This site exists to help Christians think Biblically about masks and mask mandates. While many are just trying to love God and their neighbor by submitting to mask mandates, there comes a point where our care becomes compromise, and when that happens, it is no longer love.
It’s unwise to simply assume this new social habit is a God-honoring activity.
A spirit of tribalism has been dominating any theological considerations.
Our actions preach the Gospel. But which “gospel” are we preaching?
The spirit of anti-Christ is at work, hindering our worship and sanctification.
We honor or dishonor God by the way we respond to human authority.
A Christian’s actions must be both legal and loving. Legal, by submitting to the Lordship of Christ, which includes submitting to established human authorities. Loving, by acting in the interest of others, not for our own self-interest. Understanding our allegiances will help us know what actions meet these criteria.
If there is no final place for civil disobedience, then the government has been made autonomous, and as such, it has been put in the place of the Living God…because then you are to obey it even when it tells you in its own way at that time to worship Caesar.
~ Francis Shaeffer
It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience.
~ Article II, Massachusetts Declaration of Rights
There are two viruses, and I do not believe coronavirus is the more dangerous of the two.