""The country, after all, was already accustomed to 100,000 deaths a year from the flu. There was a limited public health infrastructure. Use of vaccines remained uncommon, and therapies were often primitive. ...""
Yes! There were "SLIGHT" differences in history to decision making. Therefore do the modern conclusions actually realistically compare structurally to make the point relevant??
Communists hate Bible doctrines and Christian churches because they tell the truth and enable people to see how gullible people can be. And reveal the deception that is communism.
Communism and its little sister socialism are a national con trick. Tell the people that everybody is "equal" and some will believe anything. Liberalism goes one step further and tells the masses that authority and morals can be removed from society and total freedom (relativism) can exist.
This political virus is peddled today by Bernie the Democrat and his associates.
Secularists - GOD has given them over to a reprobate mind....
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding,"
This is part of works based Liberalist religious ideology.
Faith strengthened by human effort is usually more of the same human conviction they had before.
Even the Apostles didn't receive quote, "strength" when they asked for it.
Is it not an insult to ask GOD for a "stronger" faith? Does it mean you cast doubt on HIS providence for your life and works?
Luke 17:5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. 7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? 8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? 9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. 10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do."
Amos 4:8 "....... yet HAVE YE NOT RETURNED unto me, saith the LORD."
9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet HAVE YE NOT RETURNED unto me, saith the LORD.
10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet HAVE YE NOT RETURNED unto me, saith the LORD.
11 I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet HAVE YE NOT RETURNED unto me, saith the LORD.
12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel."
GOD has 'allowed' coronavirus to make a powerful statement to the world ...... = Yet HAVE YE NOT RETURNED unto me saith the LORD!!
The LORD has been here many times before in history and nations and churches have not turned to HIM. Sinful choices and decisions are more in line with the evil hearted atheists, Liberals and false witnesses, today.
From what I've observed in recent times many of the 'chaplains' in hospitals are female and thus Liberalist.
Liberalism is the devils work. Liberalism is the voice of the antichrist.
2Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of."
""President Trump isn‚Äôt sure if he‚Äôll meet the deadline but he‚Äôs hoping America can open for business as usual and get back to having ‚Äúpack churches‚ÄĚ again by Easter Sunday.""
Now that's an optimistic wish list!!
Nothing anybody can do about the coronavirus effect on humanity. At present anyway.
Optimism in leadership is one way of trying to stay on top of this ghastly virus and its consequences. New political idealism???
Joy in suffering.... James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."
Rom 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. 6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly."
The "Prosperity gospel" Mammon is a very popular god!!! In a fallen reprobate world. ~
Interesting fact that coronavirus supports (underpins)? the prosperity gospel???
Quote' "The prosperity gospel is an umbrella term for a group of ideas ‚ÄĒ popular among charismatic preachers in the evangelical tradition ‚ÄĒ that equate Christian faith with material, and particularly financial, success. It has a long history in American culture, with figures like Osteen and Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, glamorous, flashily-dressed televangelists whose Disneyland-meets-Bethlehem Christian theme park, Heritage USA, was once the third-most-visited site in America.
A 2006 Times poll found that 17 percent of American Christians identify explicitly with the movement, while 31 percent espouse the idea that ‚Äúif you give your money to God God will bless you with more money.‚ÄĚ A full 61 percent agree with the more general idea that ‚ÄúGod wants people to be prosperous.‚ÄĚ (vox.com)
"Prince Charles‚Äôs accession to the throne could trigger a national debate about the relationship between the Church of England and the state, providing a ‚Äúopportune moment‚ÄĚ to make the case for disestablishment, according to the National Secular Society.
Debate about whether an established, privileged ‚Äústate church‚ÄĚ is appropriate in an increasingly multi-faith and secular society is seen by many as off limits while the Queen remains monarch.
But a report to be published on Monday by the society says Charles‚Äôs coronation is likely to throw up pressing questions about the institutional links between church, monarchy and parliament.
The report, called Separating Church and State: The Case for Disestablishment, points out that only 25% of countries had a state religion in 2011 and, of those, a minority were classed as liberal democracies."
"It acknowledges Prince Charles‚Äôs reported wish to assume the title defender of faith, rather than ‚Äúthe faith‚ÄĚ. The traditional title ‚Äúwill be antagonistic for the non-Anglican majority of the UK population. On the other hand, attempting to avoid this difficulty by adopting the title ‚Äėdefender of faith‚Äô will antagonise many supporters of the Church of England,‚ÄĚ says the report." (theguardian.com)