The New Testament mentions individuals who wear a mask over their hearts (I Corinthians 3:15). The Scriptures should not be hidden behind a veil. Distribute the Bible widely and never "shelter-in" the truth where no one can hear it. We should never hide our salvation behind a mask.
Hiding one's face is an expression of grief, shame, or remorse. It can also be a way to conceal one's identity. Hiding one's face after committing a sin shows that the person realizes how terrible it was and wants to avoid being punished by God.
God's people are called to be transparent with each other. Do not be like those who try to hide their sins from others (see Psalm 51:6). Instead, confess your sins to someone you can trust (see John 20:23). If you feel guilty about something, tell someone about it.
Jesus told a parable about two debtors who went to court. The judge ordered them both jailed until their cases were heard. Then he gave the first debtor his freedom because he had done a good deed. In other words, he had earned his freedom by helping another man. But the second debtor didn't do anything to deserve mercy. He too was imprisoned until his case was heard.
Hiding redemption is worse than hiding COVID-19's treatment!
Masks are used for protection, especially from airborne particles that can cause illness. But they also serve as a reminder to us that we need protection from something else - the evil inclination that wants to lead us away from God.
Masks are also used by police officers when dealing with violent individuals. But what happens when you wear a mask in an environment where this isn't normally done such as a church service? The pastor or priest has the right to refuse you entry if they feel like it could put others at risk of being infected. You should understand that these are difficult times and people are looking for ways to cope with the stress of life during this pandemic. If you cannot accept this fact, then religion was not meant for you.
Because the Devil is bad, he hides salvation, but a Christian should share salvation.
Jesus said, "He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him" (John 14:21-23).
We are called to let people know we are Christians. That means living out our faith in all aspects of life - not just when it's easy or convenient. If you feel compelled to wear a mask, then you should wear one all the time so that nobody can hide behind it.
The first time a face covering is mentioned in the Bible is in Genesis 24:65: "For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us?"
Covering your face was common practice in the ancient world. Women did it to avoid harassment or abuse from men. Jews covered their heads in prayer or meditation. Christians cover their heads in worship when they receive the Lord's Supper. This act of reverence shows that we are giving God His due.
Bible times, people wore masks for protection (Leviticus 19:16) and entertainment (Judges 9:54). In the New Testament, Jesus wears a crown of thorns and is crucified with nails in His hands and feet. On the third day He rises from the dead and goes into heaven where He will sit at the right hand of God. At His return, He will come with the clouds of Heaven and all the angels will sing, "Hallelujah! Christ is risen!" Then He will judge the world.
People will be condemned to hell forever because they refused to believe in Jesus when they had the chance. They rejected Him so they could go to hell instead of heaven. But He gave His life for them so they could be saved from going to hell.
"These things should not be this way, my comrades" (James 3:10). May we all remove our masks and be who God created us to be.
On one level, it appears to some to be so straightforward and apparent that wearing a mask is our Christian duty. It saves lives, and if we love our neighbor, we should not be selfish and hide behind masks. Wearing a mask is also a sign of respect, especially in times like these when so many people are trying hard to be respectful of their neighbors and themselves.
However, on another level, this seems like an impossible task for any one person. No single person can possibly make sure that they are not spreading COVID-19, nor could they prevent others from spreading it if they were. This idea that we should all go around hiding who we are destroys the concept of social distancing that is so important in times like these. If we are expected to wear masks, then we should be allowed to go about our business without fear of being punished or shamed for not doing so.
In conclusion, yes, it is our Christian duty to wear a face mask.
What Would the Apostle Paul Think About Face Masks? Using face masks during a pandemic is not mentioned in the Bible. A search of the scriptures yields no mention of wearing fabric face-coverings at a time of widespread illness. However, the Bible does speak against using such methods as a way to hide evil intentions or to avoid responsibility for one's actions.
First, Jesus said, "You shall not make any idols nor shall you worship them." (Eph. 6:12). Wearing masks is an act of idolatry because it is treating something that is made by man with the same value as God. Man-made objects are simply tools used by humans to serve human needs. They are incapable of providing physical protection against viruses; rather, they can only limit our senses' exposure to these agents.
Second, Jesus said, "And why call ye me 'Lord,' and none other name? I am but One who hath called you out of darkness into my marvelous light" (John 12:28). In other words, there is only one Lord, and His name is Jesus Christ. We are to give honor where honor is due. If we are calling Him "Lord," then we should be willing to accept what He has to say about all forms of avoidance, including mask use.