I’m happy to report…the church is NOT a “non-essential”!!! As a matter of fact, liberals do not get to assign any designation to the church or place restrictions on us because the first amendment declares: Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion; nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Period! I had to get that off my chest! Now to my tidbit!!
The idea of the ‘Separation of the church and state’ is a Biblical doctrine!!! When Anglican Priest Richard Hooker (1554-1600), created the term he used it to describe an age-old principle…in the Bible!!! He derived the doctrine from scriptures like Matthew 22:17-21; 1Samuel 13:11-14; 1Kings13:1-6. In other words, the purpose of the Bible doctrine of the ‘Separation of church and state’ was not as liberals contend, to remove God* from the state!!** On the contrary, because the Creator God sovereignly gives purpose to all, He gives the state its’ purpose, and the church its’ purpose. The doctrine declares the two purposes are not to be mixed-up; in other words, the separation of Church and State, is the separation of their purposes! Actually, the original God-designed purpose of the ‘Separation of the Church and State’ was to help clarify how the two are supposed to work-together to accomplish God’s purposes! For example, as two people in a marriage are unique, yet they are purposed to work together toward a common objective; so too, although the church and state are unique, they are designed to work together to glorify God!!
Therefore, how does the Church and State work together to defeat the Coronavirus? Here you go:
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
1.God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine
upon us; Selah.
2.That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among
3.Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
3.Pray for the sick. -Mark 16:15-19; James5:14-16. In other words, to heal
4.Care for the sick. -Matt 25:34-40; Is58:10-12; Eze 34:4;
5.Encourage the church and the state, through preaching the Word of
6.Evangelizing the lost (Mat28:18-20)
The government has its responsibility too*** (not in order of importance):
1.to determine a course of action; to set a vision for victory. The plan should include how the
nation will move back to prosperity, once we have overcome.
2.to organize and disperse assistance over affected areas
3.to facilitate the way for scientists to find a cure (Jer33:3)
4.to help health-workers. To ensure they have supplies, and proper rest.
5.to investigate the origin, and to determine a penalty of justice
6.to execute that justice on culprits (Rom13:1-4)****
*or the Bible
**The very fact that liberals even use the Bible doctrine of the’ Separation of church and state’
at all reveals their utter hypocrisy. You can’t use a Bible doctrine to remove either God or His
word! That is apex of irrational thinking!
***Not exhaustive. These are all I could think of as of this writing.
****Remember, the state’s authority also originates in God!
In every moment, the quality of your life is on the line. In each, you are either fully
alive or relatively dead.