I think the key word in your comment, Neil, is âprovidential.â Yes, our Navy (and other armed services) had to learn a lot of costly lessons the hard way. But God preserved America by His providence then, and if we are still a nation tomorrow, it will be His forbearance and providence that continue to preserve us.
Excuse, me, Mr. Lincoln, but your slip is showing. The president did not say that chloroquine is a game changer. He said âIt could be a game changer. Maybe not.â In your untiring zeal to undermine the president, you will stoop to any act of perfidy, including slander and outright lies. Shame on you. If you are going to base your entire belief system on the Internet, at least read enough to know the facts and report them.
If Midway was a fluke, it was a fluke that put four Jap carriers at the bottom of the Pacific and started the turnaround for Allied forces in the Pacific. If there was any âflukeâ to it, it was the fluke of cracking the Japanese code and using superior intelligence and tactics to defeat a numerically superior enemy force. Of course thereâs also the slight possibility that God had something to do with it.
Great post, Chrisgp. Something else yor motherâs generation had that is painfully absent today was an unsinkable optimism. Vera Lynn singing âThereâll Be Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Doverâ immediately comes to mind.
Two points, Carol. First of all, as far as I know, no state has ordered churches to close. Ours certainly has not. They have recommended certain voluntary restrictions, but they have not ordered it, so the churches that continue to meet are not in âcivil disobedience.â They are exercising their rights under the Constitution. Secondly, I think we should go back and read the First Amendment. Remember that âno lawâ clause? I understand that to mean exactly what the Founding Fathers meant, viz., NO law. Period. Government cannot legally pass any law restricting the free exercise of religion, even if that means some folks MIGHT get sick. I think the framers of the Constitution had enough wisdom to trust church leaders, as a whole, to make decisions in the best interests of their flocks. I think we can safely do the same.
Iâm afraid you are hoping in vain, Kevin. Young people determined to get drunk, do drugs and fornicate are flocking to the beaches for spring break as always. Like all young people since Cain, they feel that they are immortal, and who cares anyway if a bunch of older people die? Theyâre just in the way anyhow. âPrepare to meet thy God.â
Hospitals are not closed. Firehouses are not closed. Police stations are not closed. Why should the most vital rescue service in the world be shuttered during this emergency? Rescue the perishing, Care for the dying, Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave; Weep oâer the erring ones, Lift up the fallen, Tell them of Jesus the mighty to save.