Religious leaders rally behind Marcos’ call to ease restrictions
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Former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s call to ease quarantine restrictions on places of worship has raised hope among leaders of various ministries in the church.
Willy Lasac of Worldwide Soul Winners said Marcos “is God’s instrument to help make the church stronger during this difficult and uncertain time.”
“We truly appreciate your heart, Senator Bongbong Marcos, for putting you in our shoes and trying to keep our well-being, physical, social and mental in mind,” he said in a statement.
“You are God’s instrument, during a time like this, to make us the church that God wants us to be,” Lasac added.
The Upper Room’s harvest ministries said Marcos’s understanding of their situation was a “manifestation of his having been brought up in a God-fearing house.”
“Right now, we are only clinging to our faith to lift our spirits and not be consumed by fear, insecurity and anxiety,” the ministry said in a separate statement.
“We view the church as an agent of change who will fulfill God’s mission of restoration, reconciliation and fullness in the face of breaking, alienation and disease.”
“You were brought up in a God-fearing home, which is conveyed by your understanding of our predicament at this time,” the Upper Room said.
Meanwhile, Pastor Kenneth Andrew Durante of Biyaya ng Diyos Revival Church said it was blessed that Marcos “took the clubs” for the church and other places of worship to give people the opportunity. to express their faith as the country battles the pandemic.
“We support former Senator Bongbong Marcos in his desire to open all places of worship during this pandemic,” Durante said.
“We are blessed because there is someone like him who stood up and took the initiative in the work of the church, in order to give people the opportunity to express their faith and to believe that Jesus is our blessed hope in this pandemic, ”he said.