Pastor Donnie McClurkin of the Perfecting Faith Church, New York has written an open letter in response to the United States President Donald Trump’s order for religious institutions to be reopened.
Wisdom is the PRINCIPAL thing; therefore get WISDOM! And in all your getting, get UNDERSTANDING!
As pastor of PFC, I announce to all members…our ministry will NOT be involved in any political ploy of such a dangerous decision …to play to our religious sensibilities for political leverage! To suggest and instruct churches to reopen without meeting specific metrics given by the scientific medical experts is highly irresponsible, fool-hearty and potentially dangerous to our wellbeing! ESPECIALLY TO THOSE IN HEAVILY EFFECTED AREAS!
We will continue to lean towards and adhere to REASONABLE medical science and the CREDIBLE doctors and medical experts…along with our GOVERNOR and the wisdom of the Holy Spirit and my responsibility as pastor of thousands!
THERE WILL BE NO REOPENING OF OUR CHURCH EDIFICE UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO GATHER IN THE HOUSE OF WORSHIP!
this political ploy to gain favor and votes from the faith-based community is blatant …and will not be considered over my (our) pastoral duties to CARE for the members of the body of Christ! Our digital live-streams will ADEQUATELY serve the ppl LOCAL AND GLOBALLY until such time IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE when we can gather again!