“Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. But the LORD of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.” (Isaiah 8:12-13)
The Covid19 pandemic is turning out to be deadly to body and soul.
Conspiracy theories implicating doctors, scientists, politicians, and other public figures are running rampant all over social media.
Let’s get this straight…the heart of every one of these theories is a violation of the Ninth Commandment not to bear false witness.
The fact that someone is a public figure doesn’t give anyone the right to speak evil of them, especially in the church, especially without proof.
Despite this, it is the politicized evangelical who spreads the lies faster and farther than anyone.
The current wildfire is spreading is the “Plandemic” movie…that took about 15 minutes to discredit with a tad of real research.
We will give an account for every word at the judgment and the church will bear the shame before then in the culture for spreading disinformation…especially if people die from believing the lies…
Speaking of death and dying… Jack Hibbs and his Calvary Chapel comrades better hope that their megachurches don’t become Covid19 hotspots.
In the early years of the CC movement a pastor was supposed to opt out of Social Security to prove that they were true believers in the Rapture.
As a result, many of these men have no retirement income and will have to work until the day they die.
I think opening up the churches now will be another litmus test of fidelity to the political ideals of this group and “faith” in their leaders.
Putting that many people at risk takes more faith than I ever want to have…
Our elected officials are being branded tyrants and dictators for their reactions to the pandemic.
While I can sympathize with some claims of overreach, my guess is that if I was responsible for the health and well being of millions of people I’d have longer arms than I should have as well.
None of us were prepared for this, we’re all just trying to survive it with some sort of society intact…
The most heartbreaking aspect of all this to me is the fact that long friendships are being ruined seemingly every day, all day long.
“Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?” (Galatians 4:16 ESV)
In too many cases, the answer has been “yes”.
Choose to love them anyway…
This pandemic is bringing death in many forms…we’ll see what lives on when the crisis has passed…