I just watched an interview on CNN of a pastor of a church in California (?) who is defying advice to remain closed because of the epidemic. At one point he stated that folks should not worry about the epidemic because 99.9% of cases are harmless. What a lie!
It’s true that, so far, only about 0.1% of the population has been infected but that’s the wrong way to look at it. No one has immunity. So, it’s equally valid to say that, barring a miracle or a vaccine, 100% of the people will get COVID-19 sooner or later. 3% die from it. Is the pastor willing to take 3% of his flock out to the parking lot and “sacrifice” them? If not, why is he willing to invite folks to come inside to share the virus at close quarters without a mask or spacing? Has he not read the parable of the good shepherd? “
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.”
Further, it is written,
“The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge:but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.”