Revivalist Bert Farias writes in the spirit, style, and plainness of speech of the old timers.
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The Flaming Herald, from Bert Farias
Monday, March 23, 2020
The Question No One Is Asking About the Coronavirus

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The coronavirus is dominating conversation across America and the globe. Many are getting tired of the constant squabbling and contention it seems to be producing among believers. Personally, although it is a serious crisis, the varying opinions of both preachers and many saints is providing some entertainment and even humor for me. It's sort of like the story of the blind man in John 9.

First, the question was asked by Jesus' disciples why a certain man was born blind. Did his sin or the sin of his parents cause him to be born blind? The question was completely off center. It was not the right perspective. They were seeing things through the lens of the law. Jesus offered them God's perspective.

"Neither this man nor his parents sinned. But it happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him" (John 9:3).

Then after Jesus healed the blind man the haggling began among the townsfolk and religious leaders of the identity of both the blind man and Jesus. It's quite humorous. You should read it. It reminds me of the constant wrangling and disputing over the coronavirus.

"Is it some kind of conspiracy?"

"Should the church close its doors to services?"

"Why are we fearful and hiding?"

"Should we obey the laws of the land to not meet?"

"Shouldn't the church be holding prayer meetings, evangelizing and healing the sick?"

My question is: "Is this a litmus test on the pulse of the American church?"

Questions We Actually Should Be Asking

In light of the increasingly gross darkness and antichrist spirit that is in the world, here are the questions more Christians should be asking, especially our church and ministry leaders:

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