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Should Christians Wear Masks?

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What if my state or local government requires me to wear a mask?

“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)

“Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution,whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.” (1 Peter 2:13-15)

What if my elders (church leaders) ask me to wear a mask?

“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.” (Hebrews 13:17)

What if a fellow church member would feel better if I wear a mask?

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:3-4)

Ephesians 5:21 tells us to submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. As long as it does not go against God’s will or violate our conscience, we should be mindful of what we can do for our fellow Christians and do it. A church gathering is the last place to exert our power. We are to live sacrificially. We are to live cross-shaped lives. This means we lay down our wants and desires and think of the interests of others.

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