Los Angeles County is terminating a lease for a parking lot that has been held by Grace Community Church for the last 45 years. Church members believe the decision is in retaliation of the church's recent defiance of COVID-19 health restrictions.
“The most common command in the Scriptures is to sing. And all the derivatives of singing — to praise, to extol,” he said. “It’s more than what happens for 25 minutes on Sunday.”
In the past, he said, Christians would sing all day long — by themselves and with their families. And then they’d gather once a week to sing together.
Getty hopes singing will become part of what he called “a healthy, holistic Christian life.”
As Paul told the Ephesians, “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Those forces are at work anytime there is dehumanizing injustice, in any form, including when peaceful protest becomes indiscriminate violence. And that’s why the Church must be the church, Christians must have a worldview big enough to understand that, in this case, neither politics nor policy offer long-term solutions.