Herald Media: Congregants of megachurches in Louisiana, Ohio, and Florida attended services in defiance of social distancing orders on Sunday morning, even as politicians and doctors took to weekly news shows to warn of coronavirus’s spread in the U.S.
In Louisiana, which has seen a spike in cases and has a shelter-in-place order, the Life Tabernacle Church in the town of Central held services at 10 a.m. More than 550 parishioners attended, about half as many as the week before, pastor Tony Spell told a local news reporter.
His state’s governor raised alarms Sunday that hospitals in nearby New Orleans could run out of capacity for breathing machines within a week as the state’s coronavirus death toll has climbed to the fourth-highest in the country.
“We’re on a trajectory right now where we’ll not be able to deliver the care that people need when they need it,” Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Edwards, who has limited public gatherings to 50 or under, last week urged “all faith leaders to heed this directive” Read More …
Right-wing pastor Rodney Howard-Browne is not about to cancel church or prevent congregants from shaking hands because they are not a bunch of "pansies." pic.twitter.com/C36kBIEWqF
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Opinion: Shutting down churches and nations. How does Romans 13:1-2 apply?
“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”
Paul makes it clear that Christians should be subject to governing authorities and pastors who defy the order are rebelling against God.
Nations open for business
This is the reverse. Some governing authorities have made the decision to keep their economies going and are being silenced by the progressive media. These authorities are in accordance with Romans 13.
I have been skeptical of the idea of shutting down the global economy, since a world-wide depression could prove to cause much more death and misery than the virus.
Twitter Deletes Bolsonaro’s Videos Questioning COVID-19 Lockdown
Continuing in its role as enforcer of politically acceptable speech, Twitter deleted two tweets by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro disputing the government-enforced wisdom that as long as the coronavirus threat persists, people must avoid others at all costs, even if it means economic disaster.
According to Agence France-Presse, Bolsonaro “had posted several videos in which he flouted his government’s social distancing guidelines by mixing with supporters on the streets of Brasilia and urging them to keep the economy going.”
Swedish PM Tells Swedes to Take Responsibility in National Address on Coronavirus
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a rare live television address to the nation on Sunday evening called on all Swedes to play their part in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
Sweden on Sunday had 1,906 confirmed cases of the respiratory disease – or 17 per 100,000 citizens – and 21 deaths.
Do Sweden and Brazil have it right?
If the economy of the United states breaks down and the US dollar plunges, a world order dominated by leftist international monetary groups will take over. Where is America in prophecy?
Thanks to Vason for sending in this headline