On Sunday I preached on the persecuted church from Acts 4. A friend of mine forward an article to me discussing how the County of San Diego is considering legal action against a couple who is hosting a bible study in their home each week. The county claims a “Bible study does not constitute religious assembly under the county’s land use regulations, which refer to religious assembly as religious services at synagogues, temples and churches.” They are claiming the couple must seek a permit to gather with other believers in their home. This happens every few years in some city or county around the USA. Thankfully each of these cases has always been found in favor of the first amendment’s freedom to exercise religion. Yet the persistence of such attacks goes to show that even in America, the foundations are being laid for a full fledged persecution.