From Your Pastor's Heart
(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.