You may have seen the news on what the city government of Houston is doing.
Some local pastors have been issued subpoena’s to turn over certain sermons about homosexuality and may mention Houston’s openly gay mayor. Of course it is the buzz on Facebook and Twitter.
Houston area pastor’s and minister’s across the state are telling the government has absolutely no reason to bully congregations who are speaking out about what they believe. It’s none of the government’s business.
It seems this started with a new bill that has been introduced that will, among other things, allow men who identify as women to use the restrooms of their choice – and vice versa.
Of course the church would be against that. What person in their right mind wouldn’t be?
But silencing opponents that preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Word of God is not a new thing. It happened in the early days of the church when Peter and John preached in the name of Jesus. In that case the religious leaders caught the apostles,
and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. Acts 4:18
But it was too late! The message had been given and
many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand. Acts 4:4
That’s the fear of government officials, kings, presidents, senators, congressmen, mayors, despots, tyrants, and dictators – loosing their power and ruling ability to a Higher Power!
They fear the preaching of the Word of God. It convicts of sin and presents the only redemption available to mankind.
Peter said it best.
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
The name of JESUS!
Abba, in Jesus’ name, give the pastor’s and minister’s the boldness to speak Your word! YES&AMEN