Why Trump’s Order to Reopen the Churches is a Horrible Idea — A Christian’s Perspective

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Exceptions to the Rule

There have been exceptions. It is at the point of the exceptions that social distancing strategies fail, and pandemics persist. Exceptions take shape when we prioritize individualism above the corporate good. Unfortunately, these exceptions also allow the lens of the national media to highlight ignorance among some within the church.

Responsibility Greater Than Rights

Many of the early apostles and Christians died in state prisons, dungeons, and torture chambers. Their dying breaths were not wasted arguing for their rights but declaring the truth of the gospel for which they were willing to die. The rights to religious liberty are a wonderful thing. Celebrate them. But we should not misplace our rights to religious freedom as something higher than our responsibility toward truth and righteousness. That includes the second-highest command of Jesus — love your neighbor. One of the easiest ways to love your neighbor today is to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus to them.

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JB Shreve

JB Shreve

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