Lord willing, Dr. Craig Spencer does not have Ebola. Lord willing, this will turn out to be nothing more than the latest and loudest warning proclaiming the suicidal insanity of our refusal to prevent likely Ebola-exposed people from freely and easily entering our country in stark dismissal of the most basic protocols normally deployed by any sane people when dealing with a threat like the plague of Ebola. Lord willing…
With hope and prayers offered on behalf of Dr. Spencer and all of those involved in the unfolding drama in New York City, and with deep appreciation for Dr. Spencer’s honorable and inspiring self-sacrificial work with Doctors Without Borders, we do need to take this moment – this opportunity – to seriously consider exactly how and why we are at this moment dealing with the possible emergence of Ebola in New York City.
First, we need to understand that, according to reports, Dr. Spencer returned from West Africa about ten days ago after not being required to wait out even the now-automatically-believed-and-regurgitated “21 day incubation period” (though there are now many reports from the most reputable of sources that the incubation time for Ebola may now be much longer than 21 days in some carriers/victims).
Second, we need to understand that Ebola is a level 4 viral bio-hazard that makes the terror of the bubonic plague and horror of the Marburg virus seem quite tame by comparison. Ebola is, in the terminology of virologists, a “slate cleaner”. It kills people very effectively and very painfully. And, contrary to popular mythology, you do not need to practically have someone with Ebola vomit into an open wound on your body in order to contract the virus.
Third, we have been systematically lied to and criminally neglected by those who have been entrusted with the responsibility for protecting our borders and people from plagues like Ebola.
So what makes a technologically and medically advanced, supposedly intelligent people do the things that we are doing now?
What brings about this level of systematic failure? What causes the empowerment of such wicked and wickedly incompetent leadership?
This is not a rhetorical question.
There is an answer.
And that answer is: The judgment of God has come upon us. (See: Romans 1)
Everything from the plague of Ebola to our handling of that plague is evidence of the wrath of God pouring out upon a proud, unrepentant people.
This reality should be driving us to prayer at least as much (much, much more, actually) than it drives us to rant about Obama, the Democrats, the CDC, or anyone other than ourselves.
Judgment begins with the Church.
This culture has been “given over” because we have failed to take the Gospel-fueled Great Commission seriously.
We must take a calm, sober look at all of this unfolding around us and repent – repent of our personal failure to take that Great Commission seriously.
Both judgment and restoration always have and always will begin with the Church.
As should be plain at this moment to anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear, America simply cannot endure much more of this Romans 1 insanity, wickedness, and stupidity.
If we truly understand this, we will repent and begin taking the Gospel and Great Commission of Christ the King seriously right here and now…while there is yet time…
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