Though I could agree with the tyrants that the vast majority of churches are “non-essential” and their failure to defy the tyrants affirms their non-essentiality – the tyrants need to be confronted and the churchmen rebuked.
The churchmen of our day have not learned that a tyrant cannot be appeased – he must be confronted. Why is that? Perhaps because the vast majority have never fought to begin with. They have never confronted the evils, tyrants, and idols of our day – as historic Christianity has always done.
Think if the churchmen stood and opened their churches – the lie of this virus would be exposed. If they opened their churches – elderly people would not be isolated from their families. If they opened their churches – people would be able to get their needed and legitimate healthcare needs met because the medical facilities wouldn’t be waiting around for this crush of covid patients that doesn’t materialize. If they opened their churches – healthcare workers wouldn’t be getting laid off across our state and around the nation. If they opened their churches – millions of people would not be out of work. If they opened their churches – the businessmen would be emboldened to open their businesses. The businessmen – because of the statist hell we live in are licensed and regulated by the state – they have much more to lose than us churchmen do. If you opened up your churches – the tyranny would be blunted.