Seven Algerian churches face closure this week after the governor of their province sent them written notice that they were operating illegally.The notice on Sunday (May 22) from Police Chief Ben Salma, citing a May 8 decree from the Bejaia Province governor, also states that all churches in all parts of the country will be closed for lack of compliance with registration regulations, but Christian leaders dismissed this assertion as the provincial official does not have nationwide authority.All buildings permanently designated for or in the process of being designated for the practice of religious worship other than Muslim will be permanently closed down in all parts of the country, as well as those not having received the conformity authorization from the National Commission, Salma stated in the notice. ...read more: http://bit.ly/jeizoS
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
God may your Gospel continue to spread in Algeria despite the devil's opposition.
When will the world understand and know, its not about the building for True Christians. You can shut down buildings but the Body of Christ is a Living Breathing thing that is very much alive and moving. There is a apart of me that wishes the United States would shut down the "church buildings" here it might cause the masses to be the church rather than attend the church.
Wise insight. The shutting down of churches in this country may yet happen. The persecuted are praying the American church will experience persecution so we will be the church. Dare we ask God to remove the 501c tax exempt from our churches. Wonder what that would do for our giving. Then I think the motives of our hearts would realy be exposed.