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 priestâs 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: âPersonally I donât have an opinion on Dr. Fauci, good or bad.â)....
excerpt from, "In Context: As Trump criticizes, a look back at Fauciâs 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 timesâđ
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 âđ
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 Nebraskaâs flagship campus.... .... Lincoln-Lancaster County Public Health Director Pat Lopez has said her county wonât 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 stateâs second-largest school district.
âThis is the time not only to stay the course, but also to redouble our efforts in Lancaster County,â Lopez said. âWe need to do what is best for our community to overcome the impacts of this virus.â...
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 âđ 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 canât give up early on social distancing. .... One of the key lessons from the comparison between St. Louis and Philadelphia: Good leadership makes a difference.
âIn 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 Markel said. âAnd 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
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. Itâs on the nationâs leaders to guide Americans through this, assuring them that theyâre doing the right thing and that thereâs a light at the end of the tunnel.
âYou really need very strong leadership from the top,â CĂŠline Gounder, an epidemiologist at New York University, told me....
excerpt from, "5 lessons on social distancing from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic"âđ
Will SteakinÂ and Ben Gittleson wrote: âWe need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter, because itâs not going to be easy,â Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's foremost infectious disease expert,Â saidÂ Thursday.
Asked duringÂ an interview with CBS NewsÂ on Wednesday if it was frustrating to see Trump hold massive rallies with little-to-no mask-wearing, Fauci said, "Yes, it is."... ....
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has for months warned about the coronavirus and the seasonal flu striking at the same time this fall and winter.
"I'm asking you to do four simple things: wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, and be smart about crowds," Redfield said inÂ an interview with WebMDÂ last month. "If you do those four things it will bring this outbreak down. But, if we don't do thatâŚ this could be the worst fall from a public health perspective we've ever had."...
excerpt from, "Trump heads into flu season amid pandemic mocking masks, holding packed campaign rallies"
No, Lurker, the mayor of Lincoln has been ignoring himâđ
Amanda Watts wrote: .... Debunking nonsense [Dr. Anthony Fauci] ....
And people are spreading misinformation, making the virus even harder to fight.
"The one thing that bothers me is the amount of things that aren't evidence-based, and we've seen examples of that in the United States like claims that certain drugs have a great positive effect when there's no scientific evidence whatsoever that they have a positive effect," Fauci said.
"And yet it gets ingrained and I and my colleagues have to spend a lot of time trying to debunk that. And you're in the middle of a pandemic and you're trying hard to address all the appropriate issues, it is truly a waste of time to have to debunk nonsense."
Fauci also cautioned that just because coronaviruses are in the spotlight, people should not forget the flu....
excerpt from, "Fauci says normal life may not be back until the end of 2021"
Alejandro Molina wrote: .... In the statement, the county noted that more than 6,000 Los Angeles County residents have died from the virus.
âWe went to court only after significant efforts to work with the leaders of Grace Community Church to protect public health,â the statement read.Â
âWe now look forward to working with church leaders on a plan to move services outdoors with physical distancing and the use of face coverings, which will allow worshipers to gather for religious observances in a manner that is lower risk and consistent with public health directives.â...
excerpt from, "Judge grants injunction barring John MacArthur, Grace Community Church from meeting indoors"
Perhaps the man in the SA article was lucky to get out of Rwanda? Apparently some people are brought back that don't want to come back! The government of Rwanda is getting a bad reputation.
ABC/Wires wrote: Paul Rusesabagina, the man who inspired the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda, is being held on terrorism and other charges in his homeland, after what human rights observers have deemed a forced disappearance. Key points:
â˘ Rwandan authorities accuse Paul Rusesabagina of a range of crimes including terrorism, murder and arson â˘ Mr Rusesabagina has been a persistent critic of President Paul Kagame, whose government is accused of rights abuses â˘ The United States, where Mr Rusesabagina lives, has called for a "transparent legal process"
The family of Mr Rusesabagina, who famously used his connections with the ethnic Hutu elite to protect Tutsis fleeing the slaughter while working as a hotel manager during Rwanda's 1994 genocide, claims he was abducted by Rwandan authorities from Dubai late last month.
excerpt from, "Hotel Rwanda hero, accused of terrorism, was abducted by government, say supporters"
I would expect some churches in this country are having problems of income. Something for the laity to think about. I don't see much in the article how to help these foreign pastors any, sending out a check might be easy for taking care of local churches? âď¸đ
Perhaps one of the many reasons that's Australia and China are not getting along. However, the Chinese started strong-arming Australia after Australia wanted and international inquiry on how the covid-19 got started in China. âŁď¸
Matthew Doran wrote: .... The ABC's Bill Birtles and the Australian Financial Review's Mike Smith were bundled out of China earlier this week, with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade holding grave fears for their safety....
â˘ The two reporters were evacuated to Australia after being interviewed by Chinese authorities â˘ Australia's Trade Minister says Australia's officials acted appropriately â˘ A Chinese academic stripped of his Australian visa has accused Australia of intimidation tactics....
excerpt from, "Australia says embassy officials did not obstruct Chinese investigation into journalists Bill Birtles and Mike Smith"
ABC news radio online wrote: .... "Cyber intrusions affecting campaign or election infrastructure have the potential to cause significant negative impacts on the integrity of elections. Our adversaries are continuously looking for vulnerable US networks to exploit, and networks associated with political organizations and campaigns are no exception," the FBI said in a statement....
excerpt from, "Microsoft warns of 'unsuccessful attacks' on campaigns from Russian, China, Iran"
"Pope Francis Calls Out Trump, Accuses Him of âPro-Lifeâ Hypocrisy"
What I've read there has been no change in Pope Francis opinion of Trump, when he complained about Trump's approach to DACA. The Catholic church is interested in more things than just abortion--which of course they are against.