Galatians 3:11 NKJV, says:

"But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith."

Back in the day, Apostle Fred Price wrote the book How Faith Works. That is his groundbreaking work. But after we learned what faith was and what faith was not, we needed to know how and when to apply our faith. We learned that the just shall live by faith and that without faith it is impossible to please God. But like anything that is real, there is also a counterfeit. For example, can I use my faith towards an illegal activity? No. Can I use my faith to obtain something that rightfully belongs to someone else? No. To address these concerns, Apostle Price, Dr. Price then, wrote a back-up book to "How Faith Works", entitled, Faith, Foolishness or Presumption? This is the summary on the back of the book:

"Do you ever wonder how one lives by faith, or what faith is used for? Maybe you question such practical things as using credit cards or believing God for a mate. Many Christians face such issues every day, wondering if they are on the right track or simply misguided. It is important to know how to put faith to work in your life. Most Christians have a relationship with God that is based primarily on emotions, feelings and sense knowledge. But if you allow your senses to guide you, you will not be able to consistently walk by faith, because faith comes by hearing and understanding God’s word. You need to be able to determine the difference between faith and sense knowledge in order to fully receive the benefits of a life of faith in Christ Jesus."

Apostle Price has always been more than a pastor, he is a teacher. This book shows his teaching ability as he explains how and when to use your faith and when you might be in either foolishness or presumption.

Now we have new fodder to use this work on, the Novel Coronavirus, AKA Covid-19. How you ask? There is so much we’ve learned about this dreaded disease in the past year, but with it, we have also learned old wives’ tales and people’s personal opinions and recommendations about it and how we are to deal with it. Some advocate following the advice of government officials and scientists in protecting ourselves by wearing Personal Protective Equipment or PPE’s, the most effective of which is the mask, worn properly, covering both your nose and mouth.

Still others disagree and advocate not doing anything and believing that they will be fine and that the disease will just go away over time. Some of the naysayers are Christians and apply their belief to the Constitution that guarantees freedom of religion to assemble however and wherever they want, with or without PPE’s and some go so far as to challenge those who wear protective gear.

So, who is right? What does God’s word say? Well, read the book.

Is wearing PPE’s an act of faith? Is not wearing PPE’s a lack of faith? Or is it the reverse? Obviously, the bible does not address how we should apply scripture to a pandemic. But it does, however, have principles throughout the bible that should advise us how to proceed. Is your faith in the government or medical professionals or in your own mind? (I would be concerned about the latter.)
Hebrews 11:6 says:
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Too many Christians process information and come to an understanding in their minds about an issue and then try to find a scripture to support it. That is backwards. Study God’s word and see what He says throughout the bible and learn His principles. They can be applied not only on Covid-19, but in every area of life. Now, we have churches fighting the government on the issue of religious liberty and surprisingly, churches are winning. But just because we have a constitutional right to assemble, should a prudent church or ministry do so, regardless of the potential harm to its congregation?

This ministry has taken the position to always err on the side of caution and safety. If we do not have 100% agreement, we do not do it. Therefore, once we were told by government officials, not to assemble in groups of more than 10, that’s what we did and we’ve been blessed by you in doing so. Now, although the rules have changed and we can meet as a congregation, should we? We have decided the answer is no. We will use our common sense and err on the side of caution and not meet as a congregation until after this virus is eradicated or until we reach the scientific mandate of Herd Immunity. That is when enough people have either had the disease or been vaccinated as to diminish the effectiveness of the virus, allowing us to return to some semblance of normalcy.

In the meantime, the controversy continues. I urge you, if you have not already, to obtain the book Faith, Foolishness or Presumption? for your love gift of any amount and see what God says in His word. You will be glad you did.

If you believe there are others in the world who could benefit from this letter, please feel free to share it with them and also consider supporting this ministry with your gifts of love so we can continue ministering these lifesaving words to people worldwide. Your prayers and financial support of this ministry are a wonderful blessing to me and my family and we appreciate your willingness to stand with us in the work. Your gift today allows us to continue to minister the truth, not only to the world, but to you as well.

As a Christian and in this day and age, it comes to living by faith in God’s word. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17) Thank you for being part of the Ever Increasing Faith Ministries family. You are truly touching our world with the Gospel through your prayers and financial support.

In the Service of the King,
Pastor Fred Price, Jr.

PS: The child of God who does not pray will miss out on so much that God has in store for his or her life. I encourage you today to become a person of prayer—one who in faith claims and receives what God has promised. This is your privilege as a child of Our Heavenly Father. Thank you again for standing with us by sending your love gift of any amount today. God has equipped you to live by faith and not by sight.

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