James Coates is the pastor of GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Canada who was jailed for refusing to comply with COVID-19 mandates issued by Alberta Health Services. The preacher is in custody following a series of health department inspections and requests to comply with coronavirus regulations.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police visited Coates following church services twice in February, and told him he would be arrested. He turned himself in the following Tuesday, according to his lawyer, James Kitchen of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.
Coates appeared in court for a bail hearing this week, and refused to comply with bail regulations, according to Todayville. His next court appearance is scheduled for February 24.
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Listen to Pastor Coates sermon before his arrest. It is excellent.
Such a churchman is rare. Please remember him in your prayers, and exhort your churchman to stand true to Christ and quit obeying the tyrannical actions of civil government regarding covid.
The doctrine of the lesser magistrates is demonstrated by the interposition of lesser civil authorities. When the superior authority (like a governor or federal judiciary) acts lawlessly – it is the duty of the lesser magistrates to interpose and not obey their unlawful actions. The lesser magistrate doctrine was first formalized by Christian men in 1550, but has also been seen in non-Christian nations showing it is natural to man.
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