Pastors, Reverends, Priests, Bishops, and Other Faith Leaders, You Are Failing Your Flocks

DO NOT make assumptions. This is how some in the flock get lost or become neglected. Don’t assume they are okay. Don’t assume they don’t need help.

The proceeding may seem harsh and heavy-handed to some. But it needs said.   It is the absolute reality for many.  Many in the flock of Christ have been lost, abused, and neglected in the past two years in the name of zero covid. They have been voiceless, too afraid to speak. Or utterly ignored and dismissed. I have cried with them. Been frustrated along with them. Confused along with them. And very few of ecclesiastical authority seem to care.

I will speak for them. I will put my name to their crying desperate voices and advocate for them, and for their children. I honestly feel I will be damned if I don’t.

This is not pointed at any one specific person or denomination. Several faith leaders of every major christian denomination have a problem. And this post is directed at them.

Some in your flock don’t trust you. “In what regard?” They don’t trust you to listen. They don’t trust you to care. They don’t trust you to stand up for them.  You are equal to Continue reading “Pastors, Reverends, Priests, Bishops, and Other Faith Leaders, You Are Failing Your Flocks”

Myth: As Christians, We Must Always Obey Government

The point of this writing is to squash the canard that “Christians must do whatever government says.” This statement is an absolute. And its principle is not found in scripture. We are not commanded to always obey government.

What this writing is not about, is a call to action. I am not calling for defiance of government. I am not advocating for lawlessness and mobs. I merely want to make it clear that scripture does not command us to blindly obey everything government says. That’s it.

I’ve seen, over the past few months, some verses of scripture posted online to support this canard, but they ignore the context, the historical surroundings, the intent of the author, and subsequent verses. I don’t care Continue reading “Myth: As Christians, We Must Always Obey Government”