It’s time we PEACEFULLY draw a line in the sand, Glenn says, and declare to the world we’re only willing to do things the right way. In this clip, Glenn describes how one group of pastors and churches are doing just that. So what will YOU do to stand? Because we were all born for these times, Glenn says, and we’re currently being tested. So, can you be the person you were born to be?
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GLENN: So I want you to write this down. Because you're going to have a hard time finding it, if you're Googling. It took me a while to find.
It is Acts529.com. Acts529.com. It's called the Acts 5:29 Statement. And it is vitally important that your church, your pastor, your rabbi sign this document. And here's what it is: The Acts 5:29 statement. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states, Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free speech or free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press or the right of the people to peacefully assemble, or to petition the government for a redress of grievances. During the covid-19 pandemic, representatives, who were elected to secure our God-given rights, clearly transgress their lawful authority, in executive action. That prohibited pun meetings, or mandated the wearing of masks. And social distancing.
Good's word directs us, not to forsake the assembling of ourselves technology. Hebrew 10:25.
This verse is a divine injunction. We must obey God, rather than the arbitrary decrees of men.
As a national coalition of pastors and churches, we reject any presidential or gubernatorial decree requiring us to disobey the will of God. We will resist any attempt by a federal state or local official to restrict or prohibit the free exercise of our religion or place restrictions thereon.
The end of all the civil government being -- the end of all civil government, being the good of society, we affirm our submission to lawful civil authority, as instituted by God himself.
But when rulers exceed the scope of their constitutional and God-given authority. They act contrary to their office, and the public good, and affect the ruin and misery of society.
We -- we do not need the permission of civil authorities, to obey what God has commanded. Nor does the church need the approval of civil authorities to serve and worship our God, in the way he has prescribed.
The Greek word translated, church, is ecclesia, which means the assembly. Our identity, as the church of Jesus Christ, means that we are by nature, an assembly. We assemble to hear the word preached. Partake of the sacraments, and fellow Shin with one another. The apostle's teachings are unambiguous in this regard. Civil magistrates have no authority, to dictate what churches may or may not do. The Constitution of the United States is the highest law in our land.
In 1803, in Marbury versus Madison, the Supreme Court ruled, any law repugnant to the Constitution is null and void.
We are on solid constitutional footing, in our refusal to comply with restrictions on public worship. Again, the first amendment states, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Any law, order, or mandate, that infringes our God-given right to worship according to conscience, violates the First Amendment and is unlawful. We the undersigned hereby affirm the preceding statements. You can sign this, if you're a pastor, priest, rabbi. You can also sign this, and if you're just a congregant, you should send it to your pastor. Your priest. Or your rabbi.
It is time that we take a stand. It is time that we do things the right way. And peacefully draw the line in the sand. You can arrest us if you want. But I know who I serve. I will not violate the conditions of my first citizenship, to meet the demands of my second citizenship.
I am first a member of a kingdom. A kingdom of God.
And he is my only king. He is my only ruler. I have agreed to live under the laws of the Constitution. And to protect and to support that Constitution. That's what I have to do, to really secure my citizenship, in the United States of America. Support the Constitution. And defend it, if called upon.
But when you go extra constitutional. When you're asking me to do things that you constitutionally don't even have the authority. But instead, the Constitution bars you from doing that specific thing, I will not violate. You can't ask me to, because you're in violation.
You're in violation of your second citizenship. I'm holding true to it. And it is all of our responsibility to stand up. This is the first thing that I have seen on covid, that is an act, that all of us can take. And it is drawing a line in the sand, at our churches. You will not violate our churches. You will not tell us what we can and cannot do, in our churches.
This is not just about covid. This is also about what I can read. What my church can say from the pulpit. Because if you think they're going to stay out of the church, the church, what they are building right now.
The left is building a church. This is a theocracy, that they're building. It looks a lot like fascism. But fascism always has some sort of religion attached to it. Something that you are to believe, thank be proved, that you are to believe.
We're going to reimagine the police. How? Where? When? What does that look like? Any test results from that? When do we reevaluate if that works or not?
You're asked to just sit down, shut up, and believe. And if you have any questions, that's the dark side that is giving you those questions. Don't ask those questions. Don't even think about those questions.
That is an old style church. I mean, when I say old, Dark Ages-style church.
We need to start standing together. So go to Acts529.com. That's Acts529.com. You can send it to your pastor easily. You can sign the statement. You can share it, and you can email officials.
January 1st, 2023. They are going to be emailing all of the officials. Local, state, and federal jurisdictions, to inform them, that these churches are standing.
Well, that's going to put me on a list. Yeah. Yeah.
Yep. You know, there's also another list, called the Book of Life. Yeah, that one is going to be checked too. I wonder what you're doing, or failing to do, I wonder if that helps your name on the book of life. Because in my book, that's the only one that matters.
It's time for our pastors, to find their strength and to find their purpose.
You know, we're all being tested. And I've always looked at this as a good thing. We're being tested right now, can I actually do what you're supposed to do? Can you actually be the person that you were born to be?
Not the person -- oh, I don't know. I don't want to do that. No, I don't want to be one of those people.
Because I don't. I don't want to do any of this. I really don't.
Dr. Rob Schneider the other day, feels exactly the same way. He's like, I got money. I can just go away. I can just go away. Live a happy life. Just unplug, and be fine. By the time they get to me. It will be long time down the road. Probably be dead. Wouldn't mind it.
I was born and so were you, for this time. And all that is required is for us not to go over the cliff with the rest of society.
And that just means you have to stand up, and draw a line in the sand. And say, no. I'm not going there.
Because this is how crazy it's gotten. Here in a very small town, in Texas, Roanoke. Over the weekend, there was a -- a trans -- a family friendly trans show.
It wasn't family friendly. It wasn't. No. You want to take your kids to that. Fine.
I don't get it. But okay. Fine.
You want to have your kids put money, give money to them for their dancing.
Okay. I don't know exactly what you're teaching your kids. But you apparently don't. Or if you do, what the hell is wrong with you?
You know, Biden is going to give this big gun speech this week. He's bound and determined to take AR-15s off the market. Okay. Okay.
Well, not in my town. Not in my town. Because my town gets the Constitution. But all right. That's what you want to do.
I would have to call you somebody, like a dictator. Because that's what dictators would do. Change the Constitution. Change the Constitution.
You want to do that, you believe you have -- you're in the majority, go ahead.
Change the Constitution. It allows you to do that. Just amend it. By the way, the Second Amendment, no longer applies. Go for it. A dictator just goes around that. We had people that were Antifa, dressed all in black, with the black masks and everything else. That were actually using ARs, from the roof of a garage. They were taking sniper positions, in this little town over the weekend. Did anybody on the left say anything about that? Did they have a problem?
How about this one? If you're thinking, I don't -- I don't want to be one of those people. I'm not going to sign that. I'm not going to send it to my pastor to sign.
The Satanic Temple is scheduled to host an event in September, at a Pennsylvania high school auditorium. According to the TST's flyer, that's The Satanic Temple's flyer, the back-to-school fundraiser is a family friendly night filled with arts and crafts, science experiments, live demos, refreshments, and fun for all ages.
Northern York County School District previously voted 8-1 to reject a resident's request to form the TST-sponsored after-school Satan's Club. But they had to let them have a little party, you know, there. To have a fundraiser.
Hmm. Do they? If you don't think, that we are fighting evil, unlike anything you've ever seen before, in your life. Then you -- you don't get it. We're not fighting -- we really are not fighting. Boy, this rings so true to me now. We don't fight flesh and bone. We are fighting principalities. Princes of the air. We are fighting evil. We are.
Tell me what line can be crossed, after man boy love. Minor attracted adults. After we mainstream pedophilia, what -- what is the next line, okay?
What is it?
Because I don't see one after that one. If that's the where we're, no, I'm not going. I'm not going.
And so I will stand against all of these incursion into my life, because I have certain rights. And they're guaranteed to me, through the Constitution, and God. God gives them and guarantees.
The Constitution is to guarantee that government won't do anything about it. And, you know what, they will continue to take and take and take, until we all put our differences aside, and march together, and say, you know what, we still hold these things to be self-evident. And we're not going away. And you're not going to frighten us. Oh, you're going to put us in jail. I don't like it. I don't like it. But if that's what it takes, but that's not going to work, unless we all stand together. Start with the pledge. Acts529.com.