Churches that have shuttered their doors – whether out of fear or in appeasement – have laid the groundwork for further capitulation. What else will they sacrifice to escape criticism from bureaucrats, or gain approval from the media? What the dictators in China do to Christians by force and violence, American pastors risk doing to their congregations through their cowardly silence.

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God seems to delight in a subversive humor that puts tyrants in their place.