On 3 March I predicted that They would be using their new powers to prevent Christians gathering.
As usual I underestimated the severity of the situation.
In fact They didn't need to use their powers!
Instead, all the major Western Christian church hierarchies have dutifully lined-up to close their doors to congregations; cancel sacraments; advise against church members meeting at all, anywhere; and in general zealously reinforce the fear-driven, materialistic, 'safety'-first, secular attitude of politicians, mass media and officialdom.
All this at exactly the time when a spiritual perspective is needed more than for many decades; at just this time the Western Christian churches have stepped-back and joined the chorus supporting the totalitarian takeover (by an anti-Christian Leftist Global Establishment) as a thing both necessary and good.
So far as I am concerned, unless there is a fairly swift repentance and reversal; this is the end of the line for Western 'Christian' Churches.
Up to now - despite the prevalence of increasingly-corrupt leadership - there was some value in some churches for some people...
Now I see the church institutions as merely fair-weather friends to serious Christians. When, as now, the chips are down, and Christianity is threatened more than for many decades or centuries - they have declared themselves absent. The church leaders have washed their hands of their membership.
Things have come to a point; everyone is compelled to declare sides: and the Churches decisively have chosen the side against God.
Like the world-wide totalitarian coup; all this has happened much quicker, more easily, and with less fuss than I could have believed possible.
The churches, like everybody else, remain sleepwalkers - bumbling around with their eyes shut against the obvious; wittering about how frightened they are, how concerned for the poor victims, and always urging ever more (ever more fake) birdemic precautions: more surveillance and more centralised control of more things by the Godless hedonic nihilists who run the world; urging more fear and deeper despair...
Meanwhile, presiding over the actual death of institutional Christianity in The West.
Real Christians remain; and nothing truly stops us from continuing to live in faith, hope and loving charity - but real Christians are now - officially - on our own (like it, or like it not).
This will be a sudden and harsh realisation and adjustment for the many who equated good churchmanship with being an observant and obedient member of a true denomination. I feel genuinely sorry for you; but that choice has now been unilaterally closed-against-you.
Your correct choice should be an easy one to make - albeit difficult to live.
Your best friend is faith in God as our loving Father who will never, under any circumstances, leave us without everything we need for salvation; and all we need to learn from the experiences of mortal life.
Every single one of us has (here and now and always) whatever we need to follow Jesus through death to Heavenly Life Eternal - and we need only recognise it, and choose to accept it.
Note added: The lack of serious concern over this defection of the Western Churches by the laity, (support of the secular persepctive being imposed on them) confirms what I have argued before; that traditionalist, church-led, obedience-focused Christianity is finished; too feak and weeble to be effectual - even among those who profess to practice it. Either we become Romantic Christians, or Christianity degenerates to a club, a pastime - one among many.