arrest? Watch the full video interview here.

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13 Comments on “Pastors to Jail? What Pastor John MacArthur said… [Video]”

  1. Why not ALL CHURCHES including the big ones, i.e. Cathloic, etc open all churches on same day across the country all at once then they can’t possibly arrest us all.

  2. I agree that ALL churches should reopen! Thousands of churches with millions of voters in the congregations versus one governor…

  3. I agree that all churches should reopen. However, I’m very concerned with many pastor’s belief that it’s OK for congregants to NOT wear face masks in a mass indoor gathering like a church gathering. The science on the pros and cons of face mask wearing is out there. Anyone who does diligent research on this issue will see that the pros of wearing face masks FAR outweighs the cons, not just for yourself, but for those around you. No facemask will eliminate the threat of corona virus. But each of us are called to do our part in SLOWING the spread of the virus. Studies by world renowned experts in epidemiology have shown that the typical face mask (such as the widely available surgical face mask) will prevent about 75% of the virus from getting through to your nose. Not wearing a mask will prevent 0% of the virus from getting through. Wearing a face mask will also prevent 75% of YOUR germs from getting through to the outside world. Simple math says that if two people are next to each other, the risk of transmission is 16X greater if both are not wearing a face mask, and 4X greater if only one person wears a mask, compared to if both are wearing a mask. This isn’t rocket science, folks!

  4. Apparently it IS rocket science to you Joshua. Wearing a mask to stop the virus is the same as putting a chain link fence around your entire property to keep out mosquitoes. Purely ornamental with no serious protection.

  5. Dr. Pettit: Do you have data supporting your illustration/assertion?? If so, I sure would like to see it. If not, I sure hope you take a look at available scientific journals on this subject before mouthing off.

  6. Data on prophylactic options from Doctors overseas & local kept out of the American MSM. Watch Dr. Borody & others. People are dying needlessly. 2020 is the year of red herrings. Look over there – CCP Covid, race wars, etc; while over here the free world & your life as you know it is systematically undone. CDC data on age groups statistical data of surviving a CCP Covid diagnosis released a few days ago
    age 0-19: 99.997%.
    age 20-49: 99.98%.
    age 50-69: 99.5%
    age 70+: 94.6%.
    Who else is tired of wearing a muzzle?

  7. Birdibunny: I understand I’m talking to a Doc. But when he compares wearing a face mask to using a chain-link fence to stop mosquitos, I am immediately skeptical of his statement, since his illustration is inconsistent with just about everything I’ve read on the subject. I challenged him to provide data to back-up his statement.

    My wife is a Doctor of Pharmacy from UCSF, the #1 pharmacy school in the US. She happens to be very knowledgeable on Covid-19. She also strongly believes, based on her studies on the subject, that mask wearing is key to slowing the spread of the virus.

    We all have the responsibility to prudently interpret data available to us in our quest for the truth. I’m open to changing my mind about wearing face mask, if the available evidence points otherwise, As for now, I do strongly believe that wearing a mask is good for both you and me, even if it is a bit uncomfortable and inconvenient.

  8. Psalms 91 is the antidote for us all. Period. Though a thousand fall at our side and 10,000 at our right hand, it isn’t coming near us. Take your mask and you wear it. It violates my medical and constitutional rights. If I’m supposed to die from Covid, no mask will hinder this. God has not given us the spirit of fear. Jesus has a name above all names, especially above the Wuhan Chinese flu. Take your fear and our wife’s Pharmacy degree and run and hide for yourself. We respect your right to do so. Respect my right to say I don’t agree AT ALL with you and quite frankly people like you are the problem not the solution. The CDC lied about the numbers, go to their page. Scroll to the bottom. Only 9K deaths for the entire country can directly be attributed to Corona. You look like a scared little heathen talking like this, are you?

  9. Leslie: I do respect, and will even defend, your right to your opinions, even though you opinions disagree with mine. But I think it is unnecessary for you to belittle me and my wife to defend your position just because we don’t share the same opinion. It reminds me of how the “left” often resort to condescension and name calling because they fail to win the argument via friendly debate.

    Wearing a mask is not only good for the mask wearer, but also good for those around them. I would not want to be an asymptomatic transmitter of the virus to someone around me who doesn’t yet know Jesus as his personal savior, and who later get sick and die from my carelessness. My decision to be more careful about wearing a mask is more out of concern to others around me, and not so much for self preservation, since I already am confident about where I’m going after I die.

    Your statement: “If I’m supposed to die from Covid, no mask will hinder this.” is analogous to saying: “If I’m supposed to die from a car wreck, no amount of complying with the speed limit will hinder this.” While we all have to submit to God’s sovereignty, that statement doesn’t quite make sense to me. Also, it’s not just about you, but also about those around you.

    Your statement: “You look like a scared little heathen talking like this” implies that only heathens thinks like I do, and that is far from the truth. As a conservative Christian, I happen to know many God-fearing pastors and fellow believers who believe the same thing that I do on this issue.

    It is unfortunate that this mask-wearing issue has become a dividing factor among God’s people. I wish that there can be a panel discussion hosted by respected/God-fearing scientists who are on both sides of this issue, and present objective, scientifically-sound data so its listeners can make a more informed decision about this issue.

  10. Joshua, I just want to let you know that I read your responses, and they were gracious and reasonable. May the Lord bless you and your wife.

  11. Joshua, your response is commendable.
    I had just read Eph. 4:31,32 and felt grieved at the negative, and cutting remarks.

    32- ” And be ye kind to one another….”

    The problem with wanting to be right is like driving, you can be DEAD right.

    Here is an acronym :

    W e
    A re
    R. ight

  12. Bothers and Sisters dont be distracted by the concerns of this world.Focus on the Primary purpose of children of the Living GOD. To seek GOD so we may be useful and give glory to the only One worthy of our praise.

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