The Church of Covid Compliance

Aug 1, 2021 by

from Christian Concern:

Tim Dieppe comments on the case of Rev. Charlie Boyle, who is facing discipline for singing at his church without wearing a mask.

The Church of England lost a lot of respect for its highly legalistic approach to lockdown last year. Initially, it did not even allow vicars into churches to pray alone and forbade the general public from seeking the solace of prayer in churches.

In a time of national crisis, the Church was weighed in the balance and found wanting. Instead of preaching a gospel of repentance from sin and salvation through Jesus Christ, the national Church appeared to be preaching a gospel of salvation from sickness through the prohibition of private prayer in churches. This was widely criticised in the media at the time.

Has the Church of England learnt its lesson?

One might have thought that the Church would have learnt its lesson. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, appears now to regret the Church of England’s actions:

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