We don’t do many giveaways here, but could not resists this one. This is a chance to win the book “God vs. Government: Taking a Biblical Stand When Christ and Compliance Collide” by Nathan Busenitz and James Coates, the latter the Canadian pastor who spent a month in prison and eventually took his church underground to keep on being able to gather, away from the law enforcement that was seeking to fine and arrest them.
“Welcome to our peaceful protest.”
In the spring of 2020, government mandates forced churches across North America to close their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As societal fear and unrest increased, Christians were forced to grapple with how God wanted them to respond to these state-imposed restrictions. After all, didn’t the closure of churches pose a serious threat in a time when people needed spiritual direction more than ever?
God vs. Government follows two churches’ courageous decisions to reopen despite orders to remain closed. Guided by the command in Hebrews 10:25 that churches not forsake meeting together, pastors John MacArthur and James Coates led their congregations to return to in-person meetings―and were swiftly met by unsympathetic governing authorities ready to shut them down again. The ensuing legal battles raised important questions about religious freedom, and more importantly, illuminated what it looks like to take a stand when Christ and compliance collide.
How do we react with wisdom and discernment when the state encroaches upon the church? God vs. Government tells two incredible accounts that affirm our need to be faithful to the Lord’s commands no matter the circumstances.
In order to have a chance at winning, you must either go to either our Gab page or Twitter page and comment on this post with the phrase “Against the world, for the world”
Winners will be drawn and announced on Friday May 27th on both sites.