Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together
“Hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering … not forsaking our own assembling together as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”—Hebrews 10:23-25
The call by federal, state, and county governments across the nation to limit public gatherings to 250, and in some cases, to 100 people (now down to 10—ed.), in the fear of a Coronavirus pandemic, is being accepted by thousands of churches without serious thought being given to the ramifications of such a decision.
After 9-11, millions of people sought out churches for solace, encouragement, and how to cope with their loss. Across the country, anxiety and fear that America was no longer safe from attack drove more millions to seek spiritual guidance within our churches.
Now that each and every person in the nation can be affected by this virus, those fears are accentuated. The Church serves a vital function to a nation and its citizens as the doorway to hope, peace, blessing, and eternal life through Jesus Christ. As such, it is essential to the well-being of the people. The Church doors should not be closed for the very reason they were open after 9-11.
Having been duped by the anti-Christian ACLU to believe that so called ‘separation of church and state’ eliminated or severely restricted pastoral or congregational engagement in the governance of America, our pastors should be wary of government using whatever they can persuade us is a threat to the nation (e.g. global warming and pandemics) to further subdue and silence eternal truth and the voice of the living God.
Violation of our First Amendment “right of the people peaceably to assemble” by pastors falling in line with the government’s call to limit our assembly and it’s blessings, is a failure to understand what is happening in the world at the hands of unwitting and ungodly men and women who are being duped by none other than Satan himself.
The original of this article appeared in a circular email on March 16, 2020, published by Restore America, “Restoring the ‘Eternal Rules of Order and Right’ in America.” Restore America was founded in 1999 to mobilize Evangelical and Born-Again Christians in America to register and vote in every election.
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