'This is not the way Jesus lays out for us': Pastors condemn storming of US Capitol

Matt Chandler, lead pastor of the Village Church and president of the Acts 29 church planting network, said on social media he was “heartbroken” about the events that occurred in Washington, D.C. 

“Nothing breaks my heart more than seeing Jesus’ name on the flags waving there. This is not the way Jesus lays out for us,” he wrote. 

In a video message, the pastor said there’s a “heartache” in his spirit "for our nation that's just so sick.”

“That sickness is sin," he said. “And we're in desperate need of a savior, but it is not the savior of those flags waving at the Capitol right now that have our King's name.”

Chandler issued a call for prayer for the nation and urged people to “consider how we got to this moment.”

“Personally, I just think it's a mixture of biblical illiteracy, a lack of spiritual power, and a lack of serious discipleship,” he said. “This battle is not against flesh and blood, it is against principalities and powers.”

“We're in desperate need of an outpouring of the Spirit of God,” he said. “Will you join me as we pray and ask God to help heal our nation, pour out His Spirit on our nation, and then to ultimately keep those safe who are in harm's way.”

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