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  • Originally posted by mossrose View Post

    James Coates, the pastor of Grace Life Church just outside of Edmonton, was arrested on Wednesday this week for continuing to hold services which goes against health regulations. He is being held in the maximum security prison in isolation for 2 weeks, and maybe longer until trial. He could have been released except that he refused to accept the conditions for release.

    The majority of the video I posted is the sermon Coates preached last Sunday. If you listen to the intro to the sermon you will get the background to his arrest.
    The goal of covid-19 is purely to suppress the people and the church. This is of demonic origin -- not that the virus is anyway as bad as the demonic oppression done in the name of covid-19.

    People need to wake up that there is a battle against us which is fueled by illusional fears. We are being destroyed for an illusion. We must wake up.

    This scenario fills out my expectation that Revelation 20:7-10 is coming to the forefront now. This example in Alberta is representative of the nations encircling the camp of the saints with intent on destruction of what God has done. This shall fail in the end -- it is just hard to know how soon this end will come. I suspect the end of these evildoers will be within the next 10 years -- or else the evildoers will have finished destroying the environment and the church.
    Last edited by mikewhitney; 02-23-2021, 04:09 AM.


    • Editor’s note: A prior version of this story erroneously quoted lawyer John Carpay of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms as saying he didn’t think the pastor would abide by unscientific public health workers. In fact, he said he didn’t think the pastor would abide by public health orders. The story has been corrected.

      A trial date has been set for a jailed Alberta pastor who is accused of holding Sunday services that violated COVID-19 rules.

      James Coates with GraceLife Church in Spruce Grove, near Edmonton, did not appear in court Wednesday when a date for a three-day trial was set to start May 3. He was arrested last week and remanded in custody after refusing to agree to bail conditions.

      Coates was charged this month for violating Alberta’s Public Health Act and breaking a promise to abide by rules of his bail release, which is a Criminal Code offence. The church has been holding services that officials say break public-health regulations on attendance, masking and distancing.

      John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, the organization representing Coates, said lawyer James Kitchen plans to file an application with the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench seeking the pastor’s release until the trial begins.

      Carpay said Kitchen will argue that the provincial government needs to be held accountable for COVID-19 rules that infringe on constitutional rights.

      “The health orders violate our Charter Section 2 rights to assemble and associate worship, Section 6 rights to move and to travel, and Section 7 charter rights to life, liberty and security,” Carpay said.

      “If the past behaviour is the best predictor of future behaviour, I don’t think it’s likely that pastor Coates is going to abide by public health orders.”

      Several people gathered outside the Stony Plain courthouse in support of the pastor and urged Premier Jason Kenney to lift COVID-19 restrictions on Wednesday.

      “Our governing authorities are acting criminally and all this is against our constitutional rights and freedoms,” said Jasmine Tucker, who has been going to GraceLife Church for 10 years and has continued attending church since Coates’ arrest.

      “We’re devastated by what has happened. We have the right to go to church and worship God the way that God tells us to. We pray that churches will open, that churches stand up and say this is not right.”

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