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Easter Services NOT on-hold everywhere in Cleveland County!!! Or anywhere else!!! Coronavirus or not!!! From Nellie Williams Facebook Post
April 6, 2020 • 1 Comment

Easter Services NOT on-hold everywhere in Cleveland County!!!   Or anywhere else!!!  Coronavirus or not!!!      From Nellie Williams Facebook Post

Nellie Williams Speaks-Out
April 3 at 1:42 PM·

Attention! After the President’s news conference was over, one of the reporters made the observation that for the first time in our nation’s history we won’t be celebrating Easter. Well let me tell you one thing, he’s dead wrong. We might not celebrate what Easter has become in that there may be no new clothes bought for that Sunday. We might not hide and hunt eggs in mass quantities. We may not travel home to attend church with our family. We might not see some folks at our worship services that we haven’t seen since Christmas, but we’re going to Celebrate Easter. As a matter of fact, every Sunday is Easter Sunday. Every time we assemble for worship, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Pilate couldn’t kill Him and the grave couldn’t hold Him. You think the Coronavirus is going to stop Easter. More people this year will hear the gospel than any other Easter before.
Easter is not just about special programs, although we will still have them at our Church. It’s not about the trumpet call or the mass crowds. It’s the fact that we serve a living Savior who is still transforming lives today. Easter is not only about His resurrection, but our ability to rise with Him. Easter is about the hope of tomorrow and the gift of everlasting life. Yes indeed, we will celebrate. We’ll celebrate what God did for all of us at Calvary. How? By remembering Him. By loving Him. By worshipping Him. By praising Him. Easter for us is every day. Let the celebration begin. Sing with me:
I serve a risen Saviour, He’s in the world today I know that He is living, whatever men may say I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer And just the time I need Him He’s always near He lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Christ Jesus lives today He walks with me and talks with me Along life’s narrow way He lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Salvation to impart You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart. Copy & pass along!

Happy Easter my friends!
Thank you, JESUS!

The Black Regiment.

A post from my friend, Michael Gaddy:

“The King of England feared this regiment of Godly men.

“If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions; and experiences declares that man is the only animal which devours his own kind. ~Thomas Jefferson

Old King George III didn’t do a lot of worrying about the “rabble” in the colonies that were making so much noise and causing trouble with throwing the tea in the Boston Harbor. They would be easy to handle. He would make life unbearable by granting immunity from prosecution to his soldiers. Then he would blockade the port and starve the upstarts into submission. All these atrocities committed against the “rabble” came to be known as the “Intolerable Acts.”

Lost in our revisionist history is the identity of the group of patriots who inspired the colonists. They would be none other than the ministers/ preachers of the colonies. Not even the writings of those such as Thomas Paine did as much to motivate the colonists in their pursuit of liberty, as did those who espoused resistance and civil disobedience from the pulpit. These brave souls recognized unjust rules and despotic rulers and preached against them.

King George, who had prompted many of these men of God to leave England by demanding all of their profession submit to licensing by the crown, came to fear this group he referred to as the “Black Regiment.” So named because of the black clerical robes they wore when preaching.

Without these men of God, it is very possible there would never have been a Declaration of Independence. These ministers were very much opposed to the divine right of kings. Often heard from the pulpit was the cry “Restore the crown rights of King Jesus.”

These robed clerics became the number one source of recruits for what would become the Continental Army. Many of them single-handedly raised many companies of recruits and more often than not were requested by their recruits to be the commanders of their companies. Those who did not join the soldiers wrote many impassioned pamphlets insisting on liberty and freedom. These pamphlets were distributed among the troops and kept the morale of the soldiers high.

General George Washington often turned to this “Black Regiment” for help. He asked Lutheran pastor John Peter Gabriel Muhlenburg of Woodstock Virginia to raise a regiment of volunteers. Muhlenburg, incensed at the actions of the British at Lexington, Bunker and Breeds Hills, consented.

That Sunday, Muhlenburg delivered his sermon from Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8. In conclusion he said, “The Bible tells us there is a time for all things and there is a time to preach and a time to pray but the time for me to preach has passed away, and there is a time to fight, and that time has come now. Now is the time to fight! Call for recruits! Sound the drums!”

With that Muhlenburg tore away his robe and underneath was the uniform of a Virginia Colonel. He pulled his musket from behind the pulpit, put on his three cornered Colonel’s hat and quoted from Nehemiah 4:14, “Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives and your houses.”

As Muhlenburg and his group of volunteers moved towards Charleston, he was able to recruit hundreds more to the cause of freedom. His uncommon courage on the field of battle was an inspiration to many and he came to be known as the Reverend Major General Muhlenburg.

Where are the members of the “Black Regiment” today as a despotic, tyrannical government seeks to enslave us all, send our children to their deaths as they build their world empire and tax and spend us into national poverty? They should surely be listed as missing in action “.

Rebel Madman Home
Here is a post, dated 4/24/2020 from The Triad Conservative.

A blog run by Joe Guarino. Dr. Guarino is a practicing physician in the Greensboro area.

(Gov) Cooper’s Requirement to Postpone Church Until Beyond May 23: What Christians’ Response Must Be

If there is a Pastor here in Cleveland County that would pursue this, please include me.

William Allen Gray

Editor’s Note: Mr. Gray seems to be asking the right questions to all Christian Pastors. Black and White. I wonder what Rev Muhlenburg would think about the corruption that seems to be surrounding the illegal and phony sale by the School Board of the old North Shelby School to the Mr. Calvary Baptist Church and Rev. Lamont Littlejohn. With School Board member Coleman Hunt’s conflicted “Yes” vote-Phillip Glover too. And especially the silence of the Black preachers that publicly say nothing and do nothing.

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