A Biblically correct response to government & COVID-19

Regarding COVID-19: I’m starting to see occasional posts about how Christians, by meeting, are spreading the virus. Sadly, there is some truth to it. A few Christians are insisting that our rights are being attacked, and we must defy the government and meet anyway.

That is biblically very wrong. Per Romans 13, we are to obey the government. What is being asked for is common sense. What some forget is that our real “national religions” have also been shut down as well: professional sporting events, and Hollywood.

At Faith & Reason ministries, we continue to explore different ways of meeting virtually. Like other churches we are affiliated with, we’ve stopped our normal church services at our regular location. Much as we’d like to meet, this isn’t about “us” and what we wish we could do. This is about the well-being of the community we are part of. Please stay home, and worship via an online connection, or other options.

15 Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.
16 And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.
18 Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.
19 And I urge you all the more to do this, so that I may be restored to you the sooner.
20 Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord,
21 equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (Heb. 13:15-21 NAU)