Video: Pastor Chuck Smith Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
A Letter from
Pastor Chuck Smith:
Jesus taught us in Matthew 10:16, “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Therefore, as a prudent measure and believing this to be from the Lord, I believe we at Calvary Chapel should be in support of this amendment. Isaiah 1:17 exhorts us to seek judgment and to relieve the oppressed. This amendment would help to accomplish just that.
The core issue is that we desire to continue to freely share our faith in Jesus Christ as well as every part of the Bible. We will need to gather almost 1 million signatures. Please let us know if you will be willing to gather signatures when the time comes to do so by contacting Pastor Allan Esses at PastorAllan@YesJesusIsLord.Org. If passed, the amendment will serve as a wise preventative measure to help in our calling as pastors to feed His sheep. Let’s keep in prayer and remember the battle belongs to the Lord.
This Amendment states a person can use any part of the Bible as authority without it being a crime, hate crime or unlawful to do so. It provides clarity of protections in our laws for anyone when using the Bible as authority. It cannot be interpreted as a crime, hate crime, unlawful, or as disrupting the peace and safety of the State when communicating views on any area of the Bible; and for anyone to freely proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord to the glory of God the Father; and to share all the counsel of God’s Word, the Bible. A person using any part of the Bible’s content as authority may freely communicate any view about, for, or against various actions and principles at public or private gatherings, or in any communicative medium and circumstances without it being a crime, hate crime or unlawful to do so.
To find out more on this Amendment to the California State Constitution please contact PastorAllan@YesJesusIsLord.org. You can sign the petition, get info on how to hold a petition drive at your church, group meeting or become an individual circulator.
“It is time for thee, Lord, to work; For they have made void thy law.” Psalm 119:126
Calling to Ministry
Isaiah 6:8 says: “Also I heard the voice of the
Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?
Then said I, “Here I am: Send me.” Isa 6:9 “And he
said, Go, and tell this people. Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and
see ye indeed, but perceive not.”
The attack upon Jesus Christ
and the Word of God has been steadily increasing with each passing day.
It seems that the day is approaching, and is already here, when we as
Christians, will be prohibited and prevented from declaring the full
counsel of God’s word in this state and this country.
YES JESUS IS LORD. ORG is a Bible based Christian ministry of
Born-again, Bible-believing, Spirit-filled Christians dedicated to
sharing by the power of the Holy Spirit, through God’s Word, the
Bible, the hope, love and eternal life that can only come through faith
in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, God who came in the
flesh, who died and shed His blood on the cross for our sins, was
buried, and was bodily raised from the dead and by faith in Him alone,
we have eternal life. John1:1-3, John14:6, Rom: 10:9, Eph 2:8-9, Act
3:19. 1 John 5:7, KJV.
We are dedicated to bringing glory to God the Father, God the Son and
God the Holy Spirit, one God in three persons, eternally existent, and
these three are one. 1 John 5:7, KJV
Purpose of Ministry
To proclaim God’s love, through God’s
Word, the Bible, that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the
Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit. John 3:16, 1 John 5:7 KJV
To share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Gospel of God,
(Romans 1:1-4, 1Cor 15:1-4, etc.), to all unbelievers, as declared in
the Scriptures, “therefore go into the highways, and as many as
you find, invite to the wedding”...Matt 22:9…”Go
therefore and make disciples of all men” Matt 28:18-20; That they
“may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the
fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his
death;”. Phil 3:10
To exhort and encourage believers:
To boldly stand up, in love, for Jesus Christ and
God’s Word, to declare all the counsel of God’s Word, as
proclaimed in the Scriptures, “for I have not shunned to declare
to you all the counsel of God”. Acts 20:27; filled with the Holy
Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:31;
To “earnestly contend for the faith which was
once delivered unto the saints.” Jude 3; For God has not given us
a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Tim
To: “know whom I have believed, and am
persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him
against that day.” 2 Tim 1:12;
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and
be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason
of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” 1 Peter 3:15;
In keeping with the calling and the purpose of our
ministry, to freely proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we are
proposing a California Constitutional Amendment and Initiative Statue that will guarantee our freedom to share and teach the whole
counsel of God’s Word.
Legislation is contemplated, pending, and already passed, to make it a
crime or hate crime for Christians from using all of God’s Word
in and out of the church. It is considered a crime, in some places, to
call certain behavioral actions a sin.
The threat of persecution for stating that Jesus Christ is the only way
to salvation is even discussed now in some circles. John 14:6 Jesus
said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto
the Father, but by me.”
To see the Amendments and Initiative Statutes passed
so that we can freely share our faith in Jesus Christ and His Word.
For all Born-Again, Bible believing, Spirit filled
Christians will stand up, in love, in these last days for Jesus Christ
our Lord and Savior and share the truth of His Word.
An opportunity to share with unbelievers the Gospel
of Jesus Christ.
Purpose of Amendments
To guarantee that we may freely share the love and hope
of Jesus Christ and the full counsel of God’s Word, the Bible.
The right of any person to declare all the counsel of
God, by using all or any part of the Bible’s content as an
authority in or out of the church.
To guarantee that it is not a crime, hate crime or
otherwise unlawful for any person to use all or part of God’s
Word, the Bible’s content as authority, in or out of the church.
Consequences without Amendments
As believers in Jesus Christ, we shall suffer further
erosion and abridging of our Constitutional rights, of freedom of
religion and freedom of speech, etc. under the 1st and 14th Amendments.
There will shortly come a time when we will no longer be permitted to
legally share the full counsel of God's Word and that Jesus is "the
way, the truth and the life and no man comes to the Father except by Him". For what is at stake is: Our religious freedom, to worship,
praise, share and teach about our great God, the God of Abraham, Isaac
and Jacob, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to rightly divide
God's holy Word in this great country.