Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. - Romans 13:1-2 (ESV)
There is a movement afoot in the apostate NAR led churches. It is a movement based upon politics and grievance. It has no biblical stand nor authority. It is driven by men following other men. It worships this country. It idolizes the sin this country allows under the pseudo-pious veneer of faux righteousness. It has traded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the expediency of a political party that uses them for their own carnal ends. For the churched, this dominionism is the sole focus of their faith. As we head closer to Election Day the political forces put the squeeze on the church leaders, who faithfully obey their masters and try to squeeze their congregations. In doing so they reduce the god they serve to a helpless being that cannot survive unless their candidate gets elected. A god that could not possibly plan for any outcome other than what they desire. This is not surprising as the NAR god serves man instead of the correct order of the universe. One of the loudest recent voices in NAR dominionism is Shane Idleman. As with some in the dominionist circle, it appears Idleman may have once preached the Gospel correctly but he simply cannot see the huge blind spot he has in the NAR. Above is linked his latest efforts to shame pastors into feeding their sheep into the COVID woodchipper. Let us reason once more beloved.
'"If you don't stay closed, we will close you." Comments like these are commonplace, especially in liberal states like mine (California). Like most American churches, we closed our doors when President Trump first issued the order early in 2020. We were very willing to submit to the governing authorities and protect our community--that is, until the political motivation of the lockdown became obvious. A clear agenda is at work, one with scores of inconsistencies. As just one example, a story of a man dying of alcoholism caught national attention because the cause of death was recorded as COVID-19. And one day government officials tell us to wear masks; the next, they tell us not to. Journalist Sharyl Attkisson, a former CBS News reporter, has exposed many other inconsistencies. Prisoners are being released, while law-abiding citizens are arrested. Numbers are being altered, and hospitals are benefiting from COVID-19 cases. Riots and protests are encouraged while church attendance is banned. We can no longer hide behind excuses like, "Staying closed is loving our neighbor." No, staying closed now is loving laziness.' - Shane Idleman
What absolute garbage. Notice however what is behind this evil spirit. Politics. When the president, who is in his political party, says to close the church doors Shane has no problem complying with Romans 13. Once that decision is extended however by the Governor of his state, who is in the other political party, Shane petulantly refuses. The bible does not work like that. We do not get to obey based upon the messenger. We do not get to decide what is motivating people, read inconsistencies as conspiracy theories, or alter science to excuse our blatant disobedience to the word of God. Is God not capable of dealing with whatever inconsistencies we think we might see? Is He still on the throne? Why does He need your help to accomplish His will for His church? The notion that hospitals are benefitting from COVID is a disgusting lie, debunked 100 time over. Sadly, Shane mischaracterizes the bottom line. Churches were not banned. Large gatherings were because they can become super-spreader events. The stale Fox News talking about protests is irrelevant. It does not change what the bible says, nor what Shane's primary job is as pastor - to shepherd.
"Recently there was quite a bit of interest over the CDC's statement that only 6% of people actually died of the coronavirus alone, putting the nationwide death rate around 0.003 percent. But many liberal organizations rushed to explain it away. This, too, clearly points to an agenda. Dr. Anthony Fauci, when speaking at Georgetown University in 2017, warned of a "surprise outbreak" during the Trump administration. Was this just a good guess? Many say that the World Health Organization, the CDC, Bill Gates and Dr. Fauci are all connected, each having vested interests in the current pandemic (as does a certain political party). And does no one find it odd that hydroxychloroquine has been safely used as a treatment option since the 1950s, but now it's under scrutiny? Suddenly a drug that has been in constant use worldwide for more than 70 years needs more testing to determine if it is safe? How many more years do the "experts" need to study it? Hydroxychloroquine is in the way of vaccine production. Too many things are not lining up." - Shane Idleman
Shane now dons the tinfoil hat and tramples his witness for Christ. He bears false witness without care or caution and he outright represents lies to further his agenda. The nationwide death rate for COVID is not 0.003. If a truck hits three people but two of them had diabetes did the truck only kill one person? This is not only a moronic way of looking at the mortality report from the CDC but is essentially spits in the face of the dead. The report in question simply lists ALL conditions at the point of death, including those caused by COVID! So some say, COVID and Pneumonia. Is Idleman really claiming that person should not be classified as dying from COVID? The sad thing is he cannot even see when he is being used, as do most of the church. This report had been released every month since February. It was only this time that political forces made sure people focused on the 6% numbers and fake Facebook memes would soon follow. A month later people like Idleman is still reporting this nonsense as fact.