GraceLife Church of Edmonton Canada has been targeted by the Canadian government for closure for what the government states are violations of the law. Pastor James Coates was jailed for over a month. The church has been fined, and last week authorities came to fence off the property, forbidding the pastor and congregants from entering the church property.
Like many churches here in Ohio, they attempted to play by all the rules, but then the rules kept changing, and now the authorities are acting in a tyrannical and authoritarian-style, deploying militia for enforcement. The images of the GraceLife Church of Edmonton Canada closure can only be described as a China-like forced church closure.
Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Church of Los Angeles can identify with the oppression that the Christians in Edmonton are currently experiencing, and he has made a statement in their support.
Chris Long of the Christian Alliance of America made the following statement, “If we fail to stand with our brothers and sisters in Christ in their time of peril now, it will only encourage more tyranny.”
“Modern society is hypnotized by socialism. It is prevented by socialism from seeing the mortal danger it is in. And one of the greatest dangers of all is that you have lost all sense of danger, you cannot even see where it's coming from as it moves swiftly towards you.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian dissident
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