It’s amazing how people trip up about masks, mandates, and vaccines. And when other pastors declare that they don’t impose mandates, command that masks be worn or social distance, or prohibit others from attending service if they haven’t been vaccinated, a special kind of stupid takes over.
Pastors that preach and teach the Word of God. We command and teach the Word and the same people that command that Covid mandates be imposed by the same pastor, are the ones that deliberately ignore the Word of God.
It’s Matthew chapter 15:1-14 all over again.
The mentality of the world has infiltrated into the minds of people.
Paul admonished in Romans 12:2. “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
The fear driven mentality is ruling SOME of the people. Then when you tell them the Word of God, they deliberately ignore the commandment of the Lord.
It’s easier to command people the traditions of the elders, the mandates of the world, and tell them to disregard the commandment of God.
The tradition of the elders and the mandates of the world is sin. Sin is a deliberate act of rebellion against the known will of God. Obeying the commandment of God is a deliberate act of rebellion against the known will of satan.
We understand that it’s a person’s personal choice to obey God. And it’s a person’s personal decision to obey policies, directives, and other reasonable laws. But when you’re forced to comply, you have no choice.
With the Bible, the Lord doesn’t force you to obey Him. However, death is a deliberate incentive to get saved.
With pastors, it’s amazing that you can make people wear masks, social distance, and get vaccinated, but you can’t make sinners get saved, or force believers to obey God’s commandments.
It’s all about choice.
Finally, you’re having it easy commanding people to wear masks, but as a preacher, you can’t stop sinning against God. You can make people get vaccinated, but you can’t stay sanctified.