I can’t help but comment on the coronavirus. My wife’s family are in lockdown in northern Italy. Prisoners have been rioting and dying in their city.
Italian medics are saying to stop calling it a bad case of the flu- it’s far more infectious and deadly and is overwhelming the hospitals in the north especially.
In a slight exaggeration, a man with a trolley full of toilet roll in the shop I work in described coronavirus as simply a form of flu! I thought, if he’s not worried, why is he panic buying?
The UK government are telling us on the one hand that we don’t need to stockpile, and on the other that we might need to self isolate and socially distance ourselves for weeks on end (or if it gets like Italy for months!). Can we really believe authorities who offer empty reassurances to flooded communities and residents…
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Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one! – Job 14:4
“As it was with the worship of Israel of old, so it is now with that of the Christian church. The pure becomes alloyed with the base, that which is genuine with that…
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Here is something I read on Facebook.
Final words of a dying Christian
2 weeks ago I was sitting in a conference and I got a text that said, “Hey Britt- I’m leaving MD Anderson today for what will most likely be my last couple of weeks at home with my family. Very soon I will be in heaven. I’ve had an amazing spiritual breakthrough in my life that I want to share with you. This newfound realization about my salvation is so powerful that I wanted to tell you about it so that you could share it with everyone when I’m gone. Could you come over this weekend?”
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Martin Luther was faced with a decision to remain quiet or speak out. The religious corruption he witnessed was unbearable. Bishops sold places in Heaven to the highest bidder. The pope claimed to be the only authority for Christians and promised early release from Purgatory for donations to build his Roman palace. Priests were impregnating nuns and aborting the babies.
Luther began by writing a letter to his bishop, explaining 95 Biblical reasons the pope was wrong to sell salvation. Then on October 31, 1517, filled with righteous anger at the lack of response, he stormed to his church building in Wittenberg, Germany, and nailed his Ninety-Five Theses on the doors which served as the community bulletin board. Soon his complaint reached Rome.
For hundreds of years the pope was considered the final authority in all things Christian. His words were…
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