Defending the Canadian Pastors from a Disgraceful Public Attack

Covid measures fight

Recently, a pastor in Rochester, NY posted a screed on Facebook accusing the brave Canadian pastors who stood against C-19 measures of “act[ing] foolishly.” The pastor who posted it is an older, experienced man who had been in ministry for many years, and was Adam’s pastor for nearly six years.

The words he used were inexcusable, his charge utterly rancorous, and the implications end up being that men like James Coates and Artur Pawlowski have not been faithful to their duties. These men have stood up in the face of impending tyranny, which since Pastor Ferguson’s Facebook post has only become more obvious and brazen.

I will not go into a detailed defense or history of what has gone on in Alberta and throughout Canada, or how these men have bravely decided to refuse compliance. I will rather focus on this screed on Facebook, and the man I know, who sadly wrote it.

Let his calloused cruelty to his brothers be a warning to all of us: great learning and experience in ministry is no guarantee of sound judgment, even late in life. We are all susceptible to launching attacks for our own justification, which is what I suspect happened here. Beware your own heart.

Adam

If the Churches Don’t Get This, and Soon, They Might as Well Close Their Doors

The damaged of society are:

  • Running everything, from the governments, to the schools, to every institution with responsibility for shaping the future,
  • increasing in number as our collective policies of Safety Above All Things® continues to grip our lives, and
  • convincing the rest of us that we must sacrifice anything and everything to gain marginal scraps of Safety.

The Christian answer to this idolatry of Safety (under the guise of “love of neighbor’), is that there is no safety in following the deception of the world. The churches CANNOT keep the people safe by uncritically following the edicts of a God-hating state.

Here’s how it looks when we see through the Health and Safety® charade (or should we call it a maskquerade?) and a man of God tells the beast to flee the house of the Lord:

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen (1 Pet 5:8-10).

 

Choose Your Fighter: Chinese Coronavirus or Mighty Babylon

Coronavirus

In one corner, a vast, decentralized network of Wuhan’s finest gobbler bugs that you can’t see, who just want to get to know your lungs a little more intimately and overwhelm your national healthcare system, and in the other, the overgrown Babylonian supertower ripe for a nice 10.0 earthquake of God’s wrath.

Are you ready for this fight?