By now, you’re probably aware that the Chinese-controlled Canadian government has been harassing a small church in Alberta over the church’s insistence on practicing their religious right and duty to meet together for regular worship. After jailing GraceLife Church’s pastor, James Coates, for “failing to follow the health mandates,” he was eventually released and fined. Yet, that did not deter Coates and his congregation from their faithfulness to God. They continued to meet.
After it became clear that GraceLife would not succumb easily to government tyranny, the government of Alberta sought further action against the congregation and literally created a militarized zone around the church property, erecting a fence to keep congregants out, and threatening further legal action against them.
Here are some pictures of that.
Interestingly, however, this same government in Alberta has left alone an Islamic Mosque, known as the Akram Jomma Islamic Centre, in Calgary.
Should we be surprised that the government is attacking a church but ignoring a mosque? A mosque, which is essentially a synagogue of Satan, a pagan center for the advancement of pagan culture and values of various types such as Earth and creation-worship, is not a threat to the pagan state. Yet, Jesus was clear that when they hate us, it is because they hated Him first (John 15:18).