4000% rise in Nazarite vows taken during Coronavirus quarantine
Why is there such an increase in the number of Christians taking Nazarite vows?
With worldwide quarantines in place to prevent spread of the Coronavirus it was only a matter of time before such a crisis led to a transformation in the spiritual lives of those under lockdown.
Particularly when hairdressers are not considered essential workers.
“I just felt that I wanted to make the most of my time in quarantine,” said Chad, a young and hip Christian, “and then I realised that not having a hair-cut wasn’t just a hippy thing but a spiritual thing.”
In the Bible, Samson is the classic example of someone who had undertaken a Nazarite vow, although he’s probably not the best example of consecrated living. So we wanted to delve deeper into these young Christians and see what difference Coronavirus Nazarite vows had made on their spiritual lives:
Dedicating my hair growth to the Lord during the Coronavirus lockdown has definitely strengthened my walk with the Lord,” said Cyndi, “except for when I’m washing it – then I find it’s all too easy to slip into carnal expletives over how long it now takes.”
We also asked how they were coping with giving up alcohol as well during the vow:
“Sorry, what?!?” coughed Dave, “That can’t be right! Jesus turned water into wine, so it must be OK for us to ignore that part of the old testament Law…”
“Bible College told me that it’s only the fruit of the vine that’s forbidden, so drinking every any alcohol except wine is all good,” says Frank sitting on the sofa in PJs, watching Netflix and knocking back a Corona beer, “Those haters who called me a slob just don’t understand anything about true spiritual living…”
Reporter: John Spencer aka Not the Bible