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Church Cancelled Due to CoronaVirus. Lack of Faith -or- Exercising Common Sense?

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posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:03 PM
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Friday, March 13, 2020

Just received a message from Church that it's cancelling "in attendance" service this coming Sunday, due to CoronaVirus-19.

Instead, the Pastor and Choir will be there, along with a cameraman/tech guy to Stream the service live via the Internet.

Does this represent a lack of FAITH in God protecting his faithful, as promised in the Bible?

Or, is it exercising good common sense, since a lot of Senior Citizens are among the 1,200 members? (Seniors are most at-risk from Covid-19)

I don't know how collection of Tithes and Offerings ($$$) will work. Maybe that capability will be online too.

-CareWeMust

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posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

You need to contact Augustas.


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posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Church is where ever 2 or more meet in the name of Christ.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: Waterglass
a reply to: carewemust

You need to contact Augustas.


He'll share his wisdom eventually. Probably busy now.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:10 PM
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originally posted by: highvein
a reply to: carewemust

Church is where ever 2 or more meet in the name of Christ.


So technically church isn't really cancelled. Got it!



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

This is good common sense. It's a temporary precaution, and if the congregation has a lot of senior citizens, it's best to err on the side of caution. I know that some people who are homebound get their talks and sermons streamed in every Sunday, so in this day and age, a few weeks of precautionary digital measures is thoughtful and "godly".


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posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Hmmmm... intriguing question... I'm going to say that in this case, it's the thought that counts. Are they doing it as an act of fear or faith? Strength or weakness?

Respecting and trying to live in harmony with the laws of nature (God's creation) can be an act of faith if done in the right spirit.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:24 PM
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originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: carewemust

This is good common sense. It's a temporary precaution, and if the congregation has a lot of senior citizens, it's best to err on the side of caution. I know that some people who are homebound get their talks and sermons streamed in every Sunday, so in this day and age, a few weeks of precautionary digital measures is thoughtful and "godly".


Good point!

My mom used to enjoy listening to podcasts of previous sermons at the church's website. It brought her great comfort her last year when she had so much trouble sleeping.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:25 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

I think it is a pastor that does not want to put his congregation at risk unnecessarily, especially his elder members.

I don't think this speaks of anyone's faith. I think this speaks more of a community's response to a call from the MSM , the State, and the government's persistent request of the people to self isolate.

I am starting to feel concern myself with this strong push for self isolation, and what is the magic in the 2 week time frame starting tonight at midnight?



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:25 PM
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our church is doing something similar. although part of the reason for doing so is due to the fact that many members of our congregation will not be allowed to come, because they are outside of the lockdown. also things have not been made very clear with the lockdown, such as does a church service go against the rules they are imposing against gathering. plus of course some concern about people unknowingly passing the sickness around. although h from what i understand it will just be the sermon, since many of the praise team members are also outside of the lockdown zone.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:27 PM
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It sounds like a fair enough compromise.

I'm sure that God would condone a virtual meeting.

Apparently, he accepts personal faith as legitimate, too.




posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:28 PM
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Well if your pov comes from ancient Judaism, Medieval Christianity or Modern day Islam, your dam right it is a test with no prize other then the Darwin Award.


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posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:31 PM
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posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:36 PM
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You may as well say that if someone does not practice snake handling, they aren't practicing their faith in God then, right?

Sure God protects us, but that doesn't give us license to be stupid.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

I am not a spokesman for God, but just guessing here. . . . . I think he'd be cool with no church for a while.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:42 PM
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People who abuse their faith by redefining everything they over zealously think will be done for them have forgotten that we were put here to endure the valley of thorns we live in, including living with pain and sorrows.

So when someone tries to ridicule faith in God by picking this story about churches closing with the "lack of faith" being highlighted as a possible reason for the closures, exposes anyone saying this as a fool.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:45 PM
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I read about that yesterday along with another article about some pastor in the Houston area defrauding elderly congregants. These scam artists are despicable.

Preying on the elderly, the weak-minded, and the infirm is the lowest most contemptible thing someone in their position could do, but, the world is full of of self-serving greedy charlatans.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed

True. It always makes me cringe to hear hateful faithless comments by people when a church burns down or some other catastrophic event like a hurricane or tornado destroys it.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:52 PM
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I suppose another way to put it was that one of the temptations Satan gave to Jesus in the desert was to invite him to jump because as the son of God, God surely wouldn't let him fall.


Jesus answered him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.’”
Matthew 4:7



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
Friday, March 13, 2020

Just received a message from Church that it's cancelling "in attendance" service this coming Sunday, due to CoronaVirus-19.

Instead, the Pastor and Choir will be there, along with a cameraman/tech guy to Stream the service live via the Internet.

Does this represent a lack of FAITH in God protecting his faithful, as promised in the Bible?

Or, is it exercising good common sense, since a lot of Senior Citizens are among the 1,200 members? (Seniors are most at-risk from Covid-19)

I don't know how collection of Tithes and Offerings ($$$) will work. Maybe that capability will be online too.

-CareWeMust



Church is not necessary to show faith.



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