The coronavirus, in many ways, is a test for our culture. The threat of the coronavirus changes based on the experts you get your information from. What I’m going to talk about is public policy and the impact this virus has on our culture. Easter is coming up soon on April 12th. Many churches are closing down and we are not coming together at church. We are afraid of death when we are celebrating how Christ conquered it. As a church it is hard to reach people when we are social distancing. Are we being tested?
We are essentially stopping living to stay alive. Staying at home all day and ceasing personal interaction is bad for you personally. Idle hands are the Devil’s playground. You get lost in your own thoughts instead of intentionally living your life. You can have personal interactions with people while not exposing them to the coronavirus. People who are depressed are going to get more depressed during this time. Would they say this is living or would they say this is only staving off death?
The Great Commission should be the churches battle call. There is something way worse then death, hell. Our world will continue to have plagues and have pandemics. What our world needs more then ever is Christ. We celebrate soon the Resurrection of Jesus. The most important thing the us Christians celebrate. Why are we going to stay at home during the Easter. Jesus is greater then our fear of the coronavirus. He is worthy for us to come together and worship him.
We live in a decaying culture with passive Christians. These stay at home orders only cements their mentality. Facebook and Twitter has become a battle of virtue signalling among Christians without a mission and purpose. If you belong to a body of believers who value virtue over truth your in the wrong church. The coronavirus exposes these cancerous bodies in the light of day. If they constantly need to exclaim the virtue of what they are doing for the coronavirus they are missing their calling. Virtue is meaningless.
I believe our Church is being tested. Are we seeking the truth about the pandemic? Are we out of focus? The answer is mostly no to both. This is good Friday and are yet we are not willing to suffer at all for Jesus. We want to exist but not live. Our church is confronted with a new religion. If we can’t see the rise of the religion in our culture we will fail.