Have people forgotten there's only one name that can save and protect you? That name is Jesus. Not a mask, glove or hand sanitizer.

Have we all forgotten what Jesus died on that cross for? What he shed his blood for? What communion is all about?

Where are the real Christians and leaders at now? Covered up behind face masks? If you're truly anointed you should be out uncovered and preaching the true gospel.

Lisa McCoy

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Allison Buchtien

No thanks. I'll listen to scientists and facts.

L' Ouest

I am with you. How presumptuous to assume everyone shares her same faith, too.

PD Hyatt

Totally agree with you.... Only Jesus can save....

Michael Jozwiak

OK. I respect your faith. But God provided masks, scientists, and research education to the world. To completely ignore science is stupid.

Michael Jozwiak

OK, then where are all the "faith healer" preachers hiding in the midst of this epidemic?

Ted Gillis

Apparently people in Europe and Asia have more faith in Jesus than we do because their infection rates are much lower than ours.

Are we the heathens and they are the believers?

Carlos Ponce

People in Europe and Asia have access to Hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic. Available here but no money in it so it's a no go. And the Liberal press emphasize anecdotal accounts that indicate it is not effective. Not true SCIENCE which shows it does help. Liberals don't like it because Trump recommended it.

"Hydroxychloroquine used by Korea for Covid-19 while US is divided"

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/hydroxychloroquine-used-by-korea-for-covid-19-while-us-is-divided/

"South Korea experts recommend anti-HIV, anti-malaria drugs for COVID-19"

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/03/12/South-Korea-experts-recommend-anti-HIV-anti-malaria-drugs-for-COVID-19/6961584012321/

Charles Douglas

Without faith one cannot please God, ( Hebrews 11:6 ) ...and Jesus Christ is the author and finisher of that faith! (Hebrews 12:2 ). Years ago I prayed for my first real job, but I did not set around and wait on one to fall on my porch! I got out and started putting in applications, pounding the pavement! I went back to school because in my book, not having is no excuse for not getting! God does NOT need help being God, for he can be God all by himself! However, God does need YOU, to help him to HELP you, be who he called you to be! Man was made to have a choice , and a free will! God will not violate your will and therefore Satan cannot either! Even angels have free wills, that is why one- third of angels created by God, chose to follow LUCIFER to hell when he rebelled in heaven many years ago! He deceived them! ( Joshua 24:15 )( Deuteronomy 30:19 ). These two scriptures are examples of men possessing choices in this world! God called each of us to grow in grace and in the knowledge of Christ Jesus! ( 2 Peter 3:18 ). You do that by assimilating yourself to the word, and with the help of the Spirit of God, one has the opportunity to grow out of the babyhood of Christ into the discipleship of the Lord! ( 2 Corinthians 3:18 ). That is important because you then with better understand the power, dominion, and authority, belivers have under the New Covenant ..in order to overcome the works of HELL & the Devil! When I got ready to launch another career, ....NOT only did I ask for God's help, but God required me to do something too, using the same faith I came to him with! He required me to take a year to get in tip top physical shape! Yes, and when I went to the Law Enforcement Academy with individuals younger and in their prime, most of them could not climb walls, or run that 200 yard dash as fast as I did! Push-ups and sit-ups were nothing to me! I went back to bench pressing 310 lbs of free weights too! On the week-ends I locked myself in my place alone and crack those books! Over thirty people entered the Academy with me, TEN of those passed the State TCLOSE the first time out ...looking tall at graduation night! I was the first of those ten to get hired by an agency! Did God help me? You better believe it! Did God require me to get involve using faith and common sense? You better believe it! Why would I ask God to help me loose weight and not go out and hit the track, or watch my diet? That would be silly! I was always taught to do what I could do, and God would do what I could not do!!! I don't like wearing a mask, because it hides my looks! Hey, but if that is what it takes????? I count it as a corresponding act to my prayers of not getting sick! Faith without works is dead! ( James 2:17 ). Wearing a mask is a corresponding work of my faith to remain healthy! Take it or leave it, but it works for me!

Terry Oxford

Well, that was kind of long, but interesting. Loved the quote from James at the end. NIV: "[F]aith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead."

Charles Douglas

Much appreciated Mr. Oxford, and I'm known to get long-winded every once in a while.[wink]

Charles Douglas

Ms. McCoy said> Where are the real Christians and leaders at now? Covered up behind face masks? If you're truly anointed you should be out uncovered and preaching the true gospel." --------- I say this, Here is one Christian who have preached the real truth not only to you, but also to WHOSOEVER ..would open their eyes and minds to that truth! Years ago I recalled another who asked the same type question in the wilderness! The Tempter said, "If thou be the Son of God, command these stones to be made bread." ( Satan knew Jesus had fasted forty days and forty nights, & therefore he had to be hungry ).... but Jesus answered and said, "It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." ( Matthew 4:3-4 ). Jesus went on to tell that fool that one should not tempt God by jumping off of a high place to prove something! Like Jesus, we have nothing to prove but everything to gain in using common sense, along with our faith to overcome the works of the devil! We are here to tear down the works of the Devil! ( 1 John 3:8 ). If a mask is needed to do that,....Oh well......

Carlos Ponce

"Not everyone who says to me, `Lord, Lord!' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, only those who do what my Father in heaven wants.

On that Day, many will say to me, `Lord, Lord! Didn't we prophesy in your name? Didn't we expel demons in your name? Didn't we perform many miracles in your name?'

Then I will tell them to their faces, `I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!' "

There are many who claim to be Christian, followers of Jesus Christ, yet they support the killing of innocent children through abortion. Now they ask for healing?

Mike Zeller

There it is, Carlos' deflection Go To, abortion. That didn't take long.

Carlos Ponce

No deflection, Mike. The words of Jesus.[innocent]

Charles Douglas

Lololo [thumbup][thumbup]

Charles Douglas

Amen Mr. PONCE, those thumbs up was for you posting the truth! Your post reminded me of what Jesus said in Matthew 16:24 .." If any man will come after me , let him deny himself, take up his cross, and FOLLOW me!" Many men have tried to come after Christ! ( John 6:65-66). However, when they found out they could not pick and choose which part of his Word ..they would obey, or the pesecution, and accusations others would hurl their way, ( like you received here) ...the bible says they turned around and FOLLOWED HIM no more! This is one reason many don't, and will not follow Christ today ..the sacrifices they would have to make in their eyes are just to great !!!! Right on brother PONCE...PREACH!!!!!!!

Ted Gillis

He always goes there when he runs out steam.

Carlos Ponce

I'm on a mission from GOD, Ted. You must follow something else.[scared]

Dan Freeman

A fellow had cancer and he was praying to God for help.

A physician offered treatment and fellow said: “No, it’s okay. I’m praying to God, and he is going to save me.”

Then a surgeon offered treatment and the cancer victim said: “No thanks. I’m praying to God, and he is going to save me.”

As the man neared death, a hospice worker offered comfort and man replied: “No thanks. I’m praying to God, and he is going to save me.”

Eventually the man died in pain.

When he arrived in heaven and got his chance to confront God: “I had faith, but you didn’t save me. You let me die. I don’t understand why!”

God replied: “I sent you a physician, a surgeon, a hospice worker. What more did you expect?”

Carlos Ponce

God said he did not say that, Dan.

Dan Freeman

He sure did, you just cannot hear. Keep apart, wash often, wear a mask. God gave you these Mr. Ponce, use his bounty.

Carlos Ponce

That was not the voice of God, Dan.

Jim Forsythe

Just because you did not hear it, does not make it not so. If God did not want man to help ourselves God would not given us the ability to be a physician, a surgeon or a hospice worker.

The voice of God is sent to us in many ways. The birds in the trees is the voice of God. God also gives people the skill to help other that are in need.

No-one should ever think that God did not speak to another, because God may be speaking in a different way to that person, because that is what that person needs.

Carlos Ponce

God said he did not say that, Jim.

Jim Forsythe

No-one should ever think that God did not speak to another, because God may be speaking in a different way to that person, because that is what that person needs.

"God said he did not say that, Jim." and you know this how? The only thing you can be sure of, God did not say that to you. You have no way of knowing what God said to others.

God only talks to Carlos, and not Dan? I hope that is not what you think. No one knows what God and another talks about.

If a person is a farmer, God may be talking by the field of gain waving in the breeze. If one is a surgeon, God may speak by the skill the Dr, has.

Carlos Ponce

God said he did not say that, Jim.

Jim Forsythe

God only talks to Carlos, and not Dan? I hope that is not what you think. No one knows what God and another talks about.

Carlos Ponce

God said he did not say that, Jim.

Mike Zeller

8. “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor”(Don't Lie). Carlos, when did God tell you he didn't say, “I sent you a physician, a surgeon, a hospice worker. What more did you expect?” Time and date.

Carlos Ponce

Date and date are indicated on post.

Mike Zeller

I talked to God earlier and he suggested I make that previous post. God wanted to see your answer because he told me he had not communicated with Carlos Ponce at all, today July 9th.

Carlos Ponce

Talk with God again.

Mike Zeller

He wants to talk to you. He's not happy.

Carlos Ponce

God wants to know why people who claim to be His are allowing the death of innocents under the banner of "a woman's right to choose" espoused by one of the country's political parties. You're right. God is not pleased. He wants us to do more to stop the murder.

Mike Zeller

God wants you to stop using his name in vain.

Carlos Ponce

I'm not using God's name in vain. Are you?

Stuart Crouch

Wowza! Someone kicked the ant bed full of crazies with this one. Yep, that God guy must be some kinda P.O.'ed at the good ol' USA these days. Some things never change, and the "flock" continues to be comprised of "sheep", even in Galveston County. Please continue to self-identify and live up to your biblical labelling. [innocent]

James Woodall

I recently had HVAC problems. I called the home warranty company and the call was assigned the call to a local company. The technician arrived looking completey unprofessional. To boot, no mask, no gloves, no booties. These safety items are not expensiveand should be considered par for the course in a current situation. To get to the end of the story my drain was clogged, he blew co2 in the pipe, it came out my bathroom sink all over the counter and wall. I called the comapny the next day to complain and spoke to the owners wife who told me the following. It is normal for the backwash to be blown back out a sink drain. MORE IMPORTANLY...she told me that the location of the husiness was not undre mandatory order to have technicians wear a face mask. She eventually got to the point, where she told Jesus was going to save her and her techs from being sick from COVID-19. She said that if she did get sick, that Jesus would save herfrom being really sick, and my reply "was if you die, thn Jesus is going to allow you into heaven". Her response was "yes". So I am truly glad she will be going to heaven, but can she, and her employees not kill me, my mom, or my sister or friends along the way? It is not to hard to be considerate of others. I think, Jesus would approve!

James Woodall

As usual, many grammatical errors. Sorry folks...read between the lines!

Kimberley Jones Yancy

Christians are not immune from sin. We are saved from Sin and the penalty of life in Hell. Wear the mask. Geez! Please don’t make us all look like idiots. We have an opportunity to reach the first unchurched generation in America for Christ. Please don’t miss this opportunity. Even Apistle Paul ate shellfish to win the hearts of the Gentiles. We are not going to Hell for wearing a mask. The fastest growing religion is America was Wiccan in 2015. I wonder why? Smh....

Carlos Ponce

"The fastest growing religion is America was Wiccan in 2015."

Wiccans' political philosophy is Democrat Party. No need to wonder why.

Carlos Ponce

By the way, wicca and wicked have the same origin.

wicked (adj.) c. 1200, extended form of earlier wick "bad, wicked, false" (12c.), which apparently is an adjectival use of Old English wicca "wizard"

https://www.etymonline.com/word/wicked

Ted Gillis

Soon after my wife and I were married an older couple from our parish church became friends with us. They invited us to sit with them at church and introduced us to the community. They encouraged me join the men’s club, the Knights of Columbus, become an usher, a youth group volunteer and to assist with the annual church bazaar. This couple had done all of this themselves for years and were committed to their church and community. Years later while I was working out of town, my wife told me she had missed seeing the couple at mass on Sundays. She asked around and was told that the wife was at home sick with cancer. My wife told me on one of my weekends at home that I should go call on them. As I walked in, there she was laying up in her bed, dieing and unrecognizable to me. I asked the husband what the heck happened and he said something about it being God’s way of testing her. I claimed B.S. at this point. What kind of god would do this to a person that had dedicated themselves and their whole lives to the church?

So you all can quote your bible verses and claim god is speaking to you, or that Jesus is looking out for you, but I know firsthand otherwise. He’s not.

Carlos Ponce

Looks like going to Catholic school had no effect on you. I'm sure they sought solace and reconciliation from the parish priest, not Ted.

Ted Gillis

Nope. No need to at that point. I’d had enough.

Carlos Ponce

Ted, you're in the Santa Fe area. A suggestion: talk with Deacon Alvin Lovelady of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church who lost his daughter to cancer. I've known him for years and his life Linda even longer. Good people.

Ted Gillis

Thank You Carlos.

I know Alvin.

Bailey Jones

I'm not a particularly religious person, but having just seen the President of the United States retweet a game show host accusing scientists and doctors of lying about COVID-19 in order to crash the economy, I'm now inclined to believe that Jesus may, in fact, be our only hope.

Ted Gillis

Donald Trump may soon be discrediting Jesus, once he hears that Jesus has better ratings than he does.

Carlos Ponce

Trump has higher ratings than Ted!

Ted Gillis

Ha! I could beat him by two points!

Carlos Ponce

Go for it!

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