"While major Christian denominations, synagogues and mosques across the country have taken pains to craft detailed reopening plans https://tinyurl.com/ybgrhdpj and impose strict new rules, some of the recent cases appear to have occurred in churches that did not require masks or keep members apart."---from the article
'So, that they thought rebaptism was unacceptable. Well, that's another confusing thing. People ask me about that all the time: "I as baptized once as a baby; do I need to be rebaptized?" Answer: if you weren't baptized the biblical way, you'd better be baptized the biblical way. John the Baptist's disciples showed up in Acts 19; the apostles said to them, "Have you heard of the Messiah?" etc....they said, "We don't know anything about that. We were baptized with John's baptism." They didn't say, "Oh well, that's sufficient." They said, "Then you need to hear the truth about Messiah..." They heard the truth and they were baptized the right way. Well, more later...
'Baptism is a command. It is the purpose of God. It is the command of Christ. And, if you say, "No!" it can't be ignorance; we've eliminated that category, if you were listening. Pride, indifference, defiance, or you're not a Christian. Jesus said, "How can you say, "Lord, Lord!" and do not the things I say?" Jesus said, "If you love me," you'll what? "Keep my commandments." Don't bring yourself under God's chastening because of disobedience in this most simple act of obedience, which will bring upon you God's favor and your own joy. ' ---John MacArthur
11. But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindlerânot even to eat with such a one. 12. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? 13. God judges those outside. Purge the evil person from among you. ---ESV
Tom Gjelten wrote: The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, came into being in 1845 as the church of Southern slaveholders.
Now, 173 years later, Southern Baptist leaders are not just acknowledging their dark history; they are documenting it, as if by telling the story in wrenching detail, they may finally be freed of its taint.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the denomination's flagship institution, this week [December 18, 2018] released a 71-page report on the role that racism and support for slavery played in its origin and growth.
"The founding fathers of this school â all four of them â were deeply involved in slavery and deeply complicit in the defense of slavery," writes school President R. Albert Mohler Jr., in a letter accompanying the report. "Many of their successors on this faculty, throughout the period of Reconstruction and well into the 20th century, advocated the inferiority of African-Americans and openly embraced the ideology of the Lost Cause of southern slavery."... ....
excerpt from,"Southern Baptist Seminary Confronts History Of Slaveholding And 'Deep Racism' "
The above NPR article is quite interesting and informative
Becca Costello wrote: TwentyÂ states, including Kansas, now require residents to wear a mask or face covering in public, as new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S.Â continue to climb. And although cases have been declining in Nebraska, health experts here say itâs the best option to slow the spread of the virus.... .... TheÂ CDCâs recommendationÂ for face coverings includes 19 citations for clinical or laboratory studies about effectiveness. Theyâre also recommended by theÂ World Health OrganizationÂ and theÂ University of Nebraska Medical Center.
excerpt from,'Health Experts Urge Nebraskans To Wear Face Coverings, "De-Politicize The Mask"'
Why, Timothy, I'm going to try and stay around long enough to vote in the November election to help correct some problems.
Most people agree by madhu a better job on handling the coronavirus problem
AP wrote: Dr. Anthony Fauci says Alabama and other states with soaring coronavirus rates have a window of opportunity to bring it under control and spoke in favor of state and local requirements for masks in public.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Diseases, says the United States is in a resurgence of new coronavirus cases, with daily cases nearly double the countryâs previously high baseline. Infection rates have been rising in the South and West...."
excerpt from,"The Latest: Dr. Fauci says wear masks to limit surging cases"
Lady and gentleman so, I think I'll go of what Anthony fauci had to say, and I trust the Australian information more considering United States has the very worst record in the world for containing covid-19 âđ
ABC.net.au wrote: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a potential US vice-presidential running mate for Joe Biden, has announced she has coronavirus.
â˘Ms Bottoms thought her headache and cold were due to seasonal allergies
â˘She contracted the virus despite wearing a face mask and observing social distancing
â˘She plans to continue her mayoral duties in isolation from her home office....
.... Read more about coronavirus:
â˘WHO urged to address "overwhelming" research that coronavirus spreads through the air as aerosol
excerpt from,"Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta Mayor and possible Joe Biden running mate, 'shocked' after testing positive to coronavirus"
https://tinyurl.com/yb8t5cvw (Home Depot) Amazon and Walmart may have them also depending on the local needs.ââŁď¸ Yes, an n95 mask would be very beneficial if you read the article about the letter that was sent to WHO at the above URL.
Matthew S. Schwartz wrote: .... Even if Georgia Tech expects professors to resume in-person instruction, professor Murray expects that many professors and students won't want to risk their health. "No one is going to teach in a classroom in which they feel that their students' and their own health is at risk," she said. "No student will come to campus if they feel it is unsafe."
Professor Devesh Ranjan, who helped write the letter, said he's optimistic that Georgia Tech's administration agrees with faculty who say an in-person mask-optional return is too risky. "We suspect they would not actively oppose faculty taking the decision to have most courses online," Ranjan told NPR. "In the final analysis faculty will choose to do what they think is ethically correct."...
excerpt from, " 'A Nightmare': Georgia Tech Faculty Push Back Against In-Person Reopening Plans"
Greetings wrote: The holes in a mask are 200 times bigger than the Coronavirus
Dr. Megan Ranney, Dr. Dara Kass and Dr. Esther Choo wrote: .... On April 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionâs 63-page draft of recommended guidelines for opening America leaked to the press. https://tinyurl.com/y9ahnkc5 The CDCâs guide, which had already been submitted to the White House, reflected the current state of the science on the coronavirus and how to prevent it from spreading in communities once lockdown measures end. If implemented, it would have offered some of the most precise guidance the public had received since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Unfortunately, those recommendations will not be implemented. The guide was shelved by the White House before it was ever officially published, ....
excerpt from, " Trump rejected the CDC's first coronavirus reopening America guide. The second is useless."
Mike, even if the number of deaths are somewhat under control, hospitalizations aren't â đ
Antonia Noori Farzan,Â Katie Shepherd andÂ Jennifer Hassan wrote: .... Hospitals across the Sun Belt continue to be inundated with coronavirus patients, with Arizona reaching 89 percent capacity for ICU beds on Monday, as Alabama, California, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas also reported unprecedented numbers of hospitalizations. For the 28th day in a row, the countryâs rolling seven-day average of daily new cases shattered all previous records, though the number of deaths nationwide has remained relatively stable.
The United States is âstill knee deep in the first waveâ of the coronavirus outbreak, Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Monday. Unlike Europe, âwe never came down to baseline and now are surging back up.â
excerpt from, " Coronavirus hospitalizations skyrocket across Sun Belt as Fauci warns nation is âstill knee deep in the first waveâ"
Graham Readfern wrote: .... Forbes told Guardian Australia the article was removed âbecause it violated our editorial guidelines around self-promotionâ.
Before appearing in the Australian, the op-ed also ran on the website of Shellenbergerâs thinktank, Environmental Progress, and on at least three other sites. The article heavily promoted Shellenbergerâs new book, Apocalypse Never....
excerpt from,"The environmentalist's apology: how Michael Shellenberger unsettled some of his prominent supporters"
Apoorva Mandavilli wrote: .... The coronavirus is finding new victims worldwide, in bars and restaurants, offices, markets and casinos, giving rise to frightening clusters of infection that increasingly confirm what many scientists have been saying for months: The virus lingers in the air indoors, infecting those nearby.
If airborne transmission is a significant factor in the pandemic, especially in crowded spaces with poor ventilation, the consequences for containment will be significant. Masks may be needed indoors, even in socially-distant settings. Health care workers may need N95 masks that filter out even the smallest respiratory droplets as they care for coronavirus patients....
excerpt from,"239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne"
Quit your whining about masks! I'm about ready to get some N 95 types. âđđˇ
https://tinyurl.com/y7huarhk (The Science of Mask-Wearing Hasnât Changed. So Why Have Our Expectations?).
From the SA article:
"Little about the pandemic has generated as much consternation as masks, even given almost universal medical evidence that masks help stop the virus from spreading...."
Emma Green wrote: .... or all the energy being devoted to addressing racism in the white evangelical world, the aftermath of George Floydâs death is not necessarily a turning point in how white evangelicals think about race, several Black leaders I spoke with argued. âAbout every four to five years, thereâs a larger national-level racial conversation, and many churches will make some gesture at that,â Jao told me. âThen they donât speak on it again, donât notice the things that are happening locally or nationally, until the next major explosion.â One test of the effects of this summerâs protests is whether they will shift conversations about race and policing in conservative political circles. Nearly one-third of white people in the United States identify as evangelicals, and a strong majority of this group is Republican. White Christians are distinctively positioned to push politicians to take this issue seriously....
--- "The Unofficial Racism Consultants to the White Evangelical World"
Treating Black church goers as human beings would at least be a startâđ
Now handling the DACA question would be a good.
https://tinyurl.com/y9gtaqw6 (Ending DACA isnât about the rule of law. Itâs about race.
Reuters wrote: Books by prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures have become unavailable in the Chinese-ruled city's public libraries as they are being reviewed to see whether they violate a new national security law, a government department said.
â˘Prominent democracy figure Joshua Wong says his books are being censored by authorities â˘Beijing claims the Hong Kong national security law will only be used to target "troublemakers" â˘Authorities have already begun arrests of anti-China protesters, charging one man with terrorism
excerpt from, "Hong Kong libraries see pro-democracy books removed after national security law introduced"
Christians no doubt will soon be targeted as troublemakers also.
It's Republicans that are complaining to their children about the quality of life in the United States âđ [AUTHOR]Melissa Godin[/AUTHOR]8 out of 10 Americans are âdissatisfiedâ with the state of the U.S., according to a new national survey undertaken by the Pew Research Center.
87% of those surveyed said they were dissatisfied with âthe way things are goingâ in America â nearly 20% more than respondents in an April Pew survey. And, compared with previous Pew polls, the drop in Republicansâ satisfaction was drastic, down from 55% of respondents to just 19%.[/QUOTE]excerpt from, "Survey: Majority of Americans 'Dissatisfied' With State of U.S."
I don't know why the URL that I gave with my original message didn't work, but this one should âđĄđ
https://tinyurl.om/y8n822wl (What's behind the 'anti-vax' movement?)
Want to know the original URL for a tiny one?
Put a tinyurl into the search box of https.duckduckgo.com and it will expand it for you!
There are rumors going around about the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for example,
https://tinyurl.com/ycaprjnc. (Fact check: Neither Pirbright Institute nor Bill Gates owns novel coronavirus patent)
By the way for people's general amusement:
"Dr. Anthony Fauci and Bill and Melinda Gates are seeking to "depopulate the Earth" by pushing potential vaccines to end the global coronavirus pandemic, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Saturday in a video that went viral online."
hey_yo wrote: Besides 'flatteries', like the Antichrist figure in Daniel; what exactly will the most powerful man in the world do? Oh, right. He'll go on Twitter and complain. Just like how he is handling the thousands of violent, lawless, godless rioters who are destroying this nation from within.
All too true. I wish the Pope of the Trumpians would get some Christianity
2. For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard. 3. For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, âAs I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest,â although His works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Another source for Trump's comments
https://tinyurl.com/yanpgg9t (Fourth of July: Trump vows to defeat 'radical left' in Independence Day speech)---courtesy of the BBC.
Kevin Mungons wrote: .... Death of the 7/11 chorus [ ]
At the height of the Worship Wars, critics complained about the â7/11 chorus,â brief lyrical sentiments that seemed to feature seven words repeated 11 times. Yes, the snarky insult was also a deliberate allusion to a convenience store. Critics wondered if the lyrical and musical content was the equivalent of fast food rather than a substantive meal....
excerpt from,"Psalms, Hymns, and Some Really New Songs"
It has occurred to me that I don't think I like any music that was written after 1920 oh, there might be a few hymns the past 200 year test but there are few and far between. As much as the as the author of the above thinks the above is no longer true there are still plenty of examples that are around âđđ
It wouldn't hurt if singers and instrument players did a little more practice no matter what the vintage of the music is also.