Tucker Carlson: Christianity is dying and being replaced by cult of coronavirus

Joe Biden is the chief apostle of the new creed, argues Fox News host

Is God dead? That’s the question that Time Magazine famously asked way back in 1966 when Time Magazine mattered. The answer then and now is no, God is not dead, but a lot of the people who believed in him are dead. Turns out not so long ago this was an enthusiastically Christian country. As recently as 2009, 77% of Americans told pollsters they consider themselves to be believing Christians. Then in just 10 years, over the course of the Obama administration, that number dropped by 12 points. Over the same period, the number of atheists and self-identified non-religious people in America jumped dramatically. And that was before COVID. Politicians used the pandemic across the country to close thousands of churches and throw Christians in prison for practicing their faith. There was the scene, for example, last fall in Idaho. Police arresting a congregation for singing hymns outdoors….

SOURCE: Tucker Carlson: Christianity is dying and being replaced by cult of coronavirus

15 Reasons Your Soul Needs Gathered Worship, Not Just a Livestream

A follow up to yesterday’s post, adding more reasoning and Biblical truths to why Christians need to gather not just live stream whenever possible.


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By Dane Ortlund

The pandemic continues. Physical attendance in many churches remains sparse—or at least sparser than before. For various reasons, some may need to continue staying home. But other low-risk or fully vaccinated congregants seem to prefer the livestream far longer than we expected.

Amid these various circumstances and uncertainties, we need to lead our people well. Part of that means we need to remind our people of what we lose when we don’t physically gather in worship. Below, I’ve written 15 reflections on all that is lost when we choose to worship from the couch instead of the pew…

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Should the General Public Take the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Should the General Public Take the COVID Vaccine?
December 10, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Dolores Cahill

COVID Vaccinations – Hopeful Healer or Camouflaged Killer? 

December 10, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Dolores Cahill

Is it possible to develop a safe and effective vaccination for COVID-19? This COVID vaccination is said to be constructed differently than most vaccines where this one has an RNA component which can or does by design permanently alter a person’s DNA. Thereby creating an entirely new health consideration that appears to be totally overlooked. What is happening with this vaccination?

Was COVID-19 Really a Pandemic?
December 10, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Dolores Cahill

Should COVID-19 really have been categorized as a pandemic?

Hope As We Leave Quarantine

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Hope As We Leave Quarantine

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After months of quarantine, the world finally seems to be getting back to normal. Masks are no longer required in certain places, non-essential business are opening their doors, and churches are starting to meet again. But the Coronavirus isn’t gone; it’s still here. Just because we hid ourselves from the virus doesn’t mean the virus will now start hiding itself from us. Now that people are beginning to gather in public places again, some may get sick with COVID-19—some may even die. That’s a scary thought. Many are uneasy about returning to normal life, and that includes Christians. Church leaders must now make difficult decisions about how to hold their services. Congregants must now decide whether they should even go to church right now or not. There is a healthy fear in all of us and it drives us to look to the Bible for answers. What hope does God give us at such a delicate time like this? For many evangelicals, Psalm 91 has been the answer. Its message is attractive, because it sounds like the pandemic we’re facing today:

For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence. (Ps. 91:3)

You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day; of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not approach you. (Ps. 91:5–7)

For you have made the LORD, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent. (Ps. 91:9–10)

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Making Sense? American Pastors Network Leaders Say Opposing COVID-19 Recommendations May Result in Same Dire Outcomes

I Had to read the story to make sense of the headline 🙂 See ¹

Making Sense? American Pastors Network Leaders Say Opposing COVID-19 Recommendations May Result in Same Dire Outcomes

by News Room / May 18, 2020

World leaders came out with some dire predictions this week related to COVID-19 response, and the American Pastors Network  is pointing out the similarities and the differences.

First, the United Nations has predicted that the economic fallout from COVID-19’s spread globally could end up killing more people than the virus itself, according to Fox News, which also reported the UN estimation that the virus would threaten 130 million more people with starvation by the end of the year. The UN report also cited World Vision, which estimates 30 million children are at risk of dying from starvation, while the Los Angeles Times also reported that economists forecast a global recession that will result in up to 420 million people plunging into extreme poverty.

Conversely, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the coronavirus task force, warned of “suffering and death” if the U.S. reopens too soon. Fauci is testifying this week via video before a Senate panel and also told The New York Times in a statement that officials should adhere to federal guidelines for a phased reopening, saying, “If we skip over checkpoints in the guidelines…then we risk the danger of multiple outbreaks throughout the country. This will not only result in needless suffering and death but would actually set us back on our quest to return to normal.”

¹“Between the UN, WHO, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other experts, it sounds like death, economic carnage, famine and starvation are coming regardless,” said APN President Sam Rohrer. “The UN says that if economic activity doesn’t soon occur, people will starve and fall into poverty. Dr. Fauci says that if economic activity occurs, people will die, with ‘suffering and misery’ the only result. Two experts, who happen to be very much aligned in many ways, are offering opposing recommendations with the same dire warnings. One must read between the lines. Both are globalists. Both forecast dire results. Both see only bigger government and, even better for them, a unified world government capable of addressing our dire needs. Unfortunately, both ignore the sad history of the world that tells us that the bigger government and the more elevated the ‘elite,’ the greater the death and misery of the people.

“There is one major lesson in this,” Rohrer continued. “Neither the UN nor Dr. Fauci nor the globally minded elite have the ability to offer any good news outside of more government and more regulations. Without a fear of God, a respect for the ability of people to make determinations for themselves and an appreciation for the freedom that comes from self-government under God with a Judeo-Christian-centered Declaration of Independence and Constitution, there is no hope or good news.

Neither the globalist expert, the UN elite nor medical experts have established any confidence worthy of anyone who loves freedom and understands what it takes to make strong families, strong economies and strong nations.”

Photo by Ilyass SEDDOUG on Unsplash

“Lessons from the Earthquake”

Easter or Resurrection Sunday if you prefer is and should be a day of celebration for true Christians worldwide. Especially with all that is currently going on in the world right now. That being said it is never a bad time to remember or learn from the lessons of the past or in this case as John MacArthur teaches “Lessons from the Earthquake”.

by Cameron Buettel Friday, April 10, 2020

Jesus never promised us lives free of tribulation and calamity. Indeed He warned His disciples, “In the world you will have tribulation” (John 16:33, NKJV). The current COVID-19 pandemic that has engendered so much fear and panic is not the first—nor will it be the last—crisis people will experience in this world.

On January 17, 1994, Los Angeles was struck by an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale. Just six days later, John MacArthur entered the pulpit of Grace Community Church to minister to a congregation still reeling from the devastation and ongoing aftershocks. His message was titled “Lessons from the Earthquake,” a sermon as timely today as it was twenty-six years ago. It remains a powerful reminder to maintain a godly, eternal perspective on the events around us. As John said that morning,

I think there are definitely some things we need to learn on the temporal side—the earthly side—about buildings and roads and emergencies and processes and all of that. But those kinds of things aren’t really what this earthquake should primarily teach us. There are lessons to learn that are far more profound than anything that is temporal. We need to contemplate the reality of what’s gone on from a biblical perspective—from the Lord’s perspective—and how it is to be viewed in line with His purposes and His will.

There are two categories of lessons to be learned: Lessons for ChristinasLessons for those who are Christians and lessons for those who are non-Christians. Another way of saying it would be lessons for those who are prepared to die and lessons for those who are not prepared to die. . . . An earthquake like this is a profound teacher. And the lessons it teaches are equally profound.

John lays out fourteen lessons in all—seven for believers and another seven for unbelievers. They are encouraging, energizing, and also deeply convicting reminders of the calling and opportunity God has placed upon our lives as His people—the glorious responsibility to bring the light of the gospel to a world engulfed in darkness.

I highly recommend you Click here to listen or read “Lessons from the Earthquake.”

Pandemic, Meet The Resurrection

Pandemic, Meet The Resurrection

He is risen. That is the Christian confession. We worship the triune God. We do so in Spirit and in truth. We do so in resurrection hope. For our God and Father “make[s] springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills; they give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches. From [the Almighty’s] lofty abode [He] water[s] the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of [His] work” (Psalm 104:10-13).

Christians are people of the resurrection. And our resurrection lifestyle shines all the more brightly when everyone around us fears pandemic, tyranny, and death. Why don’t we fear? Because our Father feeds cedar trees with rivers. He gives blue jays a place to nest. He molds the high mountains for the wild goats. He makes the dark so the mice can creep about the forest floor. And He gives resurrection for us, His children.

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God is Spirit

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We’re living through a pandemic and much of the Christian world cannot physically gather on Sundays. Are we hindered? Yes and no. Yes in the sense that we cannot physically go to a church building to worship together. No in the sense that, since God is spirit and everywhere at all times, we can worship him in our living rooms, even though it pales in comparison to actually being with our church family.

God is spirit. What does this mean? Where is this at in the Bible? In this post, you can learn about what it means that God is spirit.

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