1. The latest guidelines we have from the federal government is to refrain from social gatherings of more than 10 people, and in some cases practicing complete social distancing. There are three reasons why we think it is important for us at Living Faith to comply with this rule:
A) Love for you (Philippians 2:4, 1 Peter 2:11). The last thing we want is for you to be sick, and it would further sadden us if we made you sick. As those who shepherd you in your walk with Jesus Christ and who are tasked by God to look out for the progress of your soul, we know this also means we should be mindful of how we can protect and preserve your body for your encouragement and the glory of God.
B) Love for neighbor (Matthew 22:39, Galatians 6:10). By complying with the directive concerning social distancing, we actually help mitigate the spread of the virus and contribute to its eventual containment.
C) Submission to governing authorities (Romans 13:1-2). We should be mindful that any form of resistance to what our government is telling us to do about this virus would be resistance to the Lord himself. It is righteous to obey these directives and unrighteous to reject them.