With many fraudulent ministries capitalising on the most vulnerable and desperate people in our societies, we are now seeing these wicked men and women, posing as pastors, apostles and prophets – calling people to ‘have faith’ in such a way that can cause more harm then good, (or scripture twisting and decreeing Psalm 91 to be Corona Virus immune). Such scammers will offer false hope and assurance, encouraging their fear-driven followers to operate from a ‘faith’ that is unbiblical, some even encouraging their followers to not go to doctors or hospitals because of their extreme ‘word of faith’ teachings.
Source: Ps Chris Rosebrough, Fighting For The Faith YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K9i0pPRXUE. Premiered March 25, 2020.
The central gospel message is that Christ’s sacrifice promises us the forgiveness of our sins, not a guarantee of ‘supernatural healing, signs or wonders’ in this life – as ‘decreed and declared’ by this well-known false prophet back in 2012. Fast forward to 2020 we ask the question – did Christ ‘die in vain’ if a believer succumbs to COVID-19?
In a letter to Rev. Dr. John Hess, found in Luther’s Works, Volume 43 p. 132, as “Whether one may flee from a Deadly Plague,” Martin Luther writes:
“I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me however I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely as stated above. See this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash no foolhardy and does not tempt God.” (Source)
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:25-34
It’s important at this time to have access to the World Health Organisation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or your country’s Department of Health to get the latest information and updates. Attached to this article are helpful links and resources for our readers. We hope this assists our brothers and sisters as they continue to trust in their loving Saviour.
(The sites below continue to update their websites and pages with new valuable information and resources.
Please make sure you return regularly to learn of any updates.)
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
|LINK: INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR COMMUNITY & FAITH LEADERS|
|LINK: CLEANING & DISINFECTION RECOMMENDATIONS|
|LINK: CHECKLIST FOR COMMUNITY & FAITH LEADERS|
|LINK: HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF|
|LINK: HOW TO CARE FOR SOMEONE WHO IS SICK|
|LINK: WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK|
|Click here and scroll down for printable flyers in your language.|
The above link takes you to information regarding older adults and people with medical conditions. Information is also available in how to prepare your family with other resources that cater for schools, childcare and working environments. There are good resources on what you need to know about COVID19 and a nice batch of resources for your community and if you plan on travelling.
To our Asian readership, the 1MG Pharmaceutical Company have provided a lot of easy-to-access resources and product for you.
|LINK: CORONA VIRUS NO-PANIC HELP GUIDE||LINK: COMBATTING CORONA VIRUS: AN ACTION GUIDE|
|LINK: CAN CASH HANDLING PUT YOU AT RISK OF COVID-19?||LINK: CORONA VIRUS: HOW TO RECEIVE PACKAGES SAFELY?|
|LINK: CORONA VIRUS: A CHECKLIST FOR ESSENTIALS|
|LINK: Handwash and Sanitizers||LINK: Masks|
|LINK: Immunity Boosters||LINK: Thermometers|
|LINK: WHO HEALTH ALERTS|
|LINK: Q&A ON CORONA VIRUSES (COVID-19)|
|LINK: CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) ADVICE FOR THE PUBLIC|
|LINK: HEALTHY PARENTING|
|LINK: GETTING WORK PLACE READY|
|LINK: STRATEGIC PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE PLAN
|LINK: ONLINE TRAINING|
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