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When Covid 19 first started, understandably, people were afraid. They never heard of a virus like this. We had never been in a pandemic before. People were living by fear.
I went from going to church one Sunday, to the next Sunday, my church was closed, along with most churches in America. There were a few brave pastors who decided to keep their doors open, despite getting fined and threatened.
Being a Christian, one of my favorite verses is 2 Timothy 1:7, which states, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” I wear a bracelet everyday with that scripture on it.
I could not understand that churches were going along with the government, and not following the Bible. As Christians, we should have been the light in this horrible situation, but instead, our Pastors decided to close the churches.
I wrote to my own pastor and advised him to not give in to what the government is saying. I told him to be the example. He did open the doors for services much earlier than other churches, even though we were required to wear masks. After a few weeks, no one was wearing their masks at church anymore.
Two weeks ago, my Pastor did his entire sermon on how the churches failed the people during the Covid Pandemic. I was so glad that he admitted that and said that this will never happen again. We are supposed to be the leaders, and not the followers in this world.
Only time will tell how churches will react if we encounter a pandemic again. My hope is that churches follow the scriptures in the Bible, instead of living in fear.
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Communication with World Leaders and Diplomacy is always the Better Choice than Silence and Ignoring Problematic and Serious World Issues.
It was on June 30, 2019, that President Trump became the first sitting Commander and Chief to set foot into North Korea, after meeting with Kim Jong-un at the demilitarized zone. This zone divides North and South Korea.
After this happened, the entire Democratic party went on a mission to smear President Trump. President Obama not only did not meet with Kim Jong-un, but he also never even spoke to him on the phone. The left asked, “Why does President Trump want to talk to a Dictator and a killer?” It is called diplomacy.
What is the definition of diplomacy? It has several meanings, but the two main definitions are, “The profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country’s representatives abroad” and the second, “The art of dealing with people in a sensitive and effective way.”
This leads us to Vladamir Putin, the President of Russia. Weeks before Putin began attacking Ukraine, instead of the United States using diplomacy to negotiate with him, the United States ignored the situation. News media and top foreign policy experts said that Putin would never invade Ukraine.
Anyone who has studied Putin, knows that he deals with issues through strength, which was also stated by Mike Pence on Fox News this morning. Instead of President Biden putting his foot down with the strictest sanctions against Russia before the war on Ukraine started, Biden issued a few sanctions that had no deterrence to Putin from attacking Ukraine.
Once a war begins, the possibly of diplomacy and dealing with Putin in an effective way, is nearly impossible, unless the United States takes a stance of force against him. When President Zelensky spoke to our Congress in the United States this morning, he asked for three things from the United States.
He asked for a no-fly zone to be issued, he asked that he would be able to use the Migs that are in Poland to protect the airspace, and the most important thing, he asked for President Biden not to just be the leader of the United States, but the leader of peace for the entire world.
It will be interesting to see how President Biden responds to Zelensky’s requests, as he is planned to make a speech in the next few hours. If the United States fails to give Zelensky his requests, the United States will continue to look weak on the world stage, embolden Putin to continue pushing through Ukraine, until he occupies the entire country and beyond.
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