A Louisiana Church has declared that Satan and the Coronavirus will not stop it from holding Services on Easter Sunday despite the growing number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
The fact that many churches across the United States plan to hold online services has not detered this church which is expecting a 2,000 strong crowd to attend it’s Easter Sunday service.
Reverend Tony Spell told the media that Satan and the Coronavirus weren’t powerful enough to stop the Easter Sunday service from holding.
He expressed optimism that God would shield himself and members of his congregation from the harmful effects of the Coronavirus.
“Satan and a virus will not stop us. God will shield us from all harm and sickness. We are not afraid. We are called by God to stand against the Antichrist creeping into America’s borders. We will spread the Gospel.” He said.
Rev. Spell has gained attention across the US for insisting on holding physical Church services in a country that currently has 14,700 people dead from Coronavirus infections.
The Reverend told TMZ earlier in the week that much like biblical zealots, true Christians do not fear death – they welcome it.
“Like any zealot or like any pure religious person, death looks to them like a welcome friend. True Christians do not mind dying. They fear living in fear.”
Spell has earlier been arrested on March 31 and charged with six misdemeanors bordering on the violation of an executive order by Governor, John Bel Edwards which banned gatherings of more than 50 people.
The Reverend’s actions have been described as irresponsible and reckless by police chief Roger Corcoran.
Another popular Pastor of a mega Church, Rodney Howard- Browne was also arressted for continuing to hold services in the middle of a lockdown.
The rest of the United States including President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have said they will attend Easter services online even though it doesn’t feel the same.