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From Your Pastor's Heart
September 20 

 

(Continued from last week…) I missed one important reason why John MacArthur said there is no pandemic, and I heard him explain it this week.  He made that statement based on the CDC’s own definition.  According to the CDC a pandemic is a situation in which one to three per cent of the people of the world die.  Again, if 1% of the world’s population died, that would be 77 million people.

I know that may seem like “splitting hairs” by those who would say any death is one too many.  But I wanted to clarify that MacArthur is technically correct in saying there is no pandemic.  The number of deaths has not been anywhere close to qualifying as a pandemic by the CDC’s definition.

I want you to know that the issue of COVID-19 is not my only concern.  This will be the last time I write about it for a while.  In fact, I encourage all men to join us on Saturday mornings as we talk about a number of different issues, and how we can think critically about them.  We live in unique times and we need to think biblically in times such as these.

Pastor Kirk