Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pastor Statement on Religious Freedom

Dear Church Family,

The Apostle Paul and the early church in its struggle against The Roman Caesars knew the battle was spiritual.  The battle we are now facing in America is also one in which we must fight first in the spirit as citizens of God's Kingdom, and then as citizens of America.  Our Patriarch has issued a mandate to act, so I urge you to pray and act!

As pastor, I want to clearly make known that this is not a political issue during an election year or an endorsement or non-endorsement of any candidate from any party. 

This is an issue of our fundamental Constitutional rights as Christian citizens of America. provided for in the First Amendment.  Let us pray for President Obama, his cabinet, and his advisors, and let us act as Christian Americans to keep us one nation under God in the land of the free.

Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The 1st Amendment protects the people's right to practice religion, to speak freely, to assemble (meet), to address (petition) the government, and of the press to publish.


Fr. Kevin

1 Timothy 2:1-3

1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior,

Ephesians 6:13
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.

Ephesians 6:12

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.



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