Jamaica: Christians too must obey the law, says health educator

Charmin McKoy, the regional health educator at the South East Regional Health Authority, says that Christians who are defying the COVID-19 safety regulations, claiming they are “covered under the blood”, must set an example by obeying the law.

“We know that rules were mentioned in the Bible, and as Christians, we should obey rules, so I am not in agreement with that statement about ‘covered under the blood’,” said McKoy, while addressing an online Zoom presentation on COVID-19 safety measures and vaccine sensitisation, hosted by the Washington Gardens Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston. “As Christians, we should set examples, and we should conform to the laws of the land.”

“We cannot live by chance. Remember that God helps those who help themselves, so if we try to protect ourselves, God will help us too, and so we cannot just leave ourselves to chance,” added McKoy.

McKoy’s remarks came amid social media reports of resistance to the latest COVID-19 prevention measure announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on February 28. Those new measures include the limiting of church services to online platforms, halting of funeral services and limiting of weddings to no more than 25 people, and restriction of public gatherings to 10 people.



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