Dear Every Nation Cape Town Family,
The church has faced plagues before, and time after time Christians recognised the moment to show forth the love of God to believers and unbelievers alike.
The impact was so marked during the first 300 years of Christianity, that many came to faith due to the love and care shown by believers. Eusebius writes “All day long some of them [the Christians] tended to the dying and to their burial, countless numbers with no one to care for them”. Eusebius further states that because of their compassion in the midst of the plague, Christians’ “deeds were on everyone’s lips, and they glorified the God of the Christians”.
Emperor Julian, a pagan, wrote to the pagan priests telling them to up their game “when it came about that the poor were neglected and overlooked by the [pagan] priests, then I think the impious Galilaeans [i.e. Christians] observed this fact and devoted themselves to philanthropy.” “[They] support not only their poor but ours as well, all men see that our people lack aid from us”.
My encouragement to you is to continue ministering to your flock and to all in need during this time. We will shift most of our Sunday Services to livestream broadcast wherever possible and trust God to bring much good out of these changing and challenging times.
Please click on the following link to view/download the official Every Nation Cape Town statement.
Pastor Roger Pearce