Bolivia Finally Gives Evangelicals the Same Rights as Catholics
Evangelicals in Bolivia received a major religious freedom boost this week from the same administration that banned evangelism last year.
Months after Evo Morales criminalized proselytizing‚ÄĒbefore swiftly reversing course‚ÄĒthe Bolivian president reached out to Christians to help draft legislation to recognize evangelical churches and institutions. This week, he made it official.
‚ÄúWith this law, all churches have the same rights,‚ÄĚ said Morales. ‚ÄúThere is equality. There is neither a primary nor a secondary nor an underground church like before. Now it is a team effort and fight."...
From article:- ""These legal rights will also allow the government to regulate and tax the groups, said Lino C√°rdenas, president of the constitutional committee of Bolivia‚Äôs chamber of deputies.
‚ÄúChurches have the full right to profess the faith but they also have obligations before the state, which must regulate them to ensure that the population is not deceived,‚ÄĚ he said.""
Oh Goody!! The Government will 'regulate' the churches??
That should have interesting consequences!!
Acts 5:28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. 29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men."