Given the Coronavirus pandemic, many “religious” persons out of the major religious systems are sounding false alarms and associating this virus with the end-times or Jesus’ return.
I see faith-based groups – both their leaders and those in the pews – totally ignore the social-distancing protocols and meet and they are in close proximity to each other and touching one another. One woman commented,
“I do not care, I have faith and I know the Lord is going to take care of it.”
What a selfish and dangerous attitude! Who is responsible for these attitudes in so many? Well, I see many leaders within this group telling people to continue to meet at church in large groups and not be concerned because “The Lord” is in control. They are responsible for inculcating these incorrect attitudes.
In Moses day when God sent a plague upon Egypt and Moses instructed the people to place the blood of a lamb over their doorposts so that the “Destroyer” or “Angel of Death” or simply, “Destruction” would pass them over Israel: did Moses tell the people to go outside or remain inside? (Exodus Chapter 12:3)
Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. (Exodus 12:22)
Note: Hyssopus officinalis or hyssop is a shrub in the Lamiaceae or mint family native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea. Due to its purported properties as an antiseptic, cough reliever, and expectorant, it has been used in traditional herbal medicine.
Many religious leaders – too many of them – are giving people bad advice. They speak many words with no substance to them. As a result, many people will get sick and die. Maybe they want this result. Maybe they want the elderly to sign over their insurance policies before they expire. Money, however, appears to their motivation,
Words are powerful. They should not be used to “tickle” the ear. They should be used with love and concern. Just telling someone to have faith is like telling someone to go get something to eat and they have no food or money to buy it. Or, to be warm but they have no coat or blanket.
There are men within these organizations who stand themselves up as modern-day Prophets and warners of nations. This should be of concern to all who worship the One God and follow the one who knows the way to Him. Why?
Do Not Trust Men
What these self-proclaim Messengers, Prophets, and Messiahs do not tell you is that they are not be trusted. No man is to be trusted so as to follow them anywhere.
No one of importance. A disciple (student) of Christ apart from the established religious systems who reasons, thinks and concludes matters for myself. Something is not right with the state of religion in the world. The real dichotomy is that we live in a world so full of religion, yet is an evil, immoral, and dangerous place to live. A mental and spiritual separation from this world that Jesus said his kingdom is no part of is the first step to a "break-through" to freedom and entry into a much larger spiritual world where God and Christ resides and the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of God can be accessed.