Planned Parenthood is essential. Churches are not. How COVID 19 exposes the irrelevancy of the church | The Mark Harrington Show | 5-14-20
Heb 10:24-25 reads, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 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.”
Despite that clear admonition from scripture, most churches across America remain closed due to the corona virus because of concerns over the health of their congregants. However, a few churches have been meeting despite direct orders in some states and recommendations not to in others. All the while Planned Parenthood, marijuana dispensaries, liquor stores, big box stores, and other retail establishments where large numbers of people gather and assemble remain open.
Why are most churches unwilling to meet?
On Today’s episode, Mark speaks with pastor Bill Dunfee of New Beginnings Ministries in Warsaw, Ohio whose congregation has been holding worship services throughout the COVID 19 pandemic. Pastor Bill will share how his church refuses to be labeled as non-essential.
The good news is other churches are beginning to follow suit and re-open. In fact, churches in California are planning to defy Gov. Gavin Newsome’s order and re-open on May 31. Read about this HERE: https://bit.ly/3bv0BT5
From the article:
“The clergy of this state are convinced that they must reopen their ministries to fully serve the needs of their communities,” they told the governor.
“The spiritual services of ministries are absolutely essential to the health and welfare of the people of California. Therefore, the religious leaders of California are coming together to make their voices heard in Sacramento. In times of national crisis, the clergy have a responsibility to lead.”
Are pastors being selfish for holding services? By not opening, are churches agreeing with being considered non-essential? Are the churches who meet disobeying the government? What about following Romans 13?
All these questions and more will be answered on The Mark Harrington Show.
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