Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
Some time ago, in many nations, those who disobey the lockdown order face being arrested or told to pay hefty fines imposed if they find you guilty.
The peculiar case of the clergyman as one who ministers and admonish believes in a higher power, spiritual is not fully consider here. To know this we must first ask ourselves what is the church and what practice or belief do members follow out there? What is their lifestyle or perception ? The church is a gathering of people of similar faith and belief in A God whom they consider as omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. They believe that men are spiritual being living in a body and that their spirit man matter than their body of clay. They believe their spirit man is dormant if they do not pray, worship their God. they hold to all that is written in the bible and consider the bible as the word of God. They believe to worship this God they, too, must be in the spiritual rim according to the bible in the book of John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The church is a place where they come to fellowship as specified in the bible. Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
In the church they believe all things are possible when placed in the hands of their God and when it is according to his will for their lives. Breakthroughs, healing from all kinds of sickness or diseases, depression, emotional pain, disillusions, despair, they believe there is victory over all these things and more. See Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God, all things are possible, see Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
It is a place where members called congregation, a practice similar faith and live by certain rules as specified in their bible. See Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Those who were arrested have these believe before they opened the church to those who want to come and worship their God; they did not want any member who believe any sickness can not affect him to find hinderance in the pastor. Matthew 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
They denied the fundamental human rights of these pastors them no matter how politically correct we want to be. We have seen even big politicians on the screen without using mask! It is a simple thing: if i have a premonition I am not safe in a certain environment or group of people; it is my responsibility to take measures to safeguard myself, such as wearing a face mask and following social distancing. It behooves me to protect myself and not demand that others protect me by demanding they wear a mask.