In 2020, many Christian leaders suspended the assembly of the saints. Notable pastors who supported such decisions include John MacArthur and W. Robert Godfrey. MacArthur said it was an “easy call” to listen to the government and suspend worship. Godfrey claimed that God was the one “who has stopped our worship as the gathered body of Christ on the Lord’s Day.” Ernie Springer, Dr. Joel Yeager, and Dr. Daniel O’Roark disagree. Their book, Coronavirus and the Leadership of the Christian Church, is a cleareyed critique of the closing of the American church, and a call to repentance for those who buckled. On this episode of The Lancaster Patriot Podcast, Springer and Yeager join Pastor Joel Saint and The Lancaster Patriot’s Chris Hume to discuss their book and the failure of Christian leadership, including the failure to repent of shutting down the assembly of the saints.
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