These things are everywhere. If microbes are microscopic, you think cotton cloth masks will really save your life from something you can’t see? Their suggestion is not only scientifically inconsistent. It is logically inconsistent. On the other hand, we can read this with the underlying intent. It suggests that friendships will last longer when you’re not being yourself. I’m not surprised one bit since we are living in an era of deception. In a world likened to the Matrix, masks are a must, but for a person who professes to be a follower of Christ, it’s a no no.
“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.”
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed – Only those who have something to hide wear masks. Before 2020, besides hospitals, people put on masks to play dress-up. Now, the whole world wants all of us to play dress-up. Ironically, in a world where sin is considered a construct, everything is verboten- even wearing a red hat is incendiary and a jagged tape on an online retailer logo is reminiscent of Hitler.
Eureka! Wearing the masks will save us from committing facecrimes!
“For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools…”
Even though most of us here in WP will probably never get to meet the people who read our blogs in person, Jesus says to pay attention to the overflow of the heart. If a person is playing dress-up, in some form or another, what’s inside comes out. Judas played the role of a benevolent apostle who appeared to care for the poor and yet, he betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Remember the flatterer on Pilgrim’s Progress? That is the very character Scripture warns us to avoid.
“Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.”
But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God – If you have nothing to hide, it shows. God has given each Spirit-filled believer discernment. This discernment helps us see past the formalities. This is not the same as perceptions derived from your personal dealings and interactions. Some people could deal with you very nicely, but you still somehow get an unsettled feeling.
“He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn’t see Him or know Him. But you do know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you.”
Jesus warns us about masked operatives (Matthew 7:15). If God is warning you about someone, do not ignore it.