Gotcha #Fail

Washington Post interrupts it regularly-scheduled good religion coverage to bring us this ill-conceived, pseudo-gotcha news:

Prominent Virginia pastor who said God is larger than this dreaded virus’ dies of covid-19

God is larger than this dreaded virus” ≠ None of God’s people will die of this virus.” It was a message of spiritual hope, not an incitement to epidemiological recklessness. Doubt me? Think about this:

Earlier in the sermon, he said: If I had to deliver my own eulogy, I’d say, God is greater than any challenge you and I face.’ That would be my epitaph.”

April 14, 2020

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