MY TAKE ON:Pastors refusing to stop having services on Sunday.
Two words from me: foolishness and selfishness. These are religious clowns. Case and point is Rodney Howard-Browne, a Florida-based charismatic Christian pastor and Louisiana, pastor Tony Spell.
Spell has declared that no one can force him to stop exercising his religion rights. That no one can “force him to stop preaching Jesus”. The fact of the matter is that no one is attacking his religious freedom. The authorities are trying to slow down the spread of this deadly Corid-19 virus. Apparently he hasn’t read the scriptures in Roman 13:1-5.
“Let every soul be in subjection to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those who exist are ordained by God. Therefore he who resists the authority, withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment. For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Do you desire to have no fear of the authority? Do that which is good, and you will have praise from the same, for he is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid, for he doesn’t bear the sword in vain; for he is a servant of God, an avenger for wrath to him who does evil. Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.”
Not only are these pastors disobeying the Word of God but they are also ASKING FOR THE JUDGMENT of God.
Christians are OBLIGATED to obey the order of the President, Governor or anyone in authority who is trying to PROTECT THE PUBLIC from harm. Now it would be a different situation if the government was truly trying to GO AGAINST THE WORD OF GOD in suppressing our religious freedom. In Muslim and communist countries, Christians are attacked and killed for trying to worship Jesus. Just recently in Africa a Christian pastor was beheaded because he wouldn’t denounce the NAME OF JESUS.
The bottom line is this: To all Christians and church leaders who refuse to stay on in Sunday to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus-
Don’t be so Heavenly or Spiritual minded that you are no earthly good.