https://tinyurl.com/y4h3djj5 (A group of more than 100 Christian pastors, religion professors and other advocates is urging the Democratic National Committee to adopt a party platform thatâs friendlier to abortion opponents.)
Caterina Andreano wrote: .... "It is inevitable that we're going to have some degree of flu," he said. "I'm hoping that the wearing of masks and other coverings are going to not only protect us against COVID-19, but also help protect us against influenza." He said two circulating respiratory viruses really "confuses the situation" since symptoms of the novel coronavirus and flu are so similar.
"Go out there and get your flu shot when the flu vaccine becomes available," he urged....
excerpt from,"Dr. Fauci: Wear goggles or eye shields to prevent spread of COVID-19; flu vaccine a must"âđđˇ
Neil, you will find that many of these extended families consisted of people of different generations, large numbers, and one might be hard put to determine a strong leader amongst them. I will rather with the arguments that were in my article. However, there can be large nuclear families such as the one that comprise the cheaper by the dozen type.
By the way many families do want to send their children back public School to free up mothers to work in the various businesses, and many modern women are not prepared to be frontier women who took on a major homemaker's role.
Kevin Stankiewicz wrote: Key Points
â˘Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates told CNBC itâs important for young students to return to school for in-person learning, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Â
â˘âIâm a big believer that for young children, the benefits in almost every locationÂ â particularly if you can protect the teachers well â the benefits outweigh the costs,â Gates said.
â˘However, the Microsoft co-founder said the back-to-school decision is more complicated for older students.
excerpt from, "Bill Gates on back to school: Benefits in âalmost every locationâ outweigh costs for young children"
Adriel wrote: ""Twitter is now saying that this was an error, ..... âThe TweetâŚwas flagged as potentially sensitive media in error. It has been corrected.â" Since apparently we are back at square one; - Isn't this article a non-article??
"To err is human; to forgive, divine" ---Alexander Pope
Patrick Wintour wrote: .... The ambassador was reluctant to be drawn on the practical implications of refusing to recognise the BNO passport as a valid travel document, but said the move was a response to the UKâs decision to offer a right for all those eligible for a BNO passport to seek a path to citizenship in the UK.
He said the offer breached the 1984 Memorandum of Agreement that promised the UK would not provide a permanent right of abode to BNO passport-holders. âSince the UK have violated their commitment, we have to let them know that we have to take measures not to recognise the BNO passport as a valid travel document,â he said.
The refusal to recognise the BNO passport in theory raises the prospect of tens of thousands of Hong Kong citizens being trapped in the city or being refused re-entry if they leave the country andtry to return, although there was some confusion over the practical impact of the policy, since Hong Kong residents say they can leave and re-enter Hong Kong without showing a BNO passport. An ID card is normally sufficient to pass through immigration....
excerpt from, "Hong Kong: China says it will not recognise UK overseas passports"âđ
This article was really about British Bible societies. I have seen that the American Bible Society has taken a different track from what it used to. The writer of the following article does or doesn't like it?
https://tinyurl.com/y2acmkyd (How the American Bible Society became evangelical )
Romans 8 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so; 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.---
and for that matter,
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94t (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
Jessica McDonald wrote: .... According to the 7th edition of âObstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies,â once there is identifiable cardiac activity, only about 2-3% of pregnancies in low-risk women will fail....
A heartbeat, it should also be mentioned, does not necessarily mean that a fetus is viable, or capable of surviving outside the womb. Older fetuses might be, but after just six weeks, no embryo is capable of living on its own, even with medical assistance. According to UpToDate, an online medical resource for physicians, many infants will live if delivered after 26 weeks of pregnancy, but almost none do if delivered before 22 completed weeks.
Viability is an important legal milestone with respect to abortion. In 1992, the Supreme Court held in Planned Parenthood v. Casey that women have the right to abortion before fetal viability, and that states cannot legally impose an âundue burden,â or create âsubstantial obstacles in the path of a woman seeking an abortion,â before that time....
excerpts from, "When Are Heartbeats Audible During Pregnancy?"
Apparently many want their ears tickled instead of hearing the Wordđ
2 Timothy 4:1-5
1. I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2. preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4. and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. ---ESV
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94tÂ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6Â (Christians and Politics, Part 3)
John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world. ---ESV
https://tinyurl.com/zwg8o3o (Rendering To Caesar---A Biblical Perspective On Government)
I will add that there isn't any the ticks are restriction on Church meetings in Nebraska and his church has been meeting with a physical presence. However, it has only been since it was allowed.so we can only pray that these churches that have physical meetings now do not have any outbreaks of the virus. So far we haven't had the problems that California has, but our rates have been going up for people who have caught itâđ We can only pray for an effective vaccine âđđˇ
https://tinyurl.com/yx9axydf (Trump returns to agitating for reopenings)
John Sandeman wrote: From a time when pandemics were common 400 years ago, Puritan pastor and writer Richard Baxter (1615-1691) gives a different point of view and urges churches to obey government orders to close in a pandemics â and also specifies when a church should defy an unjust authority....
Two excerpts fromÂ The Practical Works of Richard Baxter, the fifth volume, in hisÂ Christian Ecclesiastics, where he details answers to nearly 200 questions dealing with Christians...â
â(1.) If the magistrate for a greater good, (as the common safety,) forbid church assemblies in a time of pestilence, assault of enemies, or fire, or the like necessity, it is a duty to obey him. 1. Because positive duties give place to those great natural duties which are their end: so Christ justified himself and his disciples violation of the external rest of the sabbath. âFor the sabbath was made for man and not man for the sabbath.â...
excerpt from, "...Richard Baxter Vs John MacArthur"
"The exceptions that prove the rule " Timothyâ Praise God there are those exceptionsđ
Mike, this should provide an answer to your comments
Grace Panetta wrote: â˘Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, says he doesn't regret advising Americans against wearing masks early on in the COVID-19 pandemic. â˘In an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Norah O'Donnell published in InStyle, Fauci defended his credibility and decision-making in response to recent attempts from the White House to undermine and sideline him.Â â˘"I don't regret anything I said then because in the context of the time in which I said it, it was correct. We were told in our task force meetings that we have a serious problem with the lack of PPEs," he said.
excerpt from, "Fauci says he doesn't regret telling Americans not to wear masks at the beginning of the pandemic"
Q. Jurecic & B. Wittes wrote: .... ...Sending out officers untrained for demonstrations risks violence if the agents end up in situations they donât know how to handle. Recall that some of the protests in the wake of Floydâs death swung out of control in large part because of ill-considered police actions. This anonymized deployment risks compounding that problem. Because if, as Oregonâs attorney general hypothesizes, a protester âconfronted by anonymous men in military-type fatigues and ordered into an unmarked vanâ were to âreasonably assume that he is being kidnapped and is the victim of a crime,â he might plausibly resort to violence in self-defense. This may be a particular risk if the person in question happens to be suspicious of police authority in the first place. And the risk may be further heightened by the fact that various militia groups have been known to organize armed groups in defense of supposed law-enforcement interests. Ambiguity about an officerâs identity or power to make an arrest serves the interests of neither law enforcement nor protesters....
excerpt from, "Nothing Can Justify the Attack on Portland"
'Researchers said politicizing mask-wearing early on only worsened this backlash response, but they're hopeful, with Pres. Trump's recent pivot on the issue, referring Tuesday to mask-wearing as "patriotic," will help.'
James 2:1-7 My brothers, donât hold the faith of our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with partiality. For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your synagogue, and a poor man in filthy clothing also comes in, and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing and say, âSit here in a good place;â and you tell the poor man, âStand there,â or âSit by my footstoolâ havenât you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers. Didnât God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Donât the rich oppress you and personally drag you before the courts? Donât they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?
Money talks, as it did at the very beginning of the Christian church âđ
Derek Thompson wrote: .... By funneling our anxieties into empty cleaning rituals, we lose focus on the more common modes of COVID-19 transmission and the most crucial policies to stop this plague. âMy point is not to relax, but rather to focus on what matters and what works,â Goldman said. âMasks, social distancing, and moving activities outdoors. Thatâs it. Thatâs how we protect ourselves. Thatâs how we beat this thing.â...
excerpt from, "You Can Stop Cleaning Your Mail Now"
Hand sanitizers are still a good idea, I think â đ
Reuters wrote: .... Federal agents dispatched to Portland, Oregon, have drawn national attention for whisking away demonstrators in unmarked cars, beating a U.S. Navy veteran and tear-gassing activist mothers and the cityâs mayor.
âWe call on Congress to pass legislation to make clear that these actions are unlawful and repugnant,â the Democratic mayors of Portland, Chicago, Seattle, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Kansas City, Missouri; and Washington, D.C., wrote in a letter to the leaders of both parties in the Senate and House of Representatives....
excerpt from, "Six U.S. mayors urge Congress to block Trump federal deployment" âđ
Neil, you make an extremely good point âđ Russell Moore agrees with you.
Russell Moore wrote: .... In the New Testament, the marriages of church members are the business of the church community. Throughout the Scripture, the marriages of the members of the believing community are addressed to entire congregations (for instance, 1 Cor 7; Eph 5). At the same time, Paul tells the church at Corinth: âFor what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outsideâ (1 Cor 5:12-13).
...A church that isnât able to hold a couple to their vows (through discipleship and discipline) as witnesses to the covenant made (through discipleship and discipline) has no right to solemnize these vows in the first place. What would the church do if the unbelieving non-members were to break these vows?
In the case of unbelievers, a minister of the state (such as a Justice of the Peace) is perfectly appropriate to officiate because it is the state, not the church, that will hold the couple accountable for any breaking of the vows made....
excerpt from, "Should a Minister Officiate at the Weddings of Unbelievers?"