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respect for marriage

The US Senate has passed the Respect for Marriage Act: “No person may deny full faith and credit to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other State pertaining to a marriage between 2 individuals, on the basis of sex, gender, race, ethnicity, or national origin.”

This bill (
S. 4556) repeals the 1996 Defense of Marriage law which stated, “No State shall be required to recognize a relationship between persons of the same sex as a marriage.”

The 2022 Respect for Marriage Act rejects the teachings of Jesus. And it discards the biological reality upon which the sociology of marriage developed around the world.
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the persecuted church

Sunday 11/6 our church participated in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. As we do every year, Hope Community dedicated our gathering to pray for persecuted Christians from Cuba to Nigeria to North Korea. After hearing painful testimony, we prayed for deliverance of the persecuted and for the repentance of their persecutors.

In China over the past decade under President Xi, persecution of the church has increased. Eugene Bach recounts a 2017 roundtable discussion of American pastors with Chinese evangelist Brother Yun. Regarding persecution, they asked what might be done to stop the Chinese government from ripping crosses off church buildings. Read More…

false teachers

Center for Disease Control director Dr Rochelle Walensky advocates for the mRNA vaccines against SARS-COV-2. She’s received five Covid vaccinations or boosters. Last week Dr Walensky tested positive for Covid—for a second time.

Have we gotten some false teaching about Covid? Read More…