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    Faith in the Face of the Pandemic

    Last week’s blog was also on faith. This week will focus more on coping with the pandemic. However, I will go over faiht itself a little differently than last week. I’ve used this format before and And it was well received. What faith is: Faith is believing that something or someone will perform as advertised. You don’t have faith that a chair will function correctly until you sit on it.. Expressing faith requires that you do something, which makes faith an action verb as well as a noun. Two kinds of faith exist, secular or worldly faith, and biblical faith. And, the two are interrelated. Webster’s New College Dictionary says…

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    Overcoming Fear, Part Two

    Last week was an overview of fear in relation to the Bible. This week will build on the Christian’s view of fear, and more on how to deal with it. First, let’s understand what fear is and then how it’s the opposite of how a Christian should react to it. Fear is an emotion caused by something we think is a danger to us. Fear causes physiological changes and alters behavior. Fear is good in that it causes people to react in a way they think will protect them from harm. It stimulates the fight or flight response that causes our reaction to fear, whether the fear is of a…

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    Overcoming Fear

    Everyone experiences fear to some degree or another. It’s only human. Fear is the alarm or apprehension we experience when confronted with something we think is beyond our ability to handle, that will cause us to be damaged in some way. Charlie Brown in Peanuts was afraid of approaching the little red-haired girl. A friend of mine in grade school was afraid of dogs because he was bitten by one when he was an infant. He didn’t remember the incident, but the fear remained. I’ve said before that I have a fear of extension ladders and suspended foot bridges. The underlying fear is that I will fall off of them,…

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    The Christian Position to the Pandemic

    My birthday is this month, an in over seven decades I’ve not seen a crisis like the COVID pandemic. And what’s worse, the people of the US and some other countries are actively spreading the virus. We have a President who is actively promoting a position on the virus that is going to kill a lot of people. His political rally and White House lawn party where most attendees did not wear masks or practice social distancing were irresponsible. The people of this country are reacting in kind by crowding beaches, restaurants and night clubs without wearing masks. Florida and California are now epicenters for the virus due mostly to…