Daily Archives: July 13, 2020

Does the Church Today Align with Jesus’ Teaching? — Christianity.com

With everything the Lord left for His church in the scriptures, it is important to recognize that there is no excuse for the church not aligning with Jesus’ teaching. In fact, Paul referred to the church as, “the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).

Christ expects His church to align with what He taught. Obedience to His commands is essential for the church to accomplish what He left His church on earth to be and to do. In the Great Commission, the Lord told His followers to teach others to “observe all things” that He “commanded” (Matthew 28:19-20).

Earlier in His ministry, Jesus was confronted by some of the religious leaders of that day with a question that was designed to test His message,

Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?Jesus responded,You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 22:34-40).

It is obvious by His use of the terms “commands” and “commandment” that Christ was very concerned about believers fulfilling the precepts that He taught. That is exactly why James, the half-brother of Jesus, reiterated this idea to his readers in James 1:22 when he wrote, “Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only.”

Following the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ is absolutely essential for any true disciple of Christ. The same applies to communities of Christ-followers — the local church. The scriptures are explicit, God expects believers to live by the principles He taught while He was physically here on earth, and by the instructions He left in His Word.

Sections in the New Testament

The four main sections in the New Testament (the Gospels, the Epistles, the Acts of the Apostles, and Revelation) each contain valuable and relevant teaching that can help believers align themselves with the teaching of Christ.

The Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) describe the life of Christ and record what He taught while He was physically here on earth. Meanwhile, most of the Epistles are actual letters of instruction written by the apostles to individual churches, church leaders, or groups of churches — and they contain practical directives so that those New Testament churches and all subsequent churches will know how Christ wants His church to function.

The Acts of the Apostles is a historical narrative of the early church and provides a chronological account of the beginning of the church and how God used the persecution of the early church and His missionary messengers to launch other local churches around the known world.

The book of the Revelation provides illustrations of seven specific local churches, each with their own set of strengths and weaknesses, and are real-life illustrations of churches that did or did not line up with Jesus’ teaching.

The New Testament then concludes with a God-given narrative of prophecy that enlightens believers about the future — including when the church of Jesus Christ gathers with her Bridegroom in heaven for all eternity.

With everything the Lord left for His church in the scriptures, it is important to recognize that there is no excuse for the church not aligning with Jesus’ teaching. In fact, the Apostle Paul referred to the church as, “the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).

Should All Churches be Alike?

It is imperative for believers to grasp the fact that the Lord wants His church to operate in obedience to the instructions He left in His Word. It is also a good thing to remember that the scriptures do not present local churches as a collection of “cookie-cutter” structures and programs, where every church everywhere looks and operates the same way. That was never Christ’s intent.

Obedience to the directives of Christ does not equal absolute conformity in a style of ministry. That has never been the case in the annuals of church history, and that alikeness is definitely not true today.

Church buildings in Africa look nothing like the architecture in Europe; and the worship services in North America undoubtedly do not resemble church gatherings in South America. Likewise, churches in large cities in the United States are usually not run the same as churches in small towns; and mega-churches do not function like house churches.

In fact, one of the most positive characteristics of Christ’s church is her unique diversity and creativity. The scriptures demonstrate that God never intended all churches to be alike. A quick reading of the New Testament reveals the amazingly creative differences between the specific local churches that are described.

In fact, the first local church mentioned in the Bible was the Jerusalem church as described in Acts 2. Yet, the second church referenced just a few chapters later did not operate the same way (see the Antioch church in Acts 11). This principle is true throughout the entire New Testament. Even the seven churches in Revelation are listed with unique and individual characteristics.

It is obvious that the churches in biblical times were not the same. Except they were all expected to operate by the principles and instructions of Christ!

How the Church Today Can Align with Jesus’ Teaching

That fact is still true today. It is essential for each local church everywhere to operate and function according to what God’s Word describes and teaches. Here are four important commitments, that are based upon clear biblical priorities, that each church must make to ensure they are aligned with the teaching of Scripture.

1. Each church must commit to preach and teach the Bible (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Timothy 3:10-17; 2 Timothy 4:2; Hebrews 4:12; Acts 20:27).

The first commitment each church must make is to make sure that it preaches and teaches the Word of God. This must be each church’s top priority. This practice should be obvious, not only from the pastors’ messages during the services but in each of the other ministries of the church. God wants His church to produce mature followers of Christ and the only way that is possible is through the exposition of Scripture and proclaiming the “whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27).

2. Each church must commit to equip their people to serve in the church (Ephesians 4:11-16; Romans 12:3-8).

The Lord’s implicit goal for church leaders is found in this passage (Ephesians 4:11-16) where God’s Word instructs them with this admonition, “equipping of the saints for the work of ministry for the edifying of the body of Christ.” If a specific local church is not utilizing God’s Word to equip, or train believers to serve the Lord and to help them grow in spiritual maturity, it is not fulfilling the biblical mission for the church.

3. Each church must commit to fulfilling the Great Commission to “make disciples” (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8).

In Christ’s last set of instructions to His disciples, He emphasized the importance of outreach and spiritual reproduction, and the book of Acts demonstrates that His followers did exactly that. That mandate is still in effect today. Each local church must make global discipleship a leading priority in its functions and programming or it is not fulfilling Christ’s last directive.

4. Each church must commit to helping people apply God’s Word to their daily lives (2 Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:22).

It is also important to recognize that the Lord never intended the church to make a “lecture” on Sunday mornings its top priority. Certainly, sermons were a key ingredient of Jesus’ own ministry with His followers and His Word emphasizes the importance of preaching for the local church from the first century until today.

However, Christ also made sure that His disciples and other hearers knew that the end result of His sermons was that they would implement the truth He taught them in their daily lives. Paul also emphasized that in His writings (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Local churches today can align themselves with biblical commands by ensuring that their people live out the principles of Scripture in their day-to-day lives.

What Does This Mean?

Of course, local churches today will undoubtedly operate and look differently. Their unique differences and characteristics probably depend upon a multitude of cultural factors. Yet, there are plenty of examples of churches that do not line up with the clear teaching of Scripture. Practically speaking, if a specific local church does not teach and practice what Jesus taught, believers should carefully, humbly, and peaceably find another church.

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Mel Walker is the president of Vision For Youth, Inc., an international network of youth ministry, and he is also is the youth pastor at Wyoming Valley Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Mel has been actively involved in various aspects of youth ministry for over 40 years. He is also an author, speaker, and a consultant with churches. More information about his speaking and writing ministry can be found at www.GoingOnForGod.com. Mel has written 12 books on various aspects of youth ministry, plus he speaks to hundreds of teenagers and parents each year. Mel & Peggy Walker are the parents of 3 adult children—all of whom are in vocational ministry. You can follow him on Twitter: @vfyouth.

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The Angry Mob And Their Counterfeit Religion — The Aquila Report

How can a radical sociopolitical movement led by Antifa protesters and the Black Lives Matter organization find its power within the abandoned territory of a failing Christianity? Isn’t there a clear difference between issues of Church and State, or theology and democracy? The answer may somewhat surprise you: This isn’t primarily a political uprising we are seeing, but a new secular religion spreading an alternative gospel of socialist ideology in opposition to the traditional belief systems that sustained America as “one nation under God” for over 200 years. 

 

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” — Matthew 5:13.

The rage and hatred being exhibited in America right now isn’t something that just suddenly sprang up and pushed itself into our society by its own power. If our country was filled to the brim with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a vibrant Church, there would be no massive moral void for these anarchists and nihilists to expand their territory; nor would there exist the spiritual oxygen to fuel their fiery bitterness and spark their Marxist revolution. No, these angry agitators easily found their stronghold in the vacuum being created in the West by the retreat of Christianity and in some areas, the complete collapse of Christian influence. What we are witnessing right now is a spiritual crisis coming to a head in America.

How can this be, you might ask. How can a radical sociopolitical movement led by Antifa protesters and the Black Lives Matter organization find its power within the abandoned territory of a failing Christianity? Isn’t there a clear difference between issues of Church and State, or theology and democracy? The answer may somewhat surprise you: This isn’t primarily a political uprising we are seeing, but a new secular religion spreading an alternative gospel of socialist ideology in opposition to the traditional belief systems that sustained America as “one nation under God” for over 200 years. The seditious words and violent deeds of these social justice zealots show all the hallmarks of a religious fervor intent on establishing their one true “faith.” And those who stand in the way of their moral crusade will either bend the knee or be destroyed.

See how they display the characteristics of a pious religion, similar to how Satan often appears as an “angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). According to columnist Frank Miele of Real Clear Politics, “The Dictatorship of the Politically Correct is ascendant… The radical left will cleanse dissident voices, impose a regime of absolute obedience and collect tribute from the corporate elites who owe them their safety to those who control the mob.” Indeed this new leftist religion has already established an orthodoxy to indoctrinate us, demanded tithes and offerings to secure one’s salvation, and ordained a priestly class of Hollywood celebrities to mediate until the people conform to its new commandments.

But how will we all fare under this new consecrated authority?

In the Church of the Politically Correct, there are “sinners” who must repent of the “Four Olds”: old ideas, old customs, old culture, and old habits. A subversive concept first created by Mao Zedong during the Cultural Revolution in the People’s Republic of China, the Four Olds are long-held traditions that must be removed because they interfere “with the creation of a modern socialist society,” which is the Utopia of the new faith.

Don’t worry if you don’t know what sins you’ve committed; the religious elites of this new sect will let you know. Your current level of affluence, the pigment of your skin (or lack thereof), your sexuality, your cultural heritage, and your religion will all factor in on how badly you’ve fallen from grace in their eyes. Repent publicly of these sinful things (if you can), and you might be safely brought into the fold. But even such self-reproach isn’t a guarantee of acceptance when your social class and outward appearance doesn’t fit their model of conformity.

Next we have the “heretics” that are rooted out and exposed in the Church of the Politically Correct. These are the people who at one time appeared to be in the “social justice” camp or at least their allies. But then one of these honorary members makes a slip in something he says or does that falls outside of the orthodoxy. This is where the “woke” mob finds them out, exposes them for their heterodoxy, and “cancels” them.

J. K. Rowling knows this all too well. She was once the darling of the Left: She had given them Harry Potter, a better, more acceptable Christ figure, who brought fantasy and magic that could transform you into anything you wanted to be, regardless of reality. She even suggested that some of her literary characters might be gay. But then (gasp!) she defended the biological concept of two genders in sexual activity, and her true form was revealed: a “transphobic” wolf in sheep’s clothing. Now she has been labeled a heretic, and therefore she must be ostracized and her status and livelihood taken away. Even other authors in her literary firm have now abandoned her in fear of their own cancellation by the mob. Once a colleague is exposed as a heretic, you better cut ties with them quickly or soon bear the guilt by association.

Last but not least, you have the “infidels” that oppose the Church of the Politically Correct. These are biblical Christians who refuse to bend the knee to anyone but their God. Their beliefs are informed by the Bible and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and as such, they deny that true justice can be culturally defined or socially constructed with the same authority as those that are derived from Scripture and the biblical standard of righteousness. They are considered infidels because they have committed blasphemy for not abandoning their faith and practice for the true religion of the Cultural Revolution.

These infidels have no hope of redemption in this rising cult. “Unbelievers” won’t just be canceled from society; they must be destroyed. The angry mob sees themselves as the Moral Ones; and thus, the infidels are immoral and spiritually dangerous no matter how harmless they may be. In their eyes, infidels and their Biblical convictions are synonymous with Hate because they are diametrically opposed to the mob’s humanistic definition of what constitutes pure, untainted expressions of love, inclusion, acceptance, and tolerance.

The reality is, however, the angry mob of this new secular religion are self-confessed “trained Marxists” who are actively displaying true hatred these days. They hate social conservatives, they hate the Constitution, they hate Christians, they hate the Bible, and even worse, they hate God. They label their opposition as Nazis and Fascists, but then they themselves act like those very entities by their power-hungry brutality and bloody “Brownshirt” tactics. They say they speak for the oppressed and yet act like the oppressor to those outside their faith. They rail against self-righteous hypocrites, but then establish themselves as the new Pharisees of the Left.

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Another Bombshell: A 3rd Study Has Now Found That COVID-19 Antibodies Disappear Very, Very Rapidly — End Of The American Dream

Scientific evidence continues to emerge that indicates that COVID-19 is going to be with us for a very long time to come.  Yesterday, I reported on a recent study that was conducted in China and another recent study that was conducted in Spain that both showed that COVID-19 antibodies start to disappear very, very quickly.  In fact, the study that was conducted in Spain discovered that some patients that originally tested positive for antibodies “no longer had antibodies weeks later”.  Well, now we have a third study to add to the list.  A study of COVID-19 patients that was conducted at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ National Health Service Foundation Trust in London found that “just 16.7 percent of the patients had a potent antibody response” after a couple of months had passed…

Researchers analyzed immune responses of patients and health care workers at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ National Health Service Foundation Trust in London and found that levels of antibodies that destroy the virus quickly declined after peaking several weeks after patients exhibited symptoms.

The study found that 60 percent of the patients had a “potent” antibody response at peak of their battle with the coronavirus. After about two months, however, just 16.7 percent of the patients had a potent antibody response.

This has enormous implications for vaccine development, because if antibodies disappear very, very quickly any vaccine would need to be administered over and over again throughout the year to provide any sort of protection at all.

And of course a large portion of the U.S. population will never want to take any COVID-19 vaccine under any circumstances.

In addition, experts are telling us that even if a COVID-19 victim develops antibodies, that does not necessarily mean that individual has immunity.  In an article that he authored for CNN, Dr. William Haseltine explained that “only 15% of those who test positive for antibodies make the neutralizing antibodies necessary to develop immunity”…

Not only do antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 fade, and perhaps fade quickly, studies have also shown that only 15% of those who test positive for antibodies make the neutralizing antibodies necessary to develop immunity in the first place. And not all of those who make neutralizing antibodies make them at high levels. Some of those infected make no antibodies at all.

So what all of this means is that a vaccine is not going to end this pandemic, and any hope of “herd immunity” bringing this pandemic to an end is completely gone.

It turns out that COVID-19 behaves a lot like other coronaviruses.  Antibodies for other common coronaviruses typically disappear entirely “between four months and one year”, and as a result people can actually catch the exact same virus “year after year”

While SARS and MERS are the coronaviruses that grab the headlines, there are four other mostly unknown coronaviruses that are much more common: 229E, HKU1, NL63 and OC43. What we know from 60 years of research into these viruses is that they come back year after year and reinfect the same people — over and over again.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 is far more dangerous that most of the other coronaviruses that are floating around out there.

Yesterday, one reader criticized me for suggesting that COVID-19 often causes permanent damage.  But of course that is exactly what the hard science has shown.  For example, one study of COVID-19 victims discovered that 55 percent of them had serious heart damage that was caused by COVID-19

Of the total 1,216 patients, 667 (55 percent) had abnormalities in their scan and one in seven participants had what researchers described as “severe abnormalities,” according to the paper published in the journal European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging.

On average, the participants were aged 62, and 70 percent were male. Sixty percent of the scans were performed in a critical care setting, such as an ICU unit or emergency room, while the others were carried out in general medicine settings, cardiology, respiratory, or COVID-19 wards. Some 54 percent of the patients had severe COVID-19.

As we know, COVID-19 also can do a tremendous amount of damage to the lungs, and some scientists are now linking the virus to brain damage in some instances.

And once you become infected, you may have a very, very long battle ahead of you.

In fact, I came across an article today in which one COVID-19 victim claimed to have been battling the virus for more than 100 days

My first Covid-19 symptoms appeared on March 14: a low-grade fever, profound leg pain, malaise, and loss of appetite. More than 100 days later, Covid-19 is still with me. Some days I wonder if it will ever leave.

Can you imagine that?

When I was a kid, I thought that if I was sick for a week that was way too long.

But apparently this particular virus tends to stay with people for an extended period of time.  If you can believe it, a study that was just conducted in Italy found that only 12.6 percent of COVID-19 victims were completely free of symptoms 60 days after first becoming sick…

Almost 90 percent of Covid-19 survivors still have symptoms including fatigue two months after first falling unwell, according to a study.

Italian researchers tracked 143 people who had been hospitalised with the disease but had since recovered.

Only 12.6 per cent were completely free of any Covid-19–related symptom 60 days after they first became unwell.

So those that are mocking this pandemic need to stop, because there are countless victims that are going through nightmarish ordeals right now as they battle this virus.

I think that most of us had assumed that COVID-19 would be a temporary crisis that would eventually go away and then we could go back to our normal lives.

But if there is no way of ever achieving lasting immunity, this virus will be able to circulate around the globe over and over again, and there will be nothing that we can do to stop it.

In other words, it looks like COVID-19 is now a permanent part of our lives.

I wish that this wasn’t true, but unlike so many other news sources I do not believe in engaging in wishful thinking.

And now that everyone has seen how much damage a virus like this can do, that will just encourage terrorists or others with a very evil agenda to quietly release extremely deadly diseases in the future.

A year ago at this time everything seemed so “normal”, but now our lives have been turned upside down by this virus, and what we have experienced so far is just the beginning.

via Another Bombshell: A 3rd Study Has Now Found That COVID-19 Antibodies Disappear Very, Very Rapidly — End Of The American Dream

Libertarian Economics Scholar Thomas Sowell: America Could Reach ‘Point Of No Return’ Under Biden (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

If you’re not familiar with the works of Dr. Thomas Sowell, you should be, he is a national treasure.

Sowell is a conservative libertarian scholar of economics and has authored dozens of books.

This weekend, he appeared on the Mark Levin show and spoke about a number of issues, ranging from the recent riots and protests to the 2020 election.

FOX News reports:

Thomas Sowell says concept of systemic racism ‘has no meaning,’ warns US could reach ‘point of no return’

Economist and author Thomas Sowell told “Life Liberty & Levin” in an interview airing Sunday evening that the left’s claim that America is beset by “systemic racism” has no definitive meaning and cannot be “tested” in any empirical manner.

“You hear this phrase, ‘systemic racism’ [or] ‘systemic oppression’,” host Mark Levin told Sowell. “You hear it on our college campuses. You hear it from very wealthy and fabulously famous sports stars. What does that mean? And whatever it means, is it true?”

“It really has no meaning that can be specified and tested in the way that one tests hypotheses,” answered Sowell, who added that the currency of the phrase reminds him of the “propaganda tactics” of Nazi Germany, where Sowell claimed that if a lie was “repeated long enough and loud enough” it would be widely believed…

“If the election goes to [Joe] Biden,” he added, “there’s a good chance that the Democrats will control [Congress] and considering the kinds of things that they’re proposing, that could well be the point of no return for this country.”

Here’s a clip:

via Libertarian Economics Scholar Thomas Sowell: America Could Reach ‘Point Of No Return’ Under Biden (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

July 13 Basic Survival Skills

 

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
(Psalms 27:1)

For seven years, Jeremiah Denton was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. Most of that time he was in solitary confinement. As one of the highest ranking American prisoners, he was subjected to grueling torture. But he not only survived, he overcame it, and when he returned home, he was elected to the United States Senate. How did he ever do it? He says that one of his “basic survival skills” was quoting passages he had memorized from the Bible. Internalized Scriptures were his sword to defend himself against the cruelest weapons the enemy could use. He used them to build a wall of protection around himself. Memorized Scriptures literally became his prayers.

Try it today! Meditate upon His Word. Memorize it! Begin to pray it, and watch your faith grow and your fears melt. You pray differently when you’re not sure you’ll see the light of another day. David spent years on the run from King Saul. One night in a cave he wrote, “I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me” (Psalms 30:1–2, NIV). What a testimony!

 

Go ahead, child of God, start declaring His Word over your situation today. It worked for Jeremiah Denton, for David, and it will work for you too![1]

 

[1] Gass, B. (1998). A Fresh Word For Today : 365 Insights For Daily Living (p. 194). Alachua, FL: Bridge-Logos Publishers.

President Trump Holds White House Roundtable Discussion Defending Law Enforcement – Video and Transcript…ce — The Last Refuge

To support police, earlier this afternoon President Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence held a roundtable discussion with people positively impacted by law enforcement. [Video and Transcript Below]

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COVID CHRONICLES: Rage Against the Zombies — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

International best-selling author, Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA, explains why he is fed up with the sanctimonious mask wearing idiots who obey social distancing rules and are enabling the deceitful bullies in government. The zombies, he says, are our enemies as much as the people pulling the strings. And he explains what he’s doing about them. For more unbiased information about other important issues, please visit http://www.vernoncoleman.com The transcripts of the videos that YouTube banned are also on the website. Thank you for all your support and encouragement. Please subscribe to this channel and please share.

Rage Against the Zombies

From June 25, 2020

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COVID CHRONICLES: They’re Going to Starve Us and Freeze Us to Death — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

International best-selling author, Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA, explains that oil and food are running out (though we’re apparently not allowed to talk about it) and that we’re fighting a war for survival against a bunch of unelected manipulators. For more unbiased information about other important issues, please visit http://www.vernoncoleman.com The transcripts of the videos that YouTube banned are also on my website. Thank you for all your encouragement and support. Please subscribe to this channel and please share.

They’re Going to Starve Us and Freeze Us to Death

From July 1, 2020

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COVID Madness – Comrade Newsom Shuts Down California Indoor Activities… — The Last Refuge

This is nuts. In an effort to fundamentally destroy the livelihoods of millions of California small businesses, Comrade Governor Gavin Newsom has declared that all indoor activities must shut down to top the spread of COVID-19.

The overwhelming majority of dictates around COVID-19 mitigation are not laws. There was no debate; no input from representative government; and no option for the public to weigh-in on the decisions.

CALIFORNIA – […] Newsom ordered houses of worship, gyms and barbershops to close across dozens of counties that collectively contain the vast majority of California’s population and most of its urban centers. Statewide, bars will need to again shutter and restaurants must halt indoor dining.

[…] In March, Newsom was the first governor in the nation to fully shut down his state, elevating California into a poster child for aggressive efforts to limit the pandemic’s spread. Public health officials credited the effort with staving off a surge that might have crippled the state’s health care system.

“We were able to suppress the spread of this virus, we were able to knock down the growth of this in the beginning,” Newsom said Monday as he issued new restrictions. “We’re going to do that again, there’s no doubt in my mind.”

Caseloads and hospitalization numbers have risen sharply in recent weeks as California authorized counties to restart various sectors of the economy. Hospitals in some parts of the state are staring down the prospect of running out of beds as the state’s seven-day average of new infections is approaches 9,000 daily, while its positive test rate has climbed above 7 percent after hovering near 4 percent during the initial reopening process.

The Democratic governor previously ordered especially stricken counties to bar indoor commerce like inside dining and museums, but his Monday order expanded that mandate to cover all 58 counties in California — a clear acknowledgment that the state must do more to control the rapid spread of the disease. (more)

In order to support the most important political objectives of the DNC writ large in the 2020 election, COVID-19 hype is essential:

♦Without COVID-19 panic Democrats cannot easily achieve ‘mail-in’ voting; which they desperately need in key battleground states in order to control the outcome.

♦Without COVID-19 panic Democrats cannot shut down rallies and political campaigning efforts of President Trump; which they desperate need to do in key battleground states.

♦Without COVID-19 panic Democrats cannot block the campaign contrast between an energetic President Trump and a physically tenuous, mentally compromised, challenger.

♦Without COVID-19 panic Democrats do not have an excuse for cancelling the DNC convention in Milwaukee; thereby blocking Team Bernie Sanders from visible opposition while protecting candidate gibberish from himself.

♦Without COVID-19 panic Democrats do not have a mechanism to keep voters isolated from each-other; limiting communication and national debate adverse to their interests.  COVID-19 panic pushes the national conversation into the digital space where Big Tech controls every element of the conversation.

♦Without COVID-19 panic Democrats cannot keep their Blue state economies easily shut-down and continue to block U.S. economic growth.  All thriving economies are against the political interests of Democrats.

♦Without COVID-19 panic Democrats cannot easily keep club candidate Joe Biden sealed in the basement; where the electorate is not exposed to visible signs of his dementia.

♦Without COVID-19 panic it becomes more difficult for Big Tech to censor voices that would outline the fraud and scheme.  With COVID-19 panic they have a better method and an excuse.

♦Without COVID-19 panic Democrats cannot advance, influence, or organize their preferred presidential debate format, a ‘virtual presidential debate’ series.

[Comrade Gretchen Whitmer knows this plan, hence she cancelled the Michigan venue]

All of these, and more, strategic outcomes are based on the manufactured weaponization of the COVID-19 virus to achieve a larger political objective.  There is ZERO benefit to anyone other than Democrats for the overwhelming hype surrounding COVID-19.

It is not coincidental that all corporate media are all-in to facilitate the demanded fear that Democrats need in order to achieve their objectives.  Thus there is an alignment of all big government institutions and multinationals to support the same.

Nothing is coincidental. Everything is political.

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The Best Subject on Earth — Wretched

-Episode 2603-

Segment 1 (00:00) Todd introduces the best subject on Earth – the person and nature of Jesus Christ. BQSA Is Jesus still a man?

Segment 2 (08:51) Colossians 1:9-14 Todd leads us through this passage of scripture which gives us insight into the character of the Lord. It also shows us the importance of seeking after the knowledge of God. BQSA Why did Jesus die on the cross?

Segment 3 (19:32) BQSA Why was Jesus baptized?

Wretched Surprise! (25:45) Philippians 2:3

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Comrade Cuomo Announces Visitors into New York Must Show Papers and Register With State or Face $2,000 Fine.. — The Last Refuge

Comrade citizens, those who travel in the Northeast zone should beware, Minister Cuomo is going all-in with the COVID compliance mandates.  All travelers into New York from “high-COVID” states, must provide their papers upon arrival or face a summons and $2,000 fine.

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Christianity in the Crosshairs — CultureWatch

The endgame for the militant left is the destruction of Christianity:

Those who hate the West and want to see its downfall also tend to hate Christianity and seek its demise as well. That is because Western Civilisation is in good measure the product of Christianity and the Judeo-Christian worldview. The secular left therefore hates both with an equal passion.

In the current round of anti-Western rioting and anarchy, churches have already been targeted. But in what is an alarming developing, no less than three churches were damaged in a 24-hour period. They are:

-San Gabriel Mission Church in San Gabriel, California

-Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, Florida

-Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Elkmont, Alabama

And parishioners were inside the Florida church when it was set alight. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/florida-man-lights-catholic-church-on-fire-with-parishioners-inside-81945

Of course it is not just in America where churches are under attack. One of the most famous and most beautiful church structures in the world is now again under Muslim rule. The opening and close paragraphs of a new piece by Bruce Thornton are worth featuring on this:

Last week Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdo?an announced that on July 24 Hagia Sophia, for a thousand years one of Christendom’s most storied and significant churches, will once again become a mosque. So far, the remnant of established Christianity has been silent. But this affront to the faith that is one of the pillars upon which the West was founded reveals how damaging has been the historical amnesia and appeasing double-standards that have compromised our response to the challenge of Islamic jihadism….

Accepting a double-standard is always a sign of weakness, inferiority, and fear. We may think we’re just displaying our high-minded principles and cosmopolitanism, but our enemies know the score: We are displaying a civilizational failure of nerve, and a sordid materialism that will not let us risk our rich dolce vita lifestyle. Just like the current destruction of America’s history as expressed in statues and monuments, and just like the libelous revision of American history to legitimize an illiberal collectivist ideology and its impossible utopias, the shrugging off­­––with a few exceptions like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo­­––of Turkey’s conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque bespeaks a civilization that no longer is willing to defend and fight for its ideals, its history, its achievements, and its future. The word for that condition is “decline.” http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/07/turkeys-new-mosque-monument-western-decline-bruce-thornton/

The truth is, radical Western leftists are bedfellows with Muslims in their hatred of Christianity and the West. And we always knew it would not just be businesses, monuments and statues being targeted. Christian churches are also in the crosshairs.

No surprises here of course. This is always the way of the militant left, and we saw the same happen in the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, and so on. Radical revolutions can not succeed without eliminating the main competition: Christianity.

Two recent articles have both spoken to this reality and are worth bringing to your attention. First, Nathan Stone discusses “Why Rioters Will Eventually Turn Their Rage On Christianity If Not Stopped.” He notes how Christianity is integral to the West:

Christianity created specific institutions that we identify with the West, like hospitals and universities, but it did much more. Most importantly, it brought about the great fusion between faith and reason. Before Christianity, there had been tension between the two.

Greek philosophers, for example, often did not believe in the gods of Mount Olympus, whether we are talking about Plato and his World of the Forms, Aristotle’s Unmoved Mover, or the atheism of Epicurus. Christianity, seeing faith and reason both as gifts from God, united the two for the first time.

As Dr. Rodney Stark has argued, this allowed the West to become the epicenter of learning and science. Because God was logos (reason) and perfect, His universe ran on immutable principles that could be discovered by men, using the reason God gave them.

Because Christianity teaches that all men are created by God, it ushered in a radical idea of equality not seen in the world before. And because every person is made in the image of God, all people are endowed with inalienable, natural rights, a strain of thinking first proposed by the later Scholastic philosophers.

And he highlights the fact that the left hate both:

Just a year ago, believing the radical left had such a goal would have sounded conspiratorial. Within the last four weeks, however, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City was vandalized. Across from the White House, St. John’s Church was attacked twice. Neither church nor the statue was involved in any way or form with the deaths of George Floyd or Rayshard Brooks.

More recently, in the Polish city of Breda, a memorial to World War II Polish soldiers was vandalized with BLM graffiti. Never mind that the memorial features a replica of the Virgin Mary as a black woman, the soldiers the memorial heralds were fighting fascists, and Poland has no history of colonization anywhere.

The reason for the attacks becomes clearer when considering that Black Lives Matter and Antifa are Marxist organizations and Marxism is an enemy of Christianity. It has to be. An atheistic system that sees economic Hegelianism as god will have to consider all transcendent religions the enemy. It’s why the Soviet Union was an atheistic state, which replaced God with the Communist Party.

Another reason comes from the hatred Marxism holds for Western Civilization. The dream of Marxism is to eradicate Western civilization and replace it with itself; its reaction to the legitimate evils that have been committed by Occidentals is not reform but obliteration.

Marxism assumes that because the windows are dirty and cracked, the entire house must be demolished. We see this same hatred today in the insurrections occurring right now. There is no reason for mobs pulling down statues of Ulysses S. Grant or Hans Christian Heg or calling for statues of Abraham Lincoln as the Great Emancipator to be removed.

But if Western Civilization is evil, that means all the elements that went into creating Western Civilization must also be destroyed. That includes Christianity. thefederalist.com/2020/06/30/why-rioters-will-eventually-turn-their-rage-on-christianity-if-not-stopped/

And Dwight Longenecker offers a broader brush view in his piece, “Why It Won’t Stop With Statues.” He speaks of the addiction to rage and bloodshed:

The French thinker Rene Girard has analyzed the dynamic of mob violence. He recognizes that the mob murder is always public. Members of the mob need to see the “justice” being done. Secondly, the violence must be perpetrated by the mob, not by an individual. This group action not only creates unity within the mob, but no one person is guilty of the violence. Because all are guilty, all are exonerated. Third, there will be blood. Almost always bloodshed is involved in the murder. It is as if a blood sacrifice is demanded by some dark god infesting the human heart. Finally, and most importantly, after the murder is accomplished the crowd experiences a collective surge of euphoria. They feel they have done something wonderful and good, and are filled with an almost supernatural excitement.

This dynamic is evident in ancient human sacrifices, the religious persecutions, witch hunts, lynchings of blacks and mob violence of all kinds in every place at certain times down through history. Why is it so pervasive and why does it rarely stop with statues?

The answer is in the strange euphoria the mob experiences once the violence is completed. It’s like a drug, and like all drugs it makes you feel amazingly terrific. It makes you feel all powerful. It makes you feel high. However, like any artificial stimulant, the effect wears off, and when it does you have to go back for more. When the discontent, misery and fear return you go back for another hit on the drug, only this time you need a bigger dose to get the same high.

This is why mob violence rarely ends with the breaking of images, nor will giving in to the mob stop the violence. Appeasing the mob will not stop the mayhem any more than giving free drugs to an addict will stop his addiction. It will not cure his addiction. It will make it worse. This is why violence is likely to escalate rather than go into decline and fade away. stream.org/why-it-wont-stop-with-statues/

I got a phone call earlier this morning from a friend who is just as worried about the culture wars as I am. He asked me if I thought America would undergo another civil war. I told him yes, but that it has already started. These are worrying times indeed.

And if you are a Christian, prepare for things to get even worse – much worse.

via Christianity in the Crosshairs — CultureWatch

July 13 Prayer Circles

 

Philippians 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

One of the best ways I know to remember how to commit things to God in prayer is by remembering three circles. One is the worry circle, in which I keep nothing. Second is the prayer circle, in which I keep everything. Third is the gratitude circle, in which I keep anything. So when I pray, I am anxious for nothing, prayerful for everything, and thankful for anything (Philippians 4:6).

We feel foolish asking God to help us with some of the things in our lives. But remember: “In everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”(Philippians 4:6). You just need to write out every one of your concerns before they turn into worries and commit them to God. He does care about each of them. If you take them back, just give them back to Him in prayer again. Day by day, as you get more and more practiced committing the affairs of your life to Him, you will begin to leave them with Him. Your trust in Him will grow, and you will stop grabbing back what you have given Him.[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2002). Sanctuary: finding moments of refuge in the presence of God (p. 204). Nashville, TN: Integrity Publishers.

Works and Greater Works? — Reformation Theology

John 14:7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.
12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.

via Works and Greater Works? — Reformation Theology

July 13, 2020 Evening Verse Of The Day

Even when I am old and grey, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come (v. 18). As he nears the end of life the psalmist still wants to declare to the coming generation the great things that God has done. Not only the nation but he himself has experienced the power of God (Hebrew, zerôʿa, ‘your arm’), and this forms a further testimony to God’s saving might. Having already prayed that God would not abandon him (v. 9), he again prays for his sustaining presence and help.[1]


71:18 till I declare your power to the next generation. This would be a very appropriate motive for David, if he is the speaker, in preparation for Psalm 72, which David dedicates to Solomon, the next generation. This vow is based on the instruction in Exodus 10:2 and Deuteronomy 32:7.[2]


Ver. 18.—Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not. Surely, then, thou wilt not forsake me when my youth has fled, and my time of weakness and decay has arrived, so that I need thee all the more. At the time of Adonijah’s rebellion, David was “old and stricken in years” (1 Kings 1:1)—nearly, if not quite, seventy years of age (2 Sam. 5:4). Until I have showed thy strength (literally, thine own) unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come. The psalmist calls on God to sustain him in his old age, not for his own sake, but that he may impress on the rising generation God’s might and marvellous acts.[3]


18. “Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not.” There is something touching in the sight of hair whitened with the snows of many a winter: the old and faithful soldier receives consideration from his king, the venerable servant is beloved by his master. When our infirmities multiply, we may, with confidence, expect enlarged privileges in the world of grace, to make up for our narrowing range in the field of nature. Nothing shall make God forsake those who have not forsaken him. Our fear is lest he should do so; but his promise kisses that fear into silence. “Until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation.” He desired to continue his testimony and complete it; he had respect to the young men and little children about him, and knowing the vast importance of training them in the fear of God, he longed to make them all acquainted with the power of God to support his people, that they also might be led to walk by faith. He had leaned on the almighty arm, and could speak experimentally of its all-sufficiency, and longed to do so ere life came to a close. “And thy power to every one that is to come.” He would leave a record for unborn ages to read. He thought the Lord’s power to be so worthy of praise, that he would make the ages ring with it till time should be no more. For this cause believers live, and they should take care to labour zealously for the accomplishment of this their most proper and necessary work. Blessed are they who begin in youth to proclaim the name of the Lord, and cease not until their last hour brings their last word for their divine Master.[4]


[1] Harman, A. (2011). Psalms: A Mentor Commentary (Vol. 1–2, p. 526). Ross-shire, Great Britain: Mentor.

[2] Bullock, C. H. (2015). Psalms 1–72. (M. L. Strauss & J. H. Walton, Eds.) (Vol. 1, p. 541). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

[3] Spence-Jones, H. D. M. (Ed.). (1909). Psalms (Vol. 2, p. 61). London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[4] Spurgeon, C. H. (n.d.). The treasury of David: Psalms 56-87 (Vol. 3, pp. 211–212). London; Edinburgh; New York: Marshall Brothers.

How Can I Obtain Assurance of Salvation? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

It is not the perfection of a Christian’s life, but the direction of his life that demonstrates his conversion. From one of our Ask Ligonier events, John MacArthur explains how the evidence of salvation manifests itself in a believer’s life. Ask your biblical and theological questions live online at ask.Ligonier.org.

via How Can I Obtain Assurance of Salvation? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

July—13 The Poor Man’s Evening Portion

 

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.—Psalm 4:8.

My soul! it is blessed, indeed, to lie down or arise, when Jesus is thy rest and refreshment! But, void of security and safety in him, both the daylight and the darkness have their horrors. And how unsatisfying is every thing where Jesus is not! This is strikingly exemplified, day by day, among all carnal characters. “There be many,” saith the psalmist, (in this divine psalm,) “There be many that say, who will show us any good?” Yea, the whole world, who know not the blessedness of Jesus, will thus say! What a busy life some men make of it! And what is it for? Be their pursuits what they may; let them be ever so much diversified, one object is the aim of all. The apostle hath said what it is; “to make provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.” (Rom. 13:14.) My soul! what is the first and last, the greatest and most momentous desire of thine affections? Canst thou, and dost thou adopt the words of the psalmist, in this sweet psalm: “Lord! lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon me: and it shall put more gladness in my heart than in the time that corn and wine increase?” Oh! the blessedness of such a state! May it be mine! Dearest Lord Jesus! grant it me day by day; and in the evening and night-watches, let thy sweet visits be unceasingly renewing: and then will I take this precious portion for my song, both when undressing for the bed of sleep, and the bed of death: “I will lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety!”[1]

 

[1] Hawker, R. (1845). The Poor Man’s Evening Portion (A New Edition, pp. 211–212). Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle.

Busted: 11 COVID Assumptions Based on Fear Not Fact | Global Research

COVID assumptions – the assumptions people make about COVID, how dangerous it is, how it spreads and what we need to do to stop it – are running rampant, running far more wildly than the supposed virus SARS-CoV2 itself. The coldly calculated campaign of propaganda surrounding this ‘pandemic’ has achieved its aim. Besieged with a slew of contradictory information coming from all angles, people in general have succumbed to confusion. Some have given up trying to understand the situation and found it is just easier to obey official directives, even if it means giving up long-held rights. Below is a list of commonly held COVID assumptions which, if you believe them, will make you much more likely to submit to the robotic, insane and abnormal conditions of the New Normal – screening, testing, contact tracing, monitoring, surveillance, mask-wearing, social distancing, quarantine and isolation, with mandatory vaccination and microchipping to come.

Assumption 1: The Method of Counting COVID Deaths is Sensible and Accurate

A grand assumption of the COVID plandemic is that the numbers are real and accurate, especially the death toll. Yet, nothing could be further from the truth. We have had confirmation after confirmation after confirmation (in nations all over the world) that authorities are counting the deaths in a way that makes no sense. Well, it makes no sense if you want to be sensible or accurate, but it makes perfect sense if you are trying to artificially inflate the numbers and create the impression of a pandemic where there is none. The sleight of hand is achieved by counting those who died with the virus as dying from the virus. This one trick alone is responsible for vastly skewing the numbers and turning the ‘official’ death count into a meaningless farce devoid of any practical value.

Assumption 2: The PCR Test for COVID is Accurate

As I covered in previous articles, the PCR test (Polymerase Chain Reaction) was invented by scientist Kary Mullis as a manufacturing technique (since it is able to replicate DNA sequences millions and billions of times), not as a diagnostic tool. COVID or SARS-CoV2 fails Koch’s postulates. The virus which shut the world down has still to this day never been isolated, purified and re-injected, or in other words, has never been 100% proven to exist, nor 100% proven to be the cause of the disease. When used to determine the cause of a disease, the PCR test has many flaws:

1. There is no gold standard to which to compare its results (COVID fails Koch’s postulates);
2. It detects and amplifies genetic code (RNA sequences) but offers no proof these RNA sequences are of viral origin;
3. It generates many false positive results;
4. The PCR test can give a completely opposite result (positive or negative) depending upon the number of cycles or amplifications that are used, which is ultimately arbitrarily chosen. For some diseases, if you lower the number of cycles to 35, it can make everyone appear negative, while if you increase them to above 35, it can make everyone appear positive;
5. Many patients switch back and forth from positive to negative when taking the PCR test on subsequent days; and
6. Even a positive result does not guarantee the discovered ‘virus’ is the cause of the disease!

In summary, the PCR test doesn’t identify or isolate viruses, doesn’t provide RNA sequences of pathogens, offers no baseline for comparison with patient samples, and cannot determine an infected from an uninfected sample. That is staggeringly useless! Here is a quote from the article COVID19 PCR Tests are Scientifically Meaningless:

“Tests need to be evaluated to determine their preciseness — strictly speaking their “sensitivity” and “specificity” — by comparison with a “gold standard,” meaning the most accurate method available. As an example, for a pregnancy test the gold standard would be the pregnancy itself. But as Australian infectious diseases specialist Sanjaya Senanayake, for example, stated in an ABC TV interview in an answer to the question “How accurate is the [COVID-19] testing?”:

If we had a new test for picking up [the bacterium] golden staph in blood, we’ve already got blood cultures, that’s our gold standard we’ve been using for decades, and we could match this new test against that. But for COVID-19 we don’t have a gold standard test.”

Jessica C. Watson from Bristol University confirms this. In her paper “Interpreting a COVID-19 test result”, published recently in The British Medical Journal, she writes that there is a “lack of such a clear-cut ‘gold-standard’ for COVID-19 testing.”

Here is the admission about the PCR test by the CDC and FDA:

“Detection of viral RNA may not indicate the presence of infectious virus or that 2019-nCoV is the causative agent for clinical symptoms …this test cannot rule out diseases caused by other bacterial or viral pathogens.”

Accurate would be about the last word I would use to describe COVID PCR testing, yet it is currently the standard test worldwide for COVID. Another magnificent example of many COVID assumptions. Go figure.

Assumption 3: The Antibody Test for COVID is Accurate

If you realized by reading the last section that the COVID PCR tests are flawed and meaningless, get ready for more absurdity with the COVID antibody tests. As I covered in the article COVID Antibody Tests: Here Comes More Trickery and Fakery, there are numerous reasons why the antibody tests don’t really work and can be interpreted any way you want:

1. Old blood samples contain COVID antibodies, so if a test find antibodies, they may have been there for years or decades. There is no way to tell if they were recently acquired;
2. Like the COVID PCR test, they generate many false positive results;
3. They test for antibodies which may not even be specific for COVID;
4. Antibodies don’t actually prove immunity, since there are people who fight off disease with little or no antibodies, and conversely, there are those with high antibody titers or counts, but who still get sick; and
5. The results can be interpreted any way you want. The presence of antibodies could mean you’re safe and immune to future COVID waves, or conversely, it could mean you’re dangerous (sick and infected right now). It’s all about the interpretation.

Hhmmm … all these COVID assumptions are not exactly reassuring, are they?

Assumption 4: The COVID Case Count is Rising

Someone skeptical of the alternative view I am painting here may ask at this point: well if COVID is not that dangerous, how come cases keep rising? The answer is simple: because there is more testing. The more we test, the more cases we will find, because this ‘virus’  (really an RNA sequence) is far more widespread than we have been told, and there are far more asymptomatic people than we have been told (which shows it’s not that dangerous). As discussed in previous articles, there is really no proof that people didn’t have this particular RNA sequence for years or decades before the test, so the test results are quite meaningless.

That aside, a general rule of thumb is that wherever there are people trying to gain power, there will be fraud, and COVID testing is no exception. It has been exposed that tens of thousands of coronavirus tests have been double counted (in the UK, but probably happening in many places). This article explains that the “discrepancy is in large part explained by the practice of counting saliva and nasal samples for the same individual twice.” Additionally, the COVID tests are using the PCR method as discussed above in COVID Assumption 3, which has many flaws, including the flaw of results flipping back and forth depending on the number of cycles, as this previously quoted article states:

” … it is hardly surprising that there are several papers illustrating irrational test results. For example, already in February the health authority in China’s Guangdong province reported that people have fully recovered from illness blamed on COVID-19, started to test “negative,” and then tested “positive” again.

A month later, a paper published in the Journal of Medical Virology showed that 29 out of 610 patients at a hospital in Wuhan had 3 to 6 test results that flipped between “negative”, “positive” and “dubious”.

A third example is a study from Singapore in which tests were carried out almost daily on 18 patients and the majority went from “positive” to “negative” back to “positive” at least once, and up to five times in one patient.

Even Wang Chen, president of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, conceded in February that the PCR tests are “only 30 to 50 per cent accurate”; while Sin Hang Lee from the Milford Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory sent a letter to the WHO’s coronavirus response team and to Anthony S. Fauci on March 22, 2020, saying that:

“It has been widely reported in the social media that the RT-qPCR [Reverse Transcriptase quantitative PCR] test kits used to detect SARSCoV-2 RNA in human specimens are generating many false positive results and are not sensitive enough to detect some real positive cases.” ”

Assumption 5: Thermal Imaging/Screening for COVID is Effective

Taking people’s temperature by pointing a gun at their head is blatant conditioning. It sends the subliminal message that the State is all powerful and can aim a gun-like device at your head, and you are powerless to do anything but submit. On a practical level, taking people’s temperatures has no effect in stopping viral spread. Even if someone has an elevated temperature, what does that mean? There is a natural variation in human body temperatures; everyone operates at a slightly different temperature. Besides, even if your temperature is elevated, that could be because you were just exercising, running to catch a flight, just had an angry conversation with someone, just got the phone after a stressful call, had to discipline a disobedient child, etc. Think about all the things that make you stressed and irritated, or raise your blood pressure, which could lead to an elevated temperature!

In this way it is similar to the antibody test; it can show a result, but the result can be interpreted in so many ways that it renders the result pointless in terms of science (although there is a very much a point in terms of control).

Assumption 6: Asymptomatic People Can Spread the Disease

One particular piece of propaganda hammered in hard to people’s brains which is still doing great damage is the idea that anyone could be a carrier and could therefore infect anyone else. This has the effect of making people anxious, scared and even paranoid in just going about their daily life. However the idea that asymptomatic people can spread the disease is not something to worry about. This Chinese study A study on infectivity of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers published in May 2020 exposed 455 subjects to asymptomatic carriers of SARS-CoV2. None of the 455 were infected!

WHO (World Health Organization) official Dr. Maria van Kerkhove was reported by MSM CNBC saying the following last month in June (though she later backtracked her comments):

““From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual,” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, said at a news briefing from the United Nations agency’s Geneva headquarters. “It’s very rare.””

CDC guidelines COVID assumptions

Assumption 7: Making Schools Adopt Insanely Restrictive Measures Will Stop COVID Spread

Of the many COVID assumptions floating around, these next two are based on the idea that children are a significant source of COVID spread. They are not! The figures from WorldOMeter state that children aged 0-17 years have 0.02-0.06% share of world COVID deaths, which is essentially zero. Meanwhile, CDC stats show that “among 149,082 (99.6%) cases for which patient age was known, 2,572 (1.7%) occurred in children aged <18 years” which is likewise a tiny fraction. With this in mind, why on Earth would the CDC issue these draconian guidelines (pictured above and also found at this link in full) for American schoolchildren, if not to condition and dehumanize them?

Assumption 8: It’s a Good Idea for Government to Take Abduct Kids from COVID-Positive Parents

Governmental abduction of children using COVID as a pretext has begun. This article from June 17th 2020 reports how the “LA County Dept. of Children and Family Services (DCFS) recommended that the court remove [a] child from their physical custody after the parent tested positive for COVID-19. This is a non-offending parent. The judge ruled in favor of DCFS and detained.”

Let that sink in for a minute. The State stole a child from his/her parents just because a parent showed a COVID-positive result on a (deeply flawed) test! Can anyone spell T-Y-R-A-N-N-Y? This is the outcome of the sinister and oxymoronic warning given by WHO official Michael Ryan in March, that people would be removed from their families in a “safe and dignified” way. Ryan said:

“In some senses, transmission has been taken off the streets and pushed back into family units. Now we need to go and look in families to find those people who may be sick and remove them and isolate them in a safe and dignified manner.”

Mercola.com reports that the CDC is recommending newborns be separated at birth from their parents for COVID testing.

How bad does it have to get before people wake up to what is happening?

Assumption 9: Social Distancing is Backed by Solid Scientific Evidence

Another of the baseless COVID assumptions is that all this social distancing or physical distancing is backed by solid scientific evidence. It’s not. Whether it’s 6 feet, 1.5 meters or 2 meters, the virus seems to be able to jump different distances depending upon what country it is in. The article There is no scientific evidence to support the disastrous two-metre rule states:

“The influential Lancet review provided evidence from 172 studies in support of physical distancing of one metre or more. This might sound impressive, but all the studies were retrospective and suffer from biases that undermine the reliability of their findings.”

Meanwhile UK governmental advisor Robert Dingwall said:

“We cannot sustain [social distancing measures] without causing serious damage to society, to the economy and to the physical and mental health of the population …I think it will be much harder to get compliance with some of the measures that really do not have an evidence base. I mean the two-metre rule was conjured up out of nowhere … Well, there is a certain amount of scientific evidence for a one-metre distance which comes out of indoor studies in clinical and experimental settings. There’s never been a scientific basis for two metres, it’s kind of a rule of thumb. But it’s not like there is a whole kind of rigorous scientific literature that it is founded upon.”

Of course, the assumption that social distancing works is based on the underlying assumption that there is a distinct and isolated virus SARS-CoV2 which is contagious and is the sole cause of all the disease – which has not been proven.

Assumption 10: Mask Wearing for Healthy People is Backed by Solid Scientific Evidence

The penultimate assumption for today is the wonderful topic of masks, or face diapers and face nappies as many have started calling them. One of the COVID assumptions that many are still clinging to is that it is ‘respectful’ to wear masks because masks protect healthy individuals from getting sick from viruses. This is patently false. As covered in the previous article Unmasking the Truth: Studies Show Dehumanizing Masks Weaken You and Don’t Protect You, masks are designed for surgeons or people who are already sick, not for healthy people. They stop sick people spreading a disease through large respiratory droplets; they do nothing to protect well people. In fact, they restrict oxygen flow leading to under-oxygenation (hypoxia), which in turns leads to fatigue, weakness and a lower immunity. With a lower immunity comes … more susceptibility to disease. As I previously wrote, the masks many people are wearing – homemade from cloth – are a joke if you think they will stop a virus which is measured in nanometers (nanometer = 109 meters, or 0.000000001 meters). They won’t stop a virus but they will assuredly become a hotbed for microbes to develop due to the warm and humid conditions. For the scientifically minded, here’s what Dr. Russell Blaylock had to say:

“The importance of these findings is that a drop in oxygen levels (hypoxia) is associated with an impairment in immunity. Studies have shown that hypoxia can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections called the CD4+ T-lymphocyte. This occurs because the hypoxia increases the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), which inhibits T-lymphocytes and stimulates a powerful immune inhibitor cell called the Tregs. This sets the stage for contracting any infection, including COVID-19 and making the consequences of that infection much graver. In essence, your mask may very well put you at an increased risk of infections and if so, having a much worse outcome.”

Assumption 11: We Live in a World of Indiscriminate Killer Viruses

The biggest assumption of this entire scamdemic is that viruses are indiscriminate killers which can cross species and jump bodies through the air to infect people. In fact, the nature of the humble virus has been totally misunderstood by mainstream science, fueled by the Medical Industry which promotes germ theory and the myth of contagion to keep you in fear and to raise demand for its toxic products (Big Pharma petrochemical drugs and vaccines). Viruses have been demonized. As discussed in earlier articles such as Deep Down the Virus Rabbit Hole – Question Everything, virologist Dr. Stefan Lanka exposed the truth that viruses do not cause disease. Lanka famously won a 2017 Supreme Court in Germany where he proved that measles was not caused by a virus. Lanka writes:
“Since June 1954, the death of tissue and cells in a test tube has been regarded as proof for the existence of a virus … according to scientific logic and the rules of scientific conduct, control experiments should have been carried out … These control experiments have never been carried out by official science to this day. During the measles virus trial, I commissioned an independent laboratory to perform this control experiment and the result was that the tissues and cells die due to the laboratory conditions in the exact same way as when they come into contact with allegedly “infected” material.

In other words, the cells die of starvation and poisoning (since they are separated from energy and nutrients from the body, and since toxic antibiotics are injected into the cell culture), not from being infected by a virus. This great video presentation entitled Viral Misconceptions: The True Nature of Viruses is well worth watching. It outlines many stunning truths about the nature of viruses, such as:

  • Viruses are created from within your cells; they do not come from outside the body
  • They arise as a result of systemic toxicity, not because the body has been invaded by an external threat
  • Viruses dissolve toxic matter when body tissue is too toxic for living bacteria or microbes to feed upon without being poisoned to death. Without viruses, the human body couldn’t achieve homeostasis and sustain itself in the face of systemic toxicity
  • Viruses are very specific. They dissolve specific tissues in the body. They do this with the assistance of antibodies
  • The more toxicity you have in your body, the more viral activity you will have
  • The only vector transmission of a virus is through blood transfusion or vaccines; otherwise, viruses cannot infect you by jumping from one body to another
  • Viruses are discriminatory by nature, made by the body for a specific purpose. They are not indiscriminate killers
  • The RT-PCR test (PCR test for short) observes genetic material left over by the virus, not the virus itself (see assumption 2)

Conclusion: Time to Question all Your COVID Assumptions

The good news is that these are assumptions not facts. When you look closely, you will realize the entire official narrative on COVID is a house of cards built on sand. It cannot stand up to close scrutiny. This knowledge is the key to remaining sane and free in a COVID-crazed and brainwashed world. Spread the word. Evidence, information and knowledge will dispel assumptions and ignorance.

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Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative media / independent news site The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com. Makia is on Steemit and FB.

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Source: Busted: 11 COVID Assumptions Based on Fear Not Fact

White House releases list of Dr. Fauci’s ‘mistakes’ | WND

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, responds to a reporter’s question at a coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House photo by Tia Dufour)

Anonymous Trump administation officials are distributing a list of every instance in which Dr. Anthony Fauci and others have made statements about the coronavirus pandemic that have turned out to be wrong, reports CNBC.

It includes Fauci saying in January that the virus, which now is confirmed to have infected more than 3 million in the U.S., was not a “major threat.”

In March, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said “people should not be walking around with masks”

“Several White House officials are concerned about the number of times Dr Fauci has been wrong on things,” an official said.

Fauci recently has been critical of the way the Trump administration has handled the coronavirus, which originated in China. There are reports he has not spoken to Trump in two months.

He said Thursday in an interview with FiveThirtyEight.com: “As a country, when you compare us to other countries, I don’t think you can say we’re doing great. I mean, we’re just not.”

Fauci said states are “skipping guidelines” and have opened up “too quickly.” In congressional testimony in June, he predicted infections in the U.S. could hit 100,000 a day. On July 10, there 70,000 daily cases, but the number has dropped to about 60,000, noted the London Sun.

Peter Navarro, Trump’s trade adviser, told the Washington Post that their “bigger issue with Fauci is stop critiquing the task force … and try to fix it.”

He said Fauci “has a good bedside manner with the public, but he has been wrong about everything I have ever interacted with him on.”

“Now Fauci is saying that a falling mortality rate doesn’t matter when it is the single most important statistic to help guide the pace of our economic reopening,” Navarro said.

“So when you ask me if I listen to Dr. Fauci’s advice, my answer is only with caution.”

A senior member of the COVID-19 task force, Admiral Brett Giroir, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” he respects Fauci, but Fauci is “not 100 percent right, and he also doesn’t necessarily, he admits that, have the whole national interest in mind.”

“He looks at it from a very narrow public health point of view.”

On Twitter, former Joe Biden chief of staff Ron Klain said the administration’s list was yet another effort to “smear” Fauci.

“He has served six Presidents and saved countless lives,” Klain said. “If a President could have just ONE advisor to help him navigate a health crisis, Tony would be my pick.”

Source: White House releases list of Dr. Fauci’s ‘mistakes’