COVID-19

COVID-19

Presbytery of the Southeast Resolution on Vaccine Mandates

At its October 15-16, 2021 stated meeting, the Presbytery of the Southeast passed a resolution intended to be a help to those in our congregations who have liberty of conscience concerns related to federal, state, and corporate polices that require the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition for employment. That resolution is similar to the one adopted by the RPC session on September 29, which may be found here. The PSE’s resolution reads as follows: Whereas, the Holy Scriptures command “Honor…

Resolution on Vaccine Mandates

The following resolution was adopted by the Session of Reformation Presbyterian Church during a called meeting on September 29, 2021, for the purpose of providing clear, biblical, and moral rationale for any members under its care seeking religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccination mandates: Whereas, the Holy Scriptures command “Honor your father and your mother,” (Exodus 20:12), which requires willing obedience to the lawful commands and counsels to all those who “by God’s ordinance, are over us in place of authority,…

Christian Duty in Times of Plague

Church history can be of great help to us as we try to understand our calling to faithful Christian living in the times in which we live. In particular, it is helpful to remind ourselves in the year 2020 that we are not the first generation of believers to experience an outbreak of infectious disease. What can we learn from Christians in the past about our duties to one another in the present? Scott Manetsch has written a very useful…

The Blessedness of COVID-19

I had the privilege of interviewing a family for church membership today, together with another elder. During the interview, we learned what God has been doing in the hearts and lives of each member of the family. It was a family that has experienced the effects of COVID-19 very personally. The wife and mother of the family lost her mother to COVID back in March. And now, in December, the illness has swept through her own home, affecting her husband…