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Does the Bible Trump COVID-19 Public Health Orders? Legal Scholars Say No

Does the Bible Trump COVID-19 Public Health Orders? Legal Scholars Say No (RNS) For the past two Sundays, Grace Community Church pastor John MacArthur has defied Californias COVID-19 regulations by opening the doors of his church, allowing un-masked congregants to sing in close proximity to each other.Lawyers for the church say that Grace... Read more

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine the Mark of the Beast?

Editor's Note: This Ask Roger article features insights from Roger's daughter, Brie Barrier Wetherbee, a sought-after Bible teacher and conference speaker, author, analyst, and Christian theologian.Dear Roger,What in the world is all this about a COVID-19 vaccine being the work of the devil or the satanic mark of the beast from Revelation 13? Can you explain why... Read more

Pastor of South Korean church that had thousands of Covid-19 infections arrested

Lee Man-hee, 88, leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in South Korea, publicly apologized for the sect's role in the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020South Korean authorities have arrested the pastor of a church that was at the centre of the country's coronavirus outbreak.  Lee Man-hee, 88, head of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus,... Read more

MAF flies patients in Haiti during COVID-19 – Mission Network News

Haiti (MNN) — An impoverished country faces COVID-19 with sporadic electricity, but Mission Aviation Fellowship is working to bring help and hope in the name of Jesus. COVID-19 in Haiti During COVID-19, MAF has been using their planes to fly patients to Port-au-Prince. (Photo courtesy of MAF on Facebook) MAFs work in Haiti has been... Read more

Pastor John MacArthur Could Face Fines, Be Arrested for Holding In-Person Church Services amid COVID-19

Pastor John MacArthur Could Face Fines, Be Arrested for Holding In-Person Church Services amid COVID-19 John MacArthurs California church is facing possible fines from the county if the church keeps hosting in-person services.According to The Christian Post, MacArthurs Grace Community Church is reopening despite lockdown orders from Gov. Gavin Newsom.We will obey God... Read more

SAT-7 combats COVID-19 spiritual, scientific misinformation – Mission Network News

MENA (MNN) — The rise of COVID-19 has seen the rise of another problem: misinformation. Around the world, people struggle to sort through biased, outdated, or simply incorrect information in order to find the means to keep themselves safe and healthy. In some parts of the world, the confusion isnt just about the science of... Read more

Wycliffe USA supports missionaries during COVID-19 pandemic – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Missionaries everywhere have felt the effects of the pandemic, with many forced to either return to the U.S. or minister with limited ability to travel. Andy Keener of Wycliffe USA explains that many of the organizations missionaries flew back to the country when the pandemic began. We’ve had more than 200 families... Read more

Herman Cain, Former Republican Presidential Candidate, Dies from COVID-19

Herman Cain, Former Republican Presidential Candidate, Dies from COVID-19 After being hospitalized for COVID-19 only one month ago, businessman and former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died. He was 74.Staff detailed Cains battle against the coronavirus in an announcement on his website early Thursday morning.We knew when he was first hospitalized with... Read more

Missionary fears for the worst in Central African Republic as Covid-19 spreads

There are only 50 ICU beds to serve a population of 4.6 million people.(Photo: Reuters)A Carmelite missionary in the Central African Republic (CAR) is fearing for the worst as coronavirus continues to spread around the impoverished country.  While CAR had hoped to be spared the worst of the pandemic, cases have continued to rise since... Read more

PTEE continues classes despite COVID-19 and war in Syria – Mission Network News

Syria (MNN) As Syrians cope with years of war and the new reality of COVID-19, the Program for Theological Education by Extension (PTEE) praises God for the ability to continue classes. For years, both Christians and the majority populations in Syria have felt the effects of upheaval. ISIS ravaged homes and cities, making life difficult... Read more

Covid-19 exposed our need for meaningful relationships and community

(Photo: Unsplash/Sarah Noltner)As the UK stumbles back to its commonplace rhythms of pre-pandemic life - albeit with an improved hygiene etiquette, a greater sensitivity to crowds akin to claustrophobia, and perhaps sadly for some, the grief from losing a loved one to Covid-19, we mustn't forget how the loneliness of lockdown exposed both our need... Read more

Biden Seeks to Win Senior Vote in New Ad Criticizing Trump’s Handling of COVID-19

Biden Seeks to Win Senior Vote in New Ad Criticizing Trump's Handling of COVID-19 A new ad blitz will be published by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Bidens campaign this week, aiming to win over the senior demographic by criticizing President Trumps treatment of the coronavirus pandemic.Fox News reports that former Vice President... Read more

Campers Test Positive for COVID-19 after Attending Evangelical Youth Camp in Texas

Campers Test Positive for COVID-19 after Attending Evangelical Youth Camp in Texas (RNS) Hundreds of campers may have been exposed to COVID-19 after attending a Christian camp hosted by Fellowship Church, an evangelical megachurch in Grapevine, Texas. The churchs Allaso Ranch retreat center, located near Dallas-Fort Worth, has been welcoming campers of various... Read more

COVID-19 Is Disrupting Americans Engagement with Scripture

The Story: A recent survey reveals how COVID-19s disruption of in-person church attendance is directly impacting Scripture reading. The Background: At the beginning of 2020, polling by the American Bible Society and Barna Group found that Scripture engagement by adults in the U.S. had risen to 70.9 million, its highest level since measurement by the... Read more

COVID-19: Its Theological Root Cause – and Certain End – TGC Africa

Across the globe today, COVID-19 continues to ravage communities. People in various spheres of responsibility are still grappling with how to make sense of it and serious effort is being directed towards eradicating the disease. Yet even now – can we really say what caused Coronavirus? More importantly, can we say with confidence if it... Read more

Louisiana Governor Fasts and Prays for Three Days over COVID-19

Louisiana Governor Fasts and Prays for Three Days over COVID-19 Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana called on residents to fast and pray for three day, from July 20 to July 22, to bring an end to COVID-19, as reported by The Christian Post.The Catholic Democratic governor shared his intention to pray and... Read more

‘Historic’: Trump Admin. Orders 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine from Pfizer

'Historic': Trump Admin. Orders 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine from Pfizer The Trump administration on Wednesday announced an agreement with Pfizer for production and nationwide delivery of 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, assuming it receives approval by the FDA.The agreement between Pfizer and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)... Read more

Syrian refugees flood back to their war-torn country during COVID-19 pandemic – Mission Network News

Syria (MNN) —Triumphant Mercy Lebanon continues to offer Syrian refugees vocational training, business education, and the hope of the Gospel as many return to their war-torn country. Though the situation in Syria remains difficult, Nuna* of Triumphant Mercy explains that for many, returning seems to be the better option. The pressure for them to go... Read more

Is a Covid-19 vaccine the mark of the Beast? No, says Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff

(Photo: Unsplash/Aaron Burden)Kanye West told Forbes magazine he's "extremely cautious" about the possibility of a vaccine for the coronavirus But Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff thinks the rapper has misinterpreted Revelation chapter 13.  West, who converted to Christianity recently, said children were "being vaccinated and paralyzed". "So when they say the way we're going to fix... Read more

Do We Have Freedom or Responsibility to Wear Face Masks during COVID-19?

3. Are Your Actions Considerate of the Most Vulnerable in Our Communities? Matthew 25:40 says, And the King will answer them, Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.Over the past months we have found that certain groups are more... Read more

Mental illness is ‘likely to be accentuated’ by Covid-19, says Christian psychiatrist

(Photo: Unsplash/Corina Rainer)One of the UK's most distinguished psychiatrists has welcomed the advent of online psychotherapy as a potential life saver. David Enoch, who has 65 years of active clinical practice under his belt, has worked hard over the years to present a credible and attractive Christian voice within his profession, authoring such acclaimed works... Read more

A Simple Plan to Welcome Calm during COVID-19

The two most popular words currently are unprecedented and uncertain. The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the globe, leaving many wrestling with fear and worry. Millions have lost jobs and hundreds of thousands have lost loved ones. Just when we thought things were getting better, the numbers are again on the rise.Along with the uncertainty, fear... Read more

Liberty University launches $10m lawsuit against New York Times over Covid-19 stories

Liberty University in VirginiaFacebook.com/Liberty UniversityLiberty University is suing The New York Times for $10 million over a series of news stories published earlier this year about the evangelical Christian school's response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a lawsuit filed in Lynchburg Circuit Court on Wednesday, the Virginia-based academic institution also named New York Times reporter Elizabeth... Read more

New York Pastor Says God Began to Heal Him from COVID-19 after His Doctor Prayed for Him

New York Pastor Says God Began to Heal Him from COVID-19 after His Doctor Prayed for Him A New York pastor says God began to help heal him from coronavirus after his doctor prayed for him.In a YouTube video by The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Pastor Benjamin Thomas of The Queens... Read more

Could a COVID-19 Vaccine Be the Mark of the Beast? Hank Hanegraaff Answers

Could a COVID-19 Vaccine Be the Mark of the Beast? Hank Hanegraaff Answers Could a COVID-19 vaccine potentially be the mark of the beast as referenced in Revelation 13:18?Author and Christian talk show host Hank Hanegraaff tackled that question on his Bible Answer Man broadcast this week following comments by singer Kanye West,... Read more

Horrific attacks on India’s Christians continued despite Covid-19 – reports

(Photo: Unsplash/Sylwia Bartyzel)Christians in India have experienced an increase in persecution during the coronavirus pandemic, a new report has revealed.  The report from the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) documents 135 cases of discrimination against Christians in the first half of 2020, including the murder of two Christian men and a teenage boy.  Other instances... Read more

COVID-19 surges in Iraq – Mission Network News

Iraq (MNN) Iraq has seen very high COVID-19 case numbers and full hospitals, but the church continues to work for restoration in the country. If anyone thought COVID-19 would disappear after the first few months, those hopes have been dashed. The world now has over 13 million reported cases. While a few countries have successfully... Read more

Churches, Indoor Businesses Closing in California again as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Churches, Indoor Businesses Closing in California again as COVID-19 Cases Rise All indoor businesses, which include churches, in 30 counties are now closed in the state of California according to a new order by Governor Gavin Newsom. On Monday, Newsom cited the surge of COVID-19 cases and increased hospitalizations as reason for the... Read more

1m fund to help cathedral choirs weather impact of Covid-19

(Photo: Facebook/St Paul's Cathedral)Cathedral choirs are to receive 1m in funding from the Church of England to ease the impact of Covid-19.  The funding has been made available by the Church Commissioners and will go towards paying the salaries of choristers from September until the end of the year.  It follows the announcement last week... Read more