This past weekend in California, churches, along with many other businesses, were instructed by state authorities to suspend in door gatherings—again. These restrictions have some Christian leaders crying persecution, arguing that California’s governor is specifically targeting Christian churches and seeking their harm.
Is that true? Is the American Church experiencing persecution? We don’t think so. In this episode, we discuss why that is.
When we talk about persecution, we’re speaking about something very serious. Throughout history and around the world today, Christians have laid down their lives rather than renounce their faith. We dishonor them by labeling the inconveniences of COVID-19 restrictions as “persecution.”
We also want to talk about how we can change the tenor of this conversation toward something that’s more productive and winsome toward the communities we’re trying to reach with the love of Jesus.