Brookings Institute wrote: ...Because this recession is unprecedented in so many ways, forecasting the recovery is difficult. The course of the pandemic itself is by far the most important factor. As long as people fear catching a potentially deadly illness from other people, they will be cautious about resuming normal activities, even after state and local governments lift lockdowns. Thus, controlling the spread of the virus must be the first priority for restoring more-normal levels of economic activityâ€”but, more importantly, for saving possibly tens of thousands of lives...
excerpt from, "Former Fed Chairs Bernanke and Yellen testified on COVID-19 and response to economic crisis
I'm Charles Stanley's "almost" divorce? His son Andy Stanley So he should have resigned from his church at that point. I don't know if they're communicating with each other or not anymore?
QUOTE][AUTHOR]Jim Lincoln[/AUTHOR]Dolores I failed to reply to this, I'm afraid it was as much commercial reasons that Charles Stanley stayed as anything else. He's a big money maker for that church. He no doubt also has a tremendous amount of pride in himself. I think he's in his nineties and should let a younger man take over. No one is irreplaceable. His son was right, he should've resigned. He's unqualified.[/QUOTE]To quote myself.
While I'm in somewhat agreement with this writer, I certainly hope that he won't they proved right, buy some other John's congregation catching covid-19 because of what is foolish behavior. I'd rather see the appearance that John is correct on this particular instance, then anyone coming down with this disease âť— đź‘Ž
I'm rather surprised that an Religious News Service writer was somewhat sarcastic about John MacArthur's opinion on the Coronavirus. He said in part,
Mark Silk wrote: .... Thus, "when any government official issues orders regulating worship (such as bans on singing, caps on attendance, or prohibitions against gatherings and services), he steps outside the legitimate bounds of his God-ordained authority as a civic official."
Presumably Grace Community Church would take the position that the government also has no business prohibiting snake-handling on the part of Christians who believe in that practice. Ritual cannibalism would be a bridge too far, I guess, but only because the obligation of civic authorities not to interfere extends only to Christianity....
excerpts from, " John MacArthur's COVID-disbelieving church loses round 1"
This second lockdown could have religious consequences? besides ones dealing with health.âť—đź‘Ž
Eric Tlozek and Fouad AbuGosh wrote: Israel is about to become the first nation to return to a full lockdown to slow a severe second wave of infections. Key points:
â€˘ Israel will impose another nationwide lockdown on September 18 â€˘ The country has experienced a new surge in COVID-19 cases â€˘ Religious mass gatherings and political upheaval are widely blamed for the second wave .... As it prepares for a second nationwide lockdown ahead of the Jewish high holidays on September 18, the Government could be facing mass disobedience....
excerpt from, "As coronavirus cases surge, Israel becomes first country to reintroduce nationwide lockdown"
32. â€śBut of that day or that hour no one knowsâ€”not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33. Watch, keep alert, and pray; for you donâ€™t know when the time is.
John of UK, I don't think there's going to be a straight path like some super highway from A to b but more like a mountain road with a lot of twists and turns, it will get to where it's supposed to go, but there will be probably some confusion for many people where it is going.
Thomas Ice wrote: .... Whatever views were maintained as to Israelâ€™s political restoration, their spiritual future was simply a given in Reformed circles. Ironically, this sure and certain hope is not a truth kept burning brightly in many Christian Reformed Churches today, . . . In fact, their future conversion aside, the Jewsâ€™ very existence is rarely referred to today, and even then it is not with much grace or balance....
[See: https://tinyurl.com/gmxgbsm (Exposing Hidden Anti-Semitism in the Church)]
excerpt from, "What do you do with a future National Israel in the Bible?"
This applies to the September 13th meeting at John's Church.
Warren Throckmorton wrote: On Fox News Thursday night, John MacArthur said he is planning to have church on Sunday despite the California Superior Court preliminary injunction barring indoor church. Watch:...
excerpt from, "John MacArthur Plans to Hold Church in Defiance of Court Injunction; Keeps Using Wrong COVID-19 Stats"
Adriel, the Jews don't need a building either for such things ---at least temporarily. Many pastors now as far as that goes are using tents, which is a much healthier space.
I will sanctify the Tent of Meeting and the altar. I will also sanctify Aaron and his sons to minister to me in the priestâ€™s office.
Adam Clarke's commentary on the Bible wrote: Exodus 29 Verse 44. I will sanctify-both Aaron and his sons] So we find the sanctification by Moses according to the Divine institution was only symbolical; and that Aaron and his sons must be sanctified, i.e., made holy, by God himself before they could officiate in holy things. From this, as well as from many other things mentioned in the sacred writings, we may safely infer that no designation by man only is sufficient to qualify any person to fill the office of a minister of the sanctuary. The approbation and consecration of man have both their propriety and use, but must never be made substitutes for the unction and inspiration of the Almighty. Let holy men ordain, but let God sanctify; then we may expect that his Church shall be built up on its most holy faith.
Alex Mahadevan and Jon Greenberg wrote: .... Some of the criticisms of Fauci focus on statements that came when little was known about the disease. You might remember in May, I called out a YouTube channel that uploaded an old clip of Fauci saying masks were not necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19
as if it was new â€” the video segment was from more than two months earlier. (By the way, I did finally hear back from the user who uploaded it, who said: â€śPersonally I donâ€™t have an opinion on Dr. Fauci, good or bad.â€ť)....
excerpt from, "In Context: As Trump criticizes, a look back at Fauciâ€™s early coronavirus statements"
Texas state has more Republicans, Adriel, We certainly can lay the most of our problems at their feet
Warren Throckmorton wrote: .... While there is no hint in these statements about what MacArthur and Grace will do Sunday, there is no indication he will back off. The next scheduled hearing is October 22...
excerpt from, " California Superior Court Prohibits Indoor Worship at Grace Community Church (UPDATED)"
MacArthur didn't back off.
LA county has shown great forbearance to the petulant MacArthur.
Gather from North Carolina, they can gather outside! Like they often did a New Testament timesâť—đź‘Ť
I'm afraid that's not the case, Timothy, in fact six Greek houses at the University of Nebraska are closed down because of covid-19 infection. But one piece of good news, we do have three congressional districts and they think one of them is going to go for Biden âť—đź‘Ť
Ashley Springman wrote: The new rules will apply statewide except in Lancaster County, which includes the state capital of of Lincoln, home to the University of Nebraskaâ€™s flagship campus.... .... Lincoln-Lancaster County Public Health Director Pat Lopez has said her county wonâ€™t ease its restrictions this month because of a recent increase in cases driven by returning college students and the reopening of Lincoln Public Schools, the stateâ€™s second-largest school district.
â€śThis is the time not only to stay the course, but also to redouble our efforts in Lancaster County,â€ť Lopez said. â€śWe need to do what is best for our community to overcome the impacts of this virus.â€ť...
excerpt from, "Nebraska to end nearly all social distancing restrictions"
"Fauci at odds with Trump: Downplaying virus threat 'not a good thing,' no 'normal' until at least mid-2021"
The Navajo Nation will disagree with Mr. Barr, and even though they have Republican members in the tribe, one might wonder how they'll vote? they make a big block of voters in States like Arizona and New Mexico âť—đź‘Ť It sounds from the article, they're ready to go on the warpath
"Navajo Nation, reeling from coronavirus, focuses attention on elections"
German Lopez wrote: One big lesson: You canâ€™t give up early on social distancing. .... One of the key lessons from the comparison between St. Louis and Philadelphia: Good leadership makes a difference.
â€śIn 1918, there were some cities that had really good leaders. They had really good health commissioners who worked well with mayors and worked well with the superintendent of schools and police force and what have you,â€ť Markel said. â€śAnd then there were others that were really bad. In Pennsylvania, the mayors of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh were fighting with the governor, and the governor was fighting with the state health commissioner.â€ť
This, experts say, is key: Americans are being asked to make sacrifices â€” potentially isolating themselves from their loved ones, giving up activities they value, and maybe losing income. Itâ€™s on the nationâ€™s leaders to guide Americans through this, assuring them that theyâ€™re doing the right thing and that thereâ€™s a light at the end of the tunnel.