Over the past few weeks, I have learned something about many Christians. They think the church is inside a building. They believe if they can't congregate inside of a building they're rights are being infringed. They believe that it's their body and they can do what they want. They want to put their own rights above everyone else--kind of like our left wing brethren. They have forgotten that we are the church whether we congregate inside of a building or not. Many are decrying separation of church and state citing the first amendment.
It has become like the religious right has decided that our nation is a Christian Nation, and depending upon the poll, a little more than half the American people agree with this statement. But it is not true. The United States of America is not a Christian nation, legally and constitutionally.
However, what angered me the most is that Christians are putting their own rights above those of others. Like "If I can't be in church, then my rights are being infringed." Someone please tell me how your rights are being infringed. Rob Boston stated "In normal times, when a house of worship holds its services, how many people attend and what form that worship takes would be none of the government’s business. These are not normal times. The coronavirus has reached the level of a pandemic, and states and cities are taking unprecedented steps to curb gatherings of people. Most schools have closed and events like concerts, plays, lectures, movies, sporting matches, social functions and others have been shut down. The restrictions include houses of worship, and the vast majority of religious leaders are being responsible and have either moved services online or canceled them outright. Some religious leaders have issued thoughtful statements about the need to behave in a way that protects us all during this difficult time."
|This is my church where I can meet |
with my God and worship him.