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Episode 515: Mandatory Masks for Worship?

In Episode 515 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss religious liberty and how that applies during this time.

“What are your thoughts on the application of 2 Corinthians 3:18 and the mandated use of masks for worship?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How to determine if this is a religious liberty issue
  • Ways to handle masks within the church

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “That is actually referring to an Old Testament idea that the face will be veiled from the glory of the Lord.” – @edstetzer
  • “If movie theaters are open and required to wear masks, and if concerts are open and required to wear masks, I don’t see this as a religious liberty issue.” – @edstetzer
  • “Legally, particularly in the U.S., typically you can’t tell churches to do something if you are not telling people who are doing similar things to do the same thing.” – @edstetzer
  • “People are far to often discipled by their social media feed.” – @edstetzer
  • “Some churches are having a mask required service and a mask recommended service.” – @edstetzer
  • “If you believe church is important to go to, and vulnerable people should be able to go to, you should wear a mask.” – @edstetzer
  • “These are hard decisions that churches are making, and I don’t bemoan anybody who is trying to protect their people, loves the Lord, and want to honor the Scriptures.” – @edstetzer

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