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When Covid 19 first started, understandably, people were afraid. They never heard of a virus like this. We had never been in a pandemic before. People were living by fear.
I went from going to church one Sunday, to the next Sunday, my church was closed, along with most churches in America. There were a few brave pastors who decided to keep their doors open, despite getting fined and threatened.
Being a Christian, one of my favorite verses is 2 Timothy 1:7, which states, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” I wear a bracelet everyday with that scripture on it.
I could not understand that churches were going along with the government, and not following the Bible. As Christians, we should have been the light in this horrible situation, but instead, our Pastors decided to close the churches.
I wrote to my own pastor and advised him to not give in to what the government is saying. I told him to be the example. He did open the doors for services much earlier than other churches, even though we were required to wear masks. After a few weeks, no one was wearing their masks at church anymore.
Two weeks ago, my Pastor did his entire sermon on how the churches failed the people during the Covid Pandemic. I was so glad that he admitted that and said that this will never happen again. We are supposed to be the leaders, and not the followers in this world.
Only time will tell how churches will react if we encounter a pandemic again. My hope is that churches follow the scriptures in the Bible, instead of living in fear.
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