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« Reply #60 on: June 01, 2020, 08:51:54 AM »
Thanks for sharing some about your situation Glen. We have appreciated your posts. It is sad that the church as many see it in Europe, Australia, and North America has failed to be a witness of the character of our God.
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« Reply #62 on: August 06, 2020, 02:56:13 AM »
I thought some might be interested to read this.

ZWINGLI THE PROTESTANT REFORMER AND THE PLAGUE EPIDEMIC of 1519

THE GREAT CONTROVERSY, PAGE 179, 180
At Zurich, Zwingli preached zealously against the pardonmongers; and when Samson approached the place, he was met by a messenger from the council with an intimation that he was expected to pass on. He finally secured an entrance by stratagem, but was sent away without the sale of a single pardon, and he soon after left Switzerland.

A strong impetus was given to the reform by the appearance of the plague, or Great Death, which swept over Switzerland in the year 1519. As men were thus brought face to face with the destroyer, many were led to feel how vain and worthless were the pardons which they had so lately purchased; and they longed for a surer foundation for their faith. Zwingli at Zurich was smitten down; he was brought so low that all hope of his recovery was relinquished, and the report was widely circulated that he was dead. In that trying hour his hope and courage were unshaken. He looked in faith to the cross of Calvary, trusting in the all-sufficient propitiation for sin. When he came back from the gates of death, it was to preach the gospel with greater fervor than ever before; and his words exerted an unwonted power. The people welcomed with joy their beloved pastor, returned to them from the brink of the grave. They themselves had come from attending upon the sick and the dying, and they felt, as never before, the value of the gospel.

Zwingli had arrived at a clearer understanding of its truths, and had more fully experienced in himself its renewing power. The fall of man and the plan of redemption were the subjects upon which he dwelt. “In Adam,” he said, “we are all dead, sunk in corruption and condemnation.”—Wylie, b. 8, ch. 9. “Christ ... has purchased for us a never-ending redemption.... His passion is ... an eternal sacrifice, and everlastingly effectual to heal; it satisfies the divine justice forever in behalf of all those who rely upon it with firm and unshaken faith.” Yet he clearly taught that men are not, because of the grace of Christ, free to continue in sin. “Wherever there is faith in God, there God is; and wherever God abideth, there a zeal exists urging and impelling men to good works.”—D'Aubigne, b. 8, ch. 9.

Such was the interest in Zwingli's preaching that the cathedral was filled to overflowing with the crowds that came to listen to him. Little by little, as they could bear it, he opened the truth to his hearers. He was careful not to introduce, at first, points which would startle them and create prejudice. His work was to win their hearts to the teachings of Christ, to soften them by His love, and keep before them His example; and as they should receive the principles of the gospel, their superstitious beliefs and practices would inevitably be overthrown.

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Also, I thought I would add this thought....

To me it seems that if the Virus was caused by Bats and Bats live in Caves, in the darkness, that this may be the reason that they carry these types of Diseases? From a lack of Sunlight?

Ellen White talks alot about letting Sunlight into the Home, and opening the curtains. I think that it acts as a disinfectant.

And so, perhaps Sunlight would help to prevent this Disease and also help to cure it?

Since the Government are having People stay locked in, People should probably make sure to go outside at least in their own Backyards often to get Sunlight, and take Vitamin D3 Tablets.

Just an idea, I don't know if there is any "Science" to it.

Matthew 9:36-38
36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #63 on: August 07, 2020, 04:31:41 PM »
Makes sense to keep yourself as healthy as possible...  Vit D is important to every cell in the human body.  If you're not sure, get tested.  I have been taking 4,000 units a day and I tested low...not really low but low.  So now my daily is 8,000 units a day.  I'll go for another test next year.

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« Reply #64 on: August 08, 2020, 01:31:07 PM »
Yes, rahab, it would be good for  all to get tested for vitamins D3 and B12.  Even though I spend a lot of time outdoors, I tested low for D3 also.

Thank you for sharing Sister Claudia. It is good to see your posts today. What you have shared regarding Zwingli is important for us today. Sadly too many professing Christians fear death when they ought not. God is in absolute control. That does not mean we ought not be concerned about our health. We are to be examples as was Zwingli. When the Spanish flu laid to rest millions in 1918, it is known that the knowledge God as given to His church regarding natural remedies works. Fomentations applied daily to those who contracted the Spanish Flu healed all infected who were in the Danish-Norwegian Seminary in Hutchison Minn.

As a result of this system ·of handling a disease that is scoring thousands of victims every day there has not been one case that could have been called serious or a single death in the Seminary although there were more than 90 persons affected. The record is remarkable. It makes the ordinary methods of dealing with the flu appear irrational.

We will add that we are indeed thankful to God for His protecting care and for the  untiring efforts of Sister Louise Knudsen, our Seminary nurse, and for the assistance of the other nurses and helpers. The hydrotherapy treatments under the blessings of God are indeed helpful, as is recognized by this article.
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« Reply #65 on: August 08, 2020, 04:57:26 PM »
Amen Wally. Today on the way home, the car in front of me on the freeway, just about rolled. The car next to him traveling at 75 pulled into his lane and just about hit him. He would have if the driver in front of me had not jerked the car into an open lane. It was a miracle the car did not flip. Risks? Every time we get into a car, especially with all the drugs being used.

There appears to be multiple reasons for the lockdown, and politics sits at the top.  Another is that many are fearful of dying from the virus.  They do not have peace as we do. So, they will live a life ignoring science regarding health, use drugs even if eating properly, drive fast cars and worry about the virus?   

Has anyone noticed the governors look neat and clean? They seem to have found some way to get their hair cut even though the rest of us were ordered not to.  :(  The question was asked today, why are the Democrats so angry?  It is because they are fighting against God. Obama got them all they wanted, now they are losing it all. Yes, when you take something away, it does make people mad.
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I know this quote is an oldie from May, but I'm rolling my eyes as to what you say about the Democrats, who are far more humane than the other guys ever thought about being. Dems are angry because  the monies allocated for businesses wound up with big business , churches, and meanwhile back at the ranch, we have families who lost their jobs and are struggling.  Wow. 

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2020, 06:52:10 PM »
update of covid:

back in March cases of death were largely in the big cities   :'(

now in late July-August it is hitting the rural areas of America.   :(

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« Reply #67 on: August 10, 2020, 10:51:37 AM »
Theophilus I don't often bring such matters into conversation because it tends to bring division, and we do not want that. Let me expound on my statement. What we see in the politics of America is just what you shared. Corruption everywhere. My comments about the Democratic Party is that they are fighting against God openly. And, yes, so are the Republicans, but not so much openly. Look at the platforms for both parties. The Republicans have a base strongly supported by professing Christians. Yes, there are professing Christians supporting the Democrats, but they have a platform and actions that are anti Bible and thus anti God.

Corruption surrounds us, the world is as it was just before the great flood. As we see suffering all around us, we have opportunity to reach out a helping hand to those who are in need. The answer to these difficulties will not be found in government, but in Christ. Let us spend our time in living after the example of Christ who went about healing and preaching.
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2020, 01:25:07 PM »
The answer to these difficulties will not be found in government, but in Christ. Let us spend our time in living after the example of Christ who went about healing and preaching.

AMEN!!!
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« Reply #69 on: November 14, 2020, 05:32:07 AM »
In the US, everyone is forbidden to have church services, not just Adventists.  The government has not forbidden us to worship, or forced us to keep Sunday holy.  So, we are not being forced to choose between obeying God or man.  We have not been forbidden to keep Sabbath holy, and, as we all know, the Sabbath will be the point of controversy at the very end, when the mark of the beast is about to be enforced.

I don't particularly care for  "virtual church," or "online services," but it's better than nothing, and does not  require anyone to disobey the Lord.

I completely agree. I can not understand why so many make such a big deal out of just staying at home. The Waldenses were the Church in the Wilderness. It really is not necessary all the time to go enter a Church building. John the Baptist was out in the Wilderness.
Matthew 9:36-38
36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.