PCUSA leader: Churches should 'not rush' to reopen amid COVID-19 pandemic
The head of the Presbyterian Church (USA) cautioned congregations against reopening for in-person services amid renewed concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.
PCUSA General Assembly Stated Clerk, the Rev. Herbert J. Nelson, posted a video online Monday on the issue of churches reopening amid eased restrictions on in-person gatherings.
Nelson explained that while worship is important and restrictions are being loosened, churches should ‚Äútake our time‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúnot rush‚ÄĚ into reopening for in-person services.
‚ÄúRecognize that we are still in the midst of this coronavirus,‚ÄĚ said Nelson. ‚ÄúThe practices that many of you have continued to push through that had been created out of your own imagination even when we were unable to go into sanctuaries and other church buildings, expand upon that."...
Humble One wrote: --- The good thing is that PCUSA is a small part of all churches out there, with Catholics being first, Baptists second. I've heard that in many areas Catholic churches are holding their masses, while the Protestant church down the street remains closed. How can that be?
The Protestant church is more likely to believe you should obey government even if it commands that which is not legal or truth-based.
Interesting to note that Japan has less than 1,000 dead and will be reopening a lot of their clubs and bars, even karaoke bars where people sing (without masks I assume). They never closed down everything, so I wonder how their unemployment numbers were. Remember at the start when they told us that masks were not needed? Everyone knew that--under their breath--they were just making sure nurses, doctors, etc were able to have their masks. Latest thing I heard was that masks do not work well when a beard is involved. The good thing is that PCUSA is a small part of all churches out there, with Catholics being first, Baptists second. I've heard that in many areas Catholic churches are holding their masses, while the Protestant church down the street remains closed. How can that be?
"The head of the Presbyterian Church (USA) cautioned congregations against reopening for in-person services""
PCUSA has been suffering from the dread pandemic disease of PC Liberalism for some years now.
When they reopen they should tell the truth and admit and declare to being an UNBiblical Liberalist satanic organisation.
2Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of."
Churches needed a break, nevermind their 'pastors', so the Almighty might also:
"Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them."
The PCUSA has largely an aging membership still attached to its liberal stances based more in inertia than likely anything else. As such, it bodes well to protect that vulnerable population.
If these folks don't want to open their churches or do so exhuberantly, I fully support their right to make their own decison. What has happened far too widely is that governors have rules by decree and made decisions for churches. The double standard of those decrees vs the decisions to allow and even encourage mass protests, no matter how right the issue, stands as a horrendous injustice.
Meanwhile, if these churches remain closed, they font spread more of their spiritual infidelity.
In this particular instance, some good advice from the PCUSA leadership‚ĚóūüĎćūüė∑
Samantha Pell,¬†Candace Buckner and¬†Jacqueline Dupree¬† wrote: In Texas, North and South Carolina, California, Oregon, Arkansas, Mississippi, Utah and Arizona, there are an increasing number of patients under supervised care since the holiday weekend because of coronavirus infections. The spikes generally began in the past couple weeks and in most states are trending higher.
Data from states that are reporting some of their highest seven-day averages of new cases https://tinyurl.com/y8bl869y is disproving the notion that the country is seeing such a spike in cases solely because of the continued increase in testing, according to data tracked by The Washington Post.
excerpt from,"Coronavirus hospitalizations rise sharply in several states following Memorial Day"