How should Christians react or respond to the ever-growing claims…
“Relying on expertise might sound elitist, but it is grounded in the biblical principle that we have different gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:14-26 reminds us that all parts of the “body,” from the most prominent to the most overlooked, serve an essential role as part of the greater whole. There’s no room in Christianity for disdain for the humble and often thankless work of sanitation workers, food producers, and truck drivers. But there’s likewise no room for dismissing the essential role of scientists, doctors, and public health experts. We all have a role to play:
“The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’ . . . If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”
As we steward the power of our influence through every Facebook post and every retweet, we should remember that we’re not following Jesus’ command to be “wise as serpents” if we’re swayed by the emotional manipulation of a conspiracy theory or a slickly-produced video. And we’re not “harmless as doves” if we spread misinformation or sow confusion in the midst of a global health emergency.”
How should Christians react or respond to the ever-growing claims about the coronavirus that float around on social media?