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20.03.2020 Feature Article

Which One Is Doing The Work In The Combat Against COVID-19, Religion Or Science?

Which One Is Doing The Work In The  Combat Against COVID-19, Religion Or Science?
LISTEN MAR 20, 2020

Religion is an act of faith outside the laboratory for those in the laboratory while science is an act of faith in the laboratory with other scientists gathered at prayer outside the laboratory.

Religion has not given up on Covid-19. They are working outside the laboratory to bring us a solution.

All churches and mosques have closedown. Religion seems to be on its knees begging science to redeem it from this “shit”-Covid-19. All pilgrimage centers have folded up. The whole Vatican, the city of faith and the center for Catholicism ha salso knelt before science. It is as if churches and mosques are saying to science, “you're my last hope.” But I must put it on record that churches and mosques have not given up, thereby giving science the green light to go ahead with its genius answers. No! It is church buildings and mosques that have been closed temporarily, but the faith of believers in God and their love and hope in God have not been closedown. I don't by this deny that some believers have not had their faith in God shaken. As we are faced with the reality of “wholesale death” a good number of believers will have their faith in God shaken. Nevertheless, their faith has not been closedown. But if churches and mosques have been closedown for some moments does not mean that the “body of believers” faith too have been shutdown.

Is the church building or the mosques the people? No! The people of believers go beyond the physical buildings we see which have been closedown. It is the individual hearts of believers that come together to form churches. The physical buildings help the people deepen their faith in their God depending on the paintings if properly represented in the scriptures, but the greater act of worship is from the depths of the believers' hearts, fueled by the grace of God. Although there have been band on performances of public church activities, there cannot be a band on the larger believers scattered all over the world uniting themselves in prayer to God as they would in case they were to have assembled in the physical buildings.

Therefore when although individuals but many together are faithful to our prayer lives and at this period unit all forces together in prayer will be sure to receive an answer from God. And in fact, I must say that it is by the prayers of the “all faithful hearts united outside the physical buildings of the church” that is giving us the successes were are gradually achieving.

One of the doctors in the laboratory working to find vaccines for Covid-19 sighed! He does it again, Hmm! Viewing him from a distance, these silent indications were prayers said by the doctor before moving ahead with every step. And l am sure if not all, a good number of them do what this doctor did. And this to me is a prayer. But even as some may forget to pray before lifting up any tool to work, it is the prayers of the many believers outside the laboratory that is working in the doctors. In effect, all believers who join hands in prayer at that moment become scientists but operating outside the laboratory. Where then the difference between science and religion come in?

Religion is an act of faith outside the laboratory for those in the laboratory while science is an act of faith in the laboratory with other scientists gathered at prayer outside the laboratory

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Religion has not given up on Covid-19. They are working outside the laboratory to bring us a solution.

Covid-19 will soon be over. Trust in God and join those scientists outside the laboratory in prayer.

From the pen of Emmanuel Graham Nyameke

Emmanuel Graham Nyameke
Emmanuel Graham Nyameke, © 2020

The author has 57 publications published on Modern Ghana. Column Page: EmmanuelGrahamNyameke

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