GraceLife Becomes the First Church in Canada Forced Underground As Hundreds of Cops Continue to Guard Their Building
They are “meeting somewhere—we don't know where.”
I’ve worked with my fair share of underground churches in totalitarian nations.
I never thought Canada would be one of them.
Gracelife Church in Alberta had their pastor, James Coates, imprisoned for a month. Last week, their building was raided and a fence was constructed around the building. It is now guarded by scores of police.
Authorities sent over TWO HUNDRED COPS to keep worshippers from the building this Sunday:
200 cops for a church!!!! pic.twitter.com/Go0pqbpiRa
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There were already dozens of police on scene, but busloads of riot police were sent in after a convoy of angry Canadians (not the church members) arrived and tried to tear down the fencing:
Well-known pastor and author John MacArthur shared this update about the church, confirming that they will continue to exercise religious liberty and stand against the abuses of power in Canada by worshipping together at an undisclosed location:
“This morning, GraceLife Church up in Alberta, Canada is meeting somewhere—we don’t know where.
James Coates said at this point it’s not for the public to know.
It is amazing to think of an underground church in Canada.
This is because the government of Alberta triple-fenced the church in and locked it so people couldn’t go there.
I think the latest statistics I’ve seen are that two-thousand people have died through the months of Covid, eighty percent of them in senior homes. The remaining ones had some kind of co-morbidity out of the millions of people who live in Alberta. So there’s no legitimate reason to do what they did to this church, especially at this point.
But they did, and this is a first for the Western world, to have the government lock out believers from church—and that after imprisoning James Coates, who’s a graduate of the Master’s Seminary, in maximum security prison. They led him away in chains and he was there for about thirty-five days.
Many of you have been praying for GraceLife Church, and the scene is changing. There is massive outcry against the government for doing this.
I’m praying along with you that this will draw attention to that church, to him, and to the Gospel. And it’s already beginning to do that.”
Gracelife is the first, but assuredly not the last, church in North America that has been forced underground.
Here was part of the church’s statement on Sunday after the protest:
“The closing of the Grace Life facility has understandably resulted in significant public outrage and caused even larger crowds to gather in one place. Albertans have a constitutional right to assemble, associate, and worship. By taking the measures the government has, while the matter is still pending before the Courts, the Alberta Government has created an even more divisive situation.
It is time to end these unscientific, unjustified and arbitrary lockdown measures.”
Source: Not the Bee
All the churches should do this,,, they don’t have enough money for fences and thugs to surround them all.
I have stated before that this is a religious war and that these governments are Satanists. You will likely see more of this in the future.
For those of you that may scoff at this,,, it doesn’t matter if you do or don’t believe there is a God….. They believe in their god Satan and therefore will continue their conquest until stopped.
Ken – you are dead right
I grew up NDP, they are Satanists for sure, obsessed with control, the highest expression of which is your murder.
Just see, the difference the piece of shit cops behaving toward Christians & same shitheads behaving toward antifa-scums.. They cream their underpants facing antifa-scums
No, they are ordered to do so. “Antifa” is establishment shock troops. They are 100% in collusion.
That’s because the Black Bloc are all off duty cops and wannabes. They’ve been outed in Montreal before, even got the cops stepping in to protect them and move them unmonitored past police lines to escape a local politician calling them out.
Folks, they’ve been setting up the snare for decades. They think they’re now springing the trap, but they’re such useful idiots that they don’t realize the only thing the trap does is destroy everything and plunge all of us into the destruction.
It is time for the churches in the West to go underground as things are only going to get a lot worse. Anti-Christ forces are clearly at work determined to make their One world New Order. The LOCKDOWNS from so-called COVID are just a means to CONTROL and intimidate. The good news is that the church of real believers learns to do without all the fancy buildings and pastors – one learns to depend directly on the Lord and to have a personal relationship with the lord that is not dependent on religions and buildings and ceremonies. All we need is Jesus! That is what happened in china and other countries where open Christianity is often persecuted and severely limited or stopped altogether. Keep fighting for the Truth! Best Wishes, Steve
Jesus is the answer!
Even in purely secular terms, if everybody started making the idea of Jesus central to their life, regardless of whether it is a true story or a myth, then we would all truly be saved.
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Nazi dictatorship without a declaration and of course the Canadian people are to blame in part just like the American people for the Canadians it is the devil spawn authorities https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.468.89&rep=rep1&type=pdf
I wonder how many of those cops are not even canadian, i.e UN troops, hence the masks so no one can identify them
As an atheist, I stand with the Christians!
In our former country, Christian communities that gathered in secret venues experienced amazing growth. These were not clergy-dominated, religious services, but highly interactive events wherein everyone could participate. Even if your government does not persecute Christians, you clergy ought to form all willing members in to little gathering, to appoint provisional shepherds, and then to coach these in pastoral duties. As the Lord adds new followers to those gatherings, let them start new gatherings and coach newer shepherds in turn. Unless you do so, your churches will stagnate, and your country will abandon Christianity.