"I went to Jerusalem to become acquainted (Gk. istoria) with Cephas" - Paul's words from Galatians 1:18.

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

I Speak for Millions of Americans Who Love God, This Country, and Every One of Our Fellow Citizens

Early this morning, Wade Morris died of complications from Covid-19 in an ICU room at an Alabama hospital. 

Wade is a well-known Christian communicator. He spoke at Falls Creek, the world's largest youth camp (Oklahoma), July 5-9, 2021. Nearly 500 youth made decisions for Christ that week. God mightily used Wade Morris.

It's not clear if Wade caught Covid-19 at Falls Creek or at two other youth camps (in other states) where he spoke after the week of Falls Creek. What is clear is that Wade Morris died of complications from Covid-19. 

Covid-19 is a killer. It uses a synthetically made and patented spike protein to penetrate your cells and clot your blood. If those micro-clots make it to your lungs, heart, or brain, you may die. Which laboratory created the unique spike protein of Covid-19 is still under scientific and government investigation.

The problem we Americans now face is "What do we do about Covid-19?"

Government officials are demanding that businesses require a Covid-19 vaccination from Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson and Johnson before allowing admittance into their private business. I understand the public health rationale behind those demands. 

Employers are now beginning to demand vaccinations from employees to continue their employment. These companies believe that they are doing the humane thing for the nation. I respect the right of a company to make the decision they deem best. 

I am not against Covid-19 vaccinations, nor steps taken to "mitigate Covid-19."  I respect and affirm every single action others take in attempting to mitigate the disease. 

I have a close friend who works at the National Institutes of Health. He is a medical doctor, a research scientist, and a renowned professor of chemistry. His credentials are impeccable. He caught me after church this past Sunday and said, "Wade, I beg you! Listen to me. I beg you, get vaccinated!" 

My response to my NIH friend probably speaks for millions of other Americans as well.

"I appreciate your concerns for my life. I want you to hear me clearly. I am not against vaccination. I do not discourage others from getting vaccinated. Truth be known, the elderly, obese, and people with co-morbidities (diabetes, heart disease, etc.) seem at greater risk of death by not getting vaccinated. However, I have made the personal decision not to be vaccinated. I've tested positive for Covid-19 twice. I believe that I have developed some natural immunity. I eat a low sugar diet and take Vitamin D and Zinc every morning. I am not obese, I exercise regularly, and I have no interest in getting vaccinated. Again, I do not discourage others from getting vaccinated, but no amount of encouragement will get me vaccinated. In my mind, the courage to stand by my decision NOT to be vaccinated is a greater help to my fellow Americans than my acquiescance to private or public pressure to be vaccinated. If I die of Covid, I die of Covid. I am quite comfortable dying. I am also quite comfortable with ridicule, discomfort, and banishment from public events or travel. That said, if I end up not being in the 1% who die of Covid (vaccinated or not), then by my actions, I will have done all I can to continue promoting and protecting your personal liberty and individual self-government in America. A nation whose citizens lose individual liberty is but one step from national tyranny. I know what is best for me and my family, and I politely tell you that no amount of persuasion will change my mind. I am informed. I am intentional. I know that am not invincible. But I stand firm. If my words irritate you because you believe that I am putting "other people at risk," then I remind you what you've told me of the vaccine, "It doesn't prevent the spread of Covid-19, it only mitigates the symptoms." I am mitigating the symptoms in the ways that I deem best for myself. I also believe my firm "No" to the pressure to vaccinate is best for this country. I am thinking of the bigger principle at stake and base my actions accordingly. I ask that you respect me and my decision as much as I respect you and your decision."

We, of course, ended our conversation with expressions of mutual respect. 

The Bible states clearly what puts people into bondage:

 "People, through fear of death are all their lifetimes subject to bondage." (Hebrews 2:15). 

I am not afraid of dying. Neither is my friend who got vaccinated. He is genuinely concerned for me.  True love, however, involves persuasion, never coercion. That's why he and I respect one another. We love each other. 

Your fear of death places people around you in bondage. I refuse to be placed in bondage anyone's fear. Get your vaccine. Do what is best for you. Just don't tread on me because I am deeply convinced that what I am doing is best for both you and me.

I strongly desire that we Americans not lose our personal liberties. A Founding Father of America once declared, "Give me liberty or give me death." In my mind, that statement is as important in 2021 as it was in 1776.  

I'm more comfortable with dying than I am with the loss of your liberty. If you don't see how vaccine passports, mandatory vaccinations, and demands for conformity more closely resemble tyranny than liberty, then you'll never understand me or my position.

But that's okay. 

We both have compassion for people like Wade Morris and others who have been devastated by Covid-19.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Morris family.

Covid-19 is very serious. So is the threat of tyranny.

We'll both do what we believe is best to stop the spread of each. 


46 comments:

Unknown said...

Well said Bro. Wade. Our sentiments exactly. Prayers for the Morris family...

Donald Johnson said...

I am fully vaxxed and my family doc put me back on ivermectin (script) and the following over the counter (Quercetin, Extra D3, Zinc, Selenium, B-12, and multi-strain probiotic to keep my immunity up). I mention the other things so you and others can see if they might be right for you also.

Wade Burleson said...

Donald,

Thank you, sir.

Good for your doc! I have dozens and dozens of stories about Ivermectin (including my own family). It's tragic that for some reason, there is a clamp down on cheap over-the-counter drugs that mitigate against the symptoms of Covid.

Thanks for your transparency.

Christiane said...

Of course your friend at NIH urged you to get vaccinated, WADE. Of course he did.
I'm very sure many people who care about you will attempt to do so, even me; but in the acceptance that you choose freely not to get vaccinated, we are left to pray that you are kept spared from all harm by the Good Lord.

I'm sorry to hear of the death of Wade Morris from covid. May he live forever in the Kingdom of Our Lord in peace. All those thousands of statistics, each one was a human person who suffered. I had not thought to live to see this kind of crisis in my time and now the 'variant' is attacking pregnant mothers and children. I am beyond sad for them. May God have mercy on all of us.

Scott Shaver said...

Good explanation Wade. I totally respect and endorse your position as well as the position of others who decide the same.

No more masks.

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Rex Ray said...

Wade,

I too, have not had any Covid-19 shots. Now I’ve had many ‘shots’ such as Flue-shots. Got a tetanus shot for my ankle this month. I believe the best medicine is what God gave us; our immunity. To help immunity, I take 39 Shaklee vitamins that are not synthetic but made from food.

The slide got six more trips yesterday, as my brother’s daughter and her family from Washington came for our family reunion. She was glad to be 700 on the slide list. They also added some more of her father’s ashes at his headstone.

Wade, I’ve been working on what’s below.

FIRST CHURCH COUNCEL IN JERUSALEM
All Scripture is from NLT
“…Some of the believers who belonged to the sect of the Pharisees insisted, “The Gentile converts must be circumcised and required to follow the law of Moses.” (Acts 15:5)
Peter corrected them: “So why are you now CHALLENGING God by BURDENING the Gentile believers with a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors were able to bear? We believe that we are all saved the same way, by the underserved grace of the Lord Jesus.” (Acts 15:11)
“Everyone listened quietly as Barnabas and Paul told about the miraculous signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.” (Acts 15:12)
“When they had finished, James stood and said, “Brothers, listen to me…” (Acts 15:13) In verses 14-18, James brags on Peter and speaks about Scripture telling Gentiles will be saved.
“And so my judgement [who made him the judge?] is that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. Instead, we should write and tell them to abstain from eating food offered to idols, from sexual immorality, from eating the meat of strangled animals, and from consuming blood.” (Acts 15:19-20)
Jesus said: “And so you cancel the word of God in order to hand down your own tradition…” (Mark 7:13) James used tradition: “For these laws of Moses have been preached in Jewish synagogues in every city on ever Sabbath for many generations.” (Acts 15:21)
Peter said, “challenging God by BURDENING the Gentile believers…”
James said: “For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay no greater BURDEN on you than these few requirements. (Acts15:28) How did James get the Holy Spirit on his side?
Paul wrote: “…so-called Christians there; false ones really…They sneaked in to spy on us and take away the freedom we have in Christ Jesus. They wanted to enslave and force us to follow their Jewish regulations. But we refused to listen to them for a single moment. We wanted to preserve the truth of the gospel message for you.” (Galatians 2:4-5) He said, “…If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed.” (Galatians 1:9)

RB Kuter said...

Okay, now things are really getting weird.

"Gunther Hashisa, 43, killed himself in his house, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Department told The Epoch Times. Four police officers who were present on the grounds of the Capitol building when it was breached on January 6 have died by suicide, according to the department."

RB Kuter said...

And here's a word from Fauci that came out yesterday and which I am sure will soon be retracted or buried:

"What we learned that's new..is that when you look at the level of virus in the nasopharynx of people who are vaccinated who get breakthrough infections, it's really quite high and equivalent to the level of virus in the nasopharynx of unvaccinated people who get infected." (Article reports in "The Epoch Times" 8/4/2021)

Can you imagine?! He is saying that for those who get infected, the level of COVID in vaccinated people is as high as those not vaccinated! Is that a turn around? Again?

Rex Ray said...

RB,

https://heavy.com/news/gunther-hashida

“Gunther Hashida became the fourth police officer who responded to the U.S. Capitol riots to die by suicide. Hashida, a DC Metropolitan Police Officer (MPD) died nearly eight months after the attack in Washington, D.C. Capitol January 6, 2021, his family announced.
Hashida died Thursday, July 29, 2021. He had a wife and three children. Gunther Paul Hashida was 43, and would have turned 44 just a few days after his death, according to his obituary. He was a member of the Emergency Response Team within the department’s Special Operations Division.”

A lie reported on the day of the raid of the Capitol a policeman was killed. But he texted his wife after the raid. What did he know?

RB, reminds me of:

Clinton Body Count - Wikipedia

“Clinton Body Count is a conspiracy theory asserting that former U.S. President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton have had people assassinated, totaling as many as fifty or more.”

Christiane said...

Mr. Kuter,

FYI
https://www.optinose.com/exhalation-delivery-systems/anatomy-of-the-nasal-passages

the new thinking is that among the vaccinated, the nasal mucus may trap virus, so that it is recommended that vaccinated people now wear a mask to PROTECT those who are not vaccinated from harm.

I wear a mask in the stores now, for the sake of the unvaccinated who may be there. I had thought that once I was vaccinated, I could not harm others through infection; but apparently the research now shows I can be a 'carrier' as the new 'variant' of the covid-19 is far more contagious and is getting around many of our efforts to mitigate potential infection.

Very sad about the children being infected now. God have mercy.

Dystopos said...

The statement that, "It doesn't prevent the spread of Covid-19, it only mitigates the symptoms," is untrue. It is true that the human trial regimens for COVID-19 vaccine candidates focused on serious symptoms, but the mechanism is plain, and with 8 months of real-world data it easy to observe that vaccinated persons are less likely to become infected and even then are more likely to fight off their infections sooner.

It remains prudent to avoid large gatherings, maintain some social distancing and reduce the spread of aerosolized respiratory droplets to slow the spread and protect young children and those with suppressed immune response, but the only way we actually *beat* this virus is through widespread vaccination. It is a matter of public health, not a personal elective "procedure".

Wade Burleson said...

Dystopos,

"Vavaccinated people who are infected carry about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots." (Associated Press, 08.1.2021).

Rex Ray said...

OFF TOPIC, BUT FUNNY

Judy’s favorite, “Outnumbered”, had a video that showed what happened on an airplane. When flight attendants tried to get a drunk guy to be quiet, he hit them.

Passengers ducked taped the drunk to his seat. When he kept yelling his parents had two million dollars, they ducked taped his mouth.

Tom Parker said...

Wade, it is truly sad for me and I am sure for others that you be willing to put others at risk by not being vaccinated. Did you speak out against the many tyrannies of 45? I fear so much of this is political. Do your Republican politics trump concern for yourself, but also for others.



Your points could easily be used on Faux News.

Rex Ray said...

Tom Parker,

Do you believe Republicans are against being vaccinated?

Two Republicans in our church; I didn’t get the shots, but the one that did, got Covid. Will you please explain that?

Rex Ray said...

BTW, the one that got Covid is 70, and the one that didn’t is 89.

Celeste said...

There will be some break through cases both in immunized and non-immunized previously infected people, but those numbers will be low. I work with a person that has had the miserable luck of having lightening strike twice (she told me she feels like she is living in some sort of weird hoax). Really doubt I will get sick despite forced proximity at work. That’s what the vaccination is for. Not concerned about whether I have sticky virus hanging onto my nasal mucosa…unless I am sneezing or failing to wash my hands, if I do, I don't expect it to aerosolize or move. Multiple studies have shown that asymptomatic likely do not spread the 'rona, but the CDC never references that data. They also never discuss "natural" immunity (which failed my friend). Last year, I found it interesting that the guidelines for "high risk exposure" for health care workers differed from that of the populace......hmmmm.

One of the studies that the CDC used to suggest that we need to mask again is based on an Indian study where a different vaccine was given (not obviously appropriate to expand to the US. https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-637724/latest.pdf). The possibility of increased transmission was based on a difference in amplification times for symptomatic breakthrough infections in health care workers that “clustered” in hospitals (30 symptomatic HCW among a total of 3800 over a 2 month period (March, April 2021). With the finding that it might be more transmissible based on clustering with a possible super spreader event (but 30/3800 vaccinated is 00.7% infected), they expanded to two more hospital systems for a total of approximately 200 SYMPTOMATIC breakthrough infections out of a total of 8900 vaccinated HCW (or a 2.2% infection rate over 2 months. They found delta and non-delta virus in the sampling. For the delta virus it took 16 cycles, for the non-delta virus 19 (so delta was present in 8 fold lower concentration). However, there are so many different potential explanations for that conclusion that I would not use that to say that breakthrough symptomatic infections in HCW harboring the delta virus is reason enough to tell vaccinated people who are asymptomatic that they need to mask up. They do a lot of in vitro work which is interesting, but doesn't necessarily prove that it is operational in vivo. They show that antibody levels between infected versus non-infected HCW seemed equivalent......all a lot of handwaving but enough to push us back into masks?

Celeste said...

The reality — all of us were placed on this earth to die. It is up to us to make the most of the time that we are given. Living in fear in my home— I am done with that. Listening to the fear mongering propagated by our authorities? Getting a little done with that too. All of it makes me feel twitchy. Two weeks to flatten the curve made sense when death rates of 10-20% were being quoted……but the goal posts keep moving. If the current goal is to have no cases of the ‘rona, we are doomed because I have become convinced that the ‘rona is with us to stay (not my previous theory, but.....alas, my previous theory seems very wrong these days).

In the US currently, approximately 380 people are dying of COVID per day nationwide. 1700 are dying per day of heart disease. 1600 of cancer. 473 from accidents. The current COVID death rate is a tenth of what it was at its peak.

My church is on the verge of shutting down because the “authorities…..”. Is the work of our God so unimportant that we just shut it all down to stay safe? The answer for this lost soul has been “yes.” Through this pandemic, my faith in God has strengthened but my faith in the secular church has waned. I am having a hard time putting that together. If, through the grace of God we are saved, why are we so afraid of dying? Don’t get me wrong — I don’t want to die. I spent decades of my life in the wrong space, and there is so much living that I want to do now that I *finally* seem to be beginning to figure it out. When this thing started, the the quotes of 20% mortality were being bandied around, God and I had quite a few conversations. I am good with whatever His plan for me may be. I am not good with bowing to authorities who are now operating off of flimsy, mis-represented and cherry picked evidence that seems determined to separate the community of Christ.

Americans are a pretty arrogant bunch, except for this new trend of never ending self flagellation……we would do well to see what other countries have done. Sweden kind of did nothing (not really, but close). Yes, their numbers were a bit worse than their nearest neighbors, but certainly better than other countries (US deaths 1,800/million population, Sweden 1,438 deaths/million population, India 305 deaths/million population, UK 1,900 deaths/million population (data found on the world infometer site). The Swedes were soundly criticized by the media last year (cause the media…..well, they seem to be set on presenting a certain narrative), yet now they have hardly any cases and they have next to zero deaths currently. Of those 14,600 Swedish deaths attributed to COVID, nearly 6,000 were age 80-90, 3,800 90 and above and mere 37 were 29 years of age and less. Perhaps, natural immunity is important and can be used. Yet, now that we (meaning the US) are on this crazy road of no death to the ‘rona (btw, if you want to have a risk free life, don’t get in a car, don’t walk on stairs, don’t walk in socks, don’t walk outside, don’t turn on your stove, don’t take a bath, don’t take a shower…..oh, and don’t get older…age has a significant risk of bad things happening……(written sarcastically)).

I am not a Bible scholar, but through the talks that God and I have been having, the answer for me is “Fear not and know that I am God.” I honestly believe that it is a sickness in our country that we have allowed ourselves to be afraid. God calls us not to be afraid. (The decision to vaccinate or not would go on for another umpteen paragraphs…..). We should be wise, we should be discerning. We should watch for the wolf among the sheep, but we should always fear not and know that He is our God.

Blessings.

RB Kuter said...

Dystopos writes: "It remains prudent to avoid large gatherings, maintain some social distancing and reduce the spread of aerosolized respiratory droplets to slow the spread and protect young children and those with suppressed immune response, but

the only way we actually *beat* this virus is through widespread vaccination. It is a matter of public health, not a personal elective "procedure".

AMAZING that there has been a VERY significant drop in COVID in India where only 7% of the people have been vaccinated and according to the experts their combined conditions should result in a total annihilation of the Indian population!

No, Dystopos, reality seems to be that you and all of the other "vac' proponents, mask proponents, "shut-down" proponents are flailing in the air like someone trying to eradicate a swarm of pesky gnats flying around their head.

In times past, we could expect flu virus' to simply disappear when they eventually went through their cycle and left, like a swarm of gnats, when their pesky presence eventually disappears when the gnats decided to move on. Flu virus' did the same.

However, there has been some very unprecedented, queer, aspects of this COVID that is unlike all other "natural" virus events. This one has been intentionally engineered and released (perhaps by mistake, perhaps not) and the response in attempting to deal with it are also engineered using unprecedented, fabricated chemical elements, unlike former, more natural, approaches to make flu vaccines.

We highly suspect the Chinese labs to have been involved in engineering the Covid strain (aided by financing from Fauci's ghost subsidary, no less).

Yet nobody will ever convince me that the reported "missing vials" of experimental, engineered, flu viruses from CDC and reported in "USA Today" (Published 11:18 a.m. ET Jan. 4, 2017/Updated 7:11 p.m. ET Jan 4, 2017) should not have been seriously investigated as a possible source for the release of this "COVID" type virus. As reported in that "USA Today" article;

"CDC scientists apparently lost a box of deadly and highly-regulated influenza specimens and experienced multiple potential exposures involving viruses and bacteria, according to heavily-redacted laboratory incident reports obtained by USA TODAY." and continued to report in that article;

"The CDC also redacted every word in a lab accident report from December 2013 that apparently involved a dangerous strain of influenza virus. Several CDC staff copied on the email are people who were involved in the agency’s controversial work in 2005 using reverse genetics to reconstruct the 1918 flu pandemic virus, which had killed as many as 50 million people worldwide. The only types of flu designated as select agents, and potentially covered by the bioterrorism law are specimens of the 1918 influenza virus and certain deadly strains of avian influenza."

So, no, Dystopos, you nor any of the pro-vac/shut-down/mask-up crusaders have any credibility due to the display of total confusion and multiple-reversals and self-contradictions made by "the experts".

It should be obvious that a "Frankenstein Virus Monster" has intentionally been engineered by mad scientists and now that he is out running in the streets murdering millions of people his creators have no clue as to how in the world to get him back in the bottle!!

My, my, wouldn't this all have made an excellent sci-fi novel 20 years ago!!!

Yet, here we are.

RB Kuter said...

Rex Ray: "Tom Parker, Do you believe Republicans are against being vaccinated?
Two Republicans in our church; I didn’t get the shots, but the one that did, got Covid. Will you please explain that?"

RR, if not for the sadness of that Republican who did get COVID, this story would be funnier than the flight attendant report on "Out Numbered" you mentioned.

Christiane said...

It has been said that if you give up your freedom for safety, you deserve neither;
but for the servant-shepherds of the Kingdom of God, when you give of your 'freedom' for someone else's safety, what you get is 'honor'


6 “If You are the Son of God,” he (satan) said, “throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He will command His angels concerning You, and they will lift You up in their hands, so that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.’ 

” 7Jesus replied, “It is also written:
‘DO NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST’”

(from the Holy Gospel of St. Matthew, chapter 4)



and
from Gill's Exposition of the Bible, this commentary:
"and so men limit the Lord when they fix on a blessing they would have, even that, and not another; and the measure of it, to what degree it should be bestowed on them, as well as set the time when they would have it; whereas the blessing itself, and the degree of it, and the time of giving it, should be all left with the Lord; who knows which and what of it is most convenient for us, and when is the best time to bestow it on us. "

For those who 'test God' by setting up situations where they put themselves and others in danger, I think there is a 'disconnect' with the old understandings about people of faith 'testing' God in ways that were considered wrong. It might be better to stop shooting the ones who bring the blessing of medical relief from terrible afflictions and see them in a new light as one possible way the Good Lord has opened His Hand to us in blessing. (?) Think about this. Do we even recognize a fraction of the tremendous graces God sheds on His creatures out of love? Or in what 'form' His blessings come to us?


"Your way is in the sea, and Your path in the great waters, and Your footsteps are not known."

(from Psalm 77)



Rex Ray said...

RB Kuter,

At the time, I didn’t think my story about the two Republicans in our church was funny. You see things better than I do.

CHRISTIANE,
Do you know according to Foxes Book of Martyrs the brother of Jesus, James, was thrown from the Temple the devil tested Jesus?

The Pharisees thought James would tell the people that Jesus was a fake, but James tricked them by saying:

“Why do you ask me about Jesus? He sits at the right hand of God, and will come in the clouds of glory!

They threw James from the Temple, but the fall didn’t kill him. They stoned him and was finally killed with a club.

Rex Ray said...

CHRISTIANE,

I forgot to mention that James was the only one besides the High Priest allowed behind the vail of the Temple. James prayed daily on his knees asking God to bless the people. This was in keeping with God’s promise: “Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I myself will bless them.” Numbers 6:27 NLT)

Before the Pharisees asked James to speak from the Temple, they told him, “We and all the people should obey thee.”

RB Kuter said...

Rex Ray, I guess it was the mention of there being "two" Republicans in your congregation. I assure you that I found no humor in anyone getting Covid.

You must see your congregation as a mission field!

RB Kuter said...

By the way Dystopos (is that your name or is it one of those Greek or other language things, kind of like "Istoria"?) I apologize if my ranting above was disrespectful to you and others who promote the taking of vacs.

I have no right to be disrespectful regarding that because I know it is meant to be given out of concern for others. Most people who do that, like you, do not intentionally do it in a way that is condescending or self-elevating. I would say that most of my dear friends have taken the vacs. Most do not even talk about it.

I did have one friend in church who went on his own rant last Sunday when he and I were alone and setting up the coffee pots. He was angry at people who have not got the vacs and said he thought they were crazy, etc. He doesn't know that I have not had mine. I would have told him had he asked. Even though he was quite passionate about everyone needing to get the vacs, I know his heart and that he was speaking in love, even though he was speaking in love as a retired Navy Chief, which typically comes across in a pretty rough and straightforward way.

So forgive me if I allow my passion about what I see as the implementation by some very unscrupulous folks way up in the food chain who have their own hidden motives that are not genuine and straightforward. I feel like someone being bullied and victimized due to systems being used against me and all common folk in an oppressive and dictatorial manner.

I know that is not Dystopos is not part of that. Neither is my doctor who refuses to treat COVID patients in the early stages. I think he is just scared of getting sued if a patient dies due to his not practicing the conventional methods dictated by the medical establishment (as Celeste explained earlier)>

Rex Ray said...

CHRISTIANE,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James,_brother_of_Jesus

“James the Just, or a variation of James, brother of the Lord. He was an early leader of the Jerusalem Church of the Apostolic Age. He died as a martyr in AD 62 or 69 after being thrown off the top of the Second Temple, and then being stoned and beaten with a club until dead.”

CHRISTIANE, Jews believed God was angry for James being killed that caused the link below.

The Romans Destroy the Temple at Jerusalem, 70 AD (eyewitnesstohistory.com)

Christiane said...

Hello REX RAY,

Yes, I know of the historical accounts of Josephus (a.k.a. 'Josephus Flavius')

I found this:
" References:
Josephus' account appears in: Cornfield, Gaalya ed., Josephus, The Jewish War (1982); Duruy, Victor, History of Rome vol. V (1883).

How To Cite This Article:
"The Romans Destroy the Temple at Jerusalem, 70 AD," EyeWitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com (2005).

We have historical figures, outside of the Christians themselves, who give witness to those times. The Christians, in their very martyrdom, witnessed to Christ. The word 'martyr' means 'witness'. Josephus' writings are known to Catholics and are regarded as historical accounts of that time.

REX RAY, be very careful to avoid crowds now, as that new Delta Variant is far more contagious than the original Covid-19. May God keep you safe. How is your ankle doing now?

Christiane said...

Mr. Kuter,

I'm sorry you haven't found alternative help but you are right that most doctors will not prescribe what is not 'tested' and 'approved'. The reason, more likely, is that they are under the oath they take which says 'at least, do no harm' and would answer to their own profession on an ethics basis if they prescribed that which was 'experimental' and not fully tested.

Believe me, doctors are far more concerned with their standing before their peers than being sued. The latter, they have insurance for. The former, once their reputations are trashed among their peers, there is not much to be done for them.

Codes of ethics in a profession are one way a profession can police itself, so that those who are unethical can be identified and dealt with by their peers. It is a 'big deal' to be in good standing with their peers, yes.

I hope you can find some peace of mind amidst all this trouble. Try to pray for guidance. But consider also the reality of what is happening. And then do what your conscience tells you to do. (The prayers will help you most in this process)

Very worried for all concerned who struggle with making decisions in these terrible times. I am most worried for the very old and the very young, who depend on the wisdom of others. May God have mercy.

I pray that the governors of states in crisis will try to do what is right for the sake of the school children now. Their health is newly threatened by the delta variant, yes. The children need to be protected from harm, not put into harm's way.
If nothing more, people need to protect the innocent who depend on them. It is their sacred duty.

Rex Ray said...

CHRISTIANE,
Today’s newspaper:

“The U.S. authorities picked up 19,000 unaccompanied children in July, exceeding more than the previous high of 18,877 in March. June total was 15,253.”

“Jose Sanchez-Esquivel was departed to Mexico three times. In 2013, he was convicted of his identification being a fraud. On July 29, 2021, he was sentenced to over four years in federal prison.”

CHRISTIANE, how much will that cost the U.S.? Wonder if he can watch TV? If you were President Biden, what would you do?

About my ankle: Took a picture today; never seen it looking as bad.

Tango Whiskey said...

Why are they dehumanizing the unvaccinated?

Tango Whiskey said...

Sorry, I forgot the link.

Why are they dehumanizing the unvaccinated?

https://youtu.be/1gcjHStfkSA

Christiane said...

REX RAY, you take your poor ankle right back to your doctor or the ER if it is worse.

Rex Ray said...

Tango Whiskey,

You said,
“Sorry, I forgot the link.”
I wish you hadn’t remembered. :)

CHRISTIANE,

I’ve asked the VA doctor for home health, and I have an appointment to see the best doctor August 11. Until then, it’s pain pills.

RB Kuter said...

Christiane's logic as to why doctors will not treat COVID patients in the early stages of their testing positive saying,

"I'm sorry you haven't found alternative help but you are right that most doctors will not prescribe what is not 'tested' and 'approved'."

And yet doctors have been telling patients to get COVID vaccines by the millions without approval!

Plus, FDA has approved treatments as far back as 2020.

That dog don't hunt.

Christiane said...

Hello Mr. Kuter,

you are right about this, but there is something more to know:

"Right now, the COVID-19 vaccines being used in the United States do not have full FDA approval, but instead they have something called emergency use authorization."

You need to ask your doctor what ELSE can he give you that has 'emergency use authorization'.

Some of the 'alternate' meds/treatments out there have been rejected as possibly harmful, so if they are in that category, chances are you won't be able to get a prescription from your physician for them specifically. But ask what else is available that might support your immune system. There must be something!

Rex Ray said...

CHRISTIANE,

“White blood cells: Serving as an army against harmful bacteria and viruses, white blood cells search for, attack, and destroy germs to keep you healthy. White blood cells are a key part of your immune system.”

When these cells are attacking germs, they stop and attack sugar when it enters the body. Doctors have said, when you eat ice cream, your immune system won’t get back to 100% until four hours later.

Did you see the Tucker Carlson show yesterday? He interviewed the Prime Minister of Hungary. Carlson told him that Biden had called him a thug.

Our Fannin County Missionary, retired as a missionary to Hungary. We want him to see Carlson’s show. We have two more days of keeping his dog, and our cat hates it.

Last night I told Judy, “WHAT! You’re going to kick me in the groin?” “No, I said, I’m not going to kick you when you’re down.” (Referring to my ankle.)

I think tomorrow, I’ll go to the Bonham hospital, and see what they say about it.

RB Kuter said...

Fla Gov, Ron DeSantis, went on a rant to Biden saying for him not to talk about taking COVID measures until he (Biden)does something about the open borders with thousands of illegal aliens being disbursed throughout states all over the US.

It really is like an intentional infestation of COVID. Imagine saying we were trying to limit the "variant" coming in when at the same time we are enticing untold numbers of infected people to come spread it in our country. Many say when they come in that they are headed to Florida.

It is totally insane, like trying to stop the bathtub from overflowing while the faucet is on full blast!

That does not even address the Drug Cartel elements flowing in to establish their violent structure in the US including taking over the streets, the judicial system and the political structure to strengthen their mafia-type control. You can bet that in just a few years down the road the US will follow Mexico in surrendering control to the Cartels after they realize, like the Mexican President, that the only way to minimize the violence in the streets is to submit control to the Cartels. This was decided when the Cartel army defeated the Mexican army in the streets there.

And yet, not a word from Kamala. The only explanation I can think of as to why they are enticing the continued flow of illegals is thinking that they will give them the right to vote and they will vote for those who removed legal barriers to come in. However, the current regime may find that it all comes to bite them in the heel when the Cartels tell them, "We're not voting for you. We're taking over the government and you will follow our Pied Piper."

I believe the problem DeSantis has is that he's talking to "Biden" who is out to lunch and everyone, except his blind followers, knows that somebody else behind the scenes are calling the shots.

Christiane said...

Yes, REX RAY, if it is getting worse, let the Bonham hospital take a look at your ankle. Aug. 11th appointment with that best doctor is next Wednesday, but you are in pain and notice the ankle looks worse, so every day counts.

Christiane said...

REX RAY, take a look at this before you go to the Bonham hospital:

https://tmcbonham.com/health-alert/

they will probably ask you to wear a mask at their ER

Rex Ray said...

CHRISTIANE,

Too late, I went before I read your comment. I’m really impressed how you found out about all the rules the hospital has.

Their doctor helped me 0%, but a nurse told us about a doctor that specializes in ankle problems. His office is nearby, but was closed before we got there.

My son warned us that his son is coming to get their house-trailer that’s about 40 feet long. The problem is they have two large dogs that may ‘eat’ the dog that’s 6 inches high that we’re keeping for our Fannin County Missionary. Our cat survives by going to the second floor of our shed.

AH, the problems of life. :)

Christiane said...

REX RAY
You did try, and that's important: not to give up.
You have that appointment on Aug.11th (next Wednesday) and hold out hope that the doctor can help you. Show them what it looks like not to give up!

Yes, 'the problems of life' . . . we all live in a world where suffering is, but 'all shall be well' someday

‘all shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well’
(Blessed Julian of Norwich)

Wade Burleson said...

Rex,

Sugar is a killer. Period.

That's why my "low-sugar diet" has built (IMO), an effective natural immune system (as well as other things I do). I keep getting letters to give blood to those with Covid. :) I'm not sure why the government wants pressure on me to get the vaccine when the Red Cross wants me to give blood. Crazy times.

Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D. said...

I agree with that NIH staffer with impeccable credentials. In both our cases, it is persuasion not compulsion.

SML said...

Science is still out on this. For example “ PCR cycle threshold (Ct) values were similar between both vaccinated and unvaccinated groups at diagnosis, but viral loads decreased faster in vaccinated individuals.” from https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.07.28.21261295v1.full

Vs “ we found that the viral load was substantially reduced for infections occurring 12–37 d after the first dose of vaccine” https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01316-7

Vs this one that found vaccinated individuals gad lower level of virus production as measured by cycle threshold.

Truth is we don’t know. We also don’t know if PCR is picking up more dead virus particles in those that are fully vaccinated