I would argue that the most troubling and obvious issue plaguing Christianity today is the fear of death. Coronavirus has ripped cover off that secret. It’s been exposed and there is no hiding this terrible and shameful fact. We, the people of the resurrection are afraid, nay, terrified of inevitable death. Our treasures have been stored here in our temporal life and we shake our fists when an aged person beyond 80 years old dies. “It isn’t fair,” we cry in anger. It is as though we believe that death is a punishment and that earth is heaven.(more…)
Christians have been persecuted since the time of Christ. In many countries today, it is still extremely dangerous to attend church and to be a Christian. Christians are bombed, dismembered, raped, crucified, and shot, but they gather for worship anyway, accepting the risk and God’s will in their lives. They are willing to die (a real and probable threat) for their faith.
Here we are in the West Christians and are afraid to gather for worship because of a small chance we might catch a virus and and even smaller chance we might die from it. Many Christians who are wanting to go to church during this time, are being called foolish by other Christians for their faith and need to commune with God. Lord have mercy. Let us be fools for Christ.(more…)