Henry Hildebrandt, the pastor of The Church of God in Aylmer, Ontario announced on YouTube that his church has been saddled with $183,000 of fines. His church’s crime? Meeting for in-person services, despite orders to the contrary, from the local health department.
HILDEBRANDT: “We must obey God, rather than man. We must continue to have meetings, which we did on the 16th of May. And he now fined us another $66,000, the total now coming up to $283,000. The Scripture that came to my mind when I saw those fines, as the judge was speaking, the Scripture that came to my mind is that the Lord owns the cattle on a thousand hills. So, for the Lord $183,000 is 183,000, right? He can work that out.”