Is this an exercise in faith, or a really dumb idea? We report, you decide.
Pastor Rodney Howard Browne, an evangelical minister who runs a church and Bible school in Tampa, Florida is committed to keeping the church doors open no matter what.
Services are going on as usual, as is teaching in the Bible school.
He’s even encouraging churchgoers to greet each other with handshakes.
‘We are not stopping anything, Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne told his followers during a sermon at River Tampa Church on Monday.
‘I’ve got news for you, this church will never close.
‘The only time the church will close is when the Rapture is taking place.
‘This Bible school is open because we’re raising up revivalists, not pansies.’
Some jurisdictions have issued bans on gatherings of 250 people or more.
Florida has seen a spike in the number of people who have tested positive for the Wuhang Virus, climbing up to 155 on Monday, and four confirmed deaths.
Still, many think that the precautions are excessive and are actually causing panic not to mention the financial damage to families in lower-income brackets, workers in the service industry, and those living paycheck to paycheck.
Browne says that the church is the safest place to be in a crisis.
Of course, the media have to take shots at the minister who has a different worldview than they do.
‘Listen, this has to be the safest place,’ he said during the sermon.
‘If you cannot be saved in church, you in serious trouble.’
Last month, Howard-Browne bragged that he had plans to stop the coronavirus.
He said he would do to the pathogen what he did with the Zika virus, which was ‘cursed’ from Florida in the name of Jesus.
Source: Daily Mail
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