HOW TO PREPARE FOR RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS-
Recently, our governor mandated that all employees needed to be vaccinated for COVID. This filtered down from the state to the county. One of the members of our church was completing a religious exemption form and shared with me what King County said.
Here's a jpg from their form. "The County may need to discuss the nature of your religious beliefs, practices, or accommodation with your religious spiritual leader... If requested, can you provide documentation to support your beliefs and need for accommodation? "
I have two responses. First, bring it on King County. I would love to speak with you about this. Second, the document we've prepared does two things which reflects our beliefs and strong convictions. One of those convictions is that the body of Christ has been far too passive. Silence is perceived by our adversary as agreement and compliance. The adversary I speak of is also known in John 8:44 as the father of lies. He and those who are deceived traffic in twisted truths and lies to deceive, to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10) even more.
I've prepared this document which illustrates how we're going on the offense. Offense is the only way you get victory. Defense only avoids or delays defeat unless that defense is combined with an offensive strategy (Developing Apostolic Strategy - 2010) . I did not choose this battle, but it has been forced upon us. With that in mind, because I love the Lord, I hate evil lies (Psalm 97:10) and because I seek to follow in Jesus' footsteps, I'm going to use truth to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). That means I seek; we seek to win! My friends, peace comes through victory and God is looking for a remnant Church to arise in this time like the army spoken of in Joel 2 today. An army of truth tellers marked by God's abiding presence. Check out our position paper.