A pastor in Baltimore, Maryland, tore a ‘stop and desist letter’ in entrance of his congregation on Wednesday, after he was ordered by native officers to cease internet hosting in-person companies throughout coronavirus lockdowns.
The Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan had introduced on Friday that locations of worship may reopen at 50 % capability.
Nevertheless, a service officiated by the Calvary Baptist Church Pastor, Stacey Shiflett was attended by tons of of the church members.
The event prompted an motion from the Baltimore Council Executives who determined in opposition to it on an area stage.
The Pastor was held in violation of Baltimore County Division of Well being and Human Companies order and was given a advantageous of $5,000.
Despite the specter of a advantageous, on Wednesday, he returned to the church the place he tore a cease-and-desist letter from native officers in entrance of his congregation.
In response to him, Pharaoh doesn’t get to dictate to God’s folks how they worship their God.
He mentioned “God is the one one which defines the sides.
“God is the one one which communicates his will and his plan for his church, not Egypt.
“With this cease-and-desist letter in my hand, the Bible says to the New Testomony church not forsaking the assembling of yourselves collectively as the way of some is, however a lot extra as you see the day approaching.
“The nearer we get to Jesus coming again, the extra church we must be having, not much less church.
“Now that’s God’s parameters.
“So, I’m tearing up this cease-and-desist order proper right here, and I’m telling you proper now, we’re gonna do it God’s manner!
“God tells us easy methods to worship Him, no person else will get to try this.”
— Stacey Shiflett 🇺🇸 (@staceyshiflett) May 21, 2020