“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:24-25
Our Commonwealth is celebrating an immense victory for religious freedom as the Governor has signed House Bill 43, the “Church is Essential Act” into law. The fundamental human right of Kentuckians to worship and exercise their faith, especially during times of crises and emergencies is now protected by law in our state.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Kentucky saw an increase of attacks that became more prevalent than ever on the Church and our right to religious liberty. Governing officials, including Gov. Beshear, demanded that the Church close or drastically limit the number of people who could worship together all the while convenience stores and casinos were allowed to remain open for business.
Praise be to God, churches in Kentucky will never again be targeted unfairly by governing officials. Executive Director of The Family Foundation, David Walls said, “Thanks to HB 43, churches will be rightfully recognized as essential in Kentucky, and the Governor’s emergency powers will never again be abused to shut down churches or discriminate against religious organizations.”
As believers, we know that in Scripture the Body of Christ, the Church, is instructed to assemble together often to worship our Lord Jesus Christ. Thankfully, now in Kentucky, this Scriptural command is protected by law.
LET US PRAY…
Father, thank You, for our precious right to religious liberty. Lord, we praise You, for the passing of House Bill 43 that protects our right to assemble together and worship You. Father, please protect Your church from any and all attacks that are launched at it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.