12-27-20The two extreme responses to Coronavirus are DENIAL and FEAR. We Christians should not cave to the fearmongering of the “sci- ence falsely so called” (1 Tim. 6:20), but neither should we deny the real- ity of the virus. There’s a LOT of governmental overreach, hysteria, and culture-programming happening, and I believe it’s fueled by Satan to prepare our society for a global mentality and a submissive attitude. But regardless of falsified facts or false science, it’s not ALL fake.
A Christian worldview helps us understand everything from climate change to Coronavirus, and I believe there’s a middle ground of wisdom that we can (should!) have. We’ve been blessed by God with a brain and endowed with freedom to make choices. We’ve been blessed to live in a country that
protects those freedoms, and blessed to live in a time of incredible advances in healthcare that make survival rates to something like the Coronavirus almost 100%.
Denial says, “It’s nothing!”
Wisdom says, “It’s not nothing, but I’ll decide what to do.”
According to real science (as opposed to “science falsely so called”), only a tiny, tiny segment of society are seriously vulnerable. That’s according to statistics, not the outlying sensational news stories. It’s not nothing, but it’s not something for an entire world to shut down over.
Actor and outspoken Christian Kirk Cameron hosted a Christmas Carol out- door singing activity last week, and had this to say about wise choices:
“It’s important to acknowledge that Christmas caroling without masks does pose a risk. You might contract a cold, the flu, the Chinese coronavirus, or dozens of other airborne diseases. It’s also important to acknowledge that if you do catch COVID-19 and are not immunocompromised or elderly, you have an excellent chance of recovering fully.
“Rather than embracing lockdowns, we should remember that we are in charge of our health and wellbeing, not the government. If you do join one of our gatherings, there is a good chance that you will be yelled at by a COVID-Karen and slandered in the press as ‘careless,’ ‘heartless,’ and ‘defi- ant.’ Instead, they should remember the importance of a cost-benefit analy- sis, while we weigh the risks and the rewards of Christmas caroling with our neighbors during the most wonderful time of the year.
“We should also remember that while singing Christmas songs under a starry sky and holding candle lights to illuminate our copies of the U.S. Con- stitution, you may also be exposed to a feeling of hope, a highly contagious agent known to make your heart swell, your fears diminish, and compel you to love your neighbors as yourself.”