A great blessing happens during the 1,000 years mentioned in Revelation 20.
Unfortunately, the Rev. Orville Jones said the road still being traveled is all too familiar. "How many times do we have to go down that same road?" said Jones, an African-American who pastors First Baptist Church in Quincy.
People in Illinois will be allowed to attend worship services starting this weekend without fear of prosecution as the state enters Phase 3 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's "Restore Illinois" reopening plan.
The Rev. Leo Enlow hopes the agreement is the first step of more to come. Earlier this week, the Catholic Church of Illinois and Gov. J.B. Pritzker reached a consensus to permit a reopening of the churches — in phases.