To The Editor:

I am following the mandate on wearing of face masks with great concern. I don't have a problem with anyone who chooses to wear a face mask. However, I do have a problem with being required to do so. Our freedoms are being taken and we are just allowing this to happen.

When we read the Bible, we see that many things are told to us about the things that will happen before the return of Christ. When you read the four gospels, Thessalonians I and II, the Book of Revelation, II Peter Chapter 3 and many others, we can see things happening now that point to the return of Christ. The mark of the beast is something that is going to happen. Are the people today going to stand against the mark or are we going to do as we are doing today and simply going to accept it?

The Bible talks about fear and how that in the end times men's hearts are going to fail them for fear of things that are coming on the earth. However, the Bible also tells Christian people today to not fear. Fear is a terrible thing. The Bible says that God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. God has made so many promises in His Word and not one of them will be broken. People break promises, GOD WILL NOT!

People need to turn to Christ while God is still tarrying the return of His Son! He will not tarry forever. We need the church to stand and not allow Satan to silence us. Pray for America and all the leadership that they will realize that God is in control and not them. Pray for each other. May God bless and keep each one.

June Parkison, New Plymouth