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In Part 1 of this article, I contended that while there are some faithful and bold pastors, there are simply not enough. I am fully aware of the aphorisms "God can work with one" or "One with God is a majority," but the reality is that the social movements God has most often blessed happen when "critical mass"—not always easy to define—is reached.
If there were enough "biblical applicationalists" (understanding what the Word says on all public policy issues), and pastors who are governmentally astute (recognizing that God created government), sophisticated and articulate (winsomely preaching the Word on God's view of governmental issues) in the United States, we would not be in the condition we are. If Canada had enough courageous pastors, God would not have needed to spark this movement with truck drivers.
Don't misunderstand me. God is happy to use the truckers. He can use anyone He wants, anytime and anywhere. But why did He use them? The truck drivers are the ones who said yes to the call of God. But every pulpit in the United States, Canada and any other nation should have been thundering—yes, that is the appropriate word—with the truth of God on these issues. These are not fundamentally political in nature; rather, they are biblical. Yes, they have political implications. But they are, at the core, biblical—or I should say, "biblical-governmental."
Hundreds of truckers clogging Canada's capital stood their ground and defiantly blasted their horns Thursday, even as police arrested two protest leaders and threatened to break up the nearly three-week protest against the country's COVID-19 restrictions.
Busloads of police arrived near Ottawa's Parliament Hill and workers put up extra fences around government buildings. Police also essentially began sealing off much of the downtown area to outsiders to prevent them from coming to the aid of the protesters.
"The action is imminent," said interim Ottawa Police Chief Steve Bell. "We absolutely are committed to end this unlawful demonstration."
A federal PowerPoint presentation dated March 2, 2021 by the Federal Health IT Coordinating Council makes the following statements:
- "Vaccine Credentials—A Key Element of Recovery Efforts: Proof of vaccination for certain activities is not new. What is new is that such proof may be a critical driver for restoring baseline population health and promoting safe return to social, commercial and leisure activities."
- Its goal is the "coordination and alignment of vaccine credential activities across HHS agencies."
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