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One year ago, we struggled with the question how to best deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The choice was between adopting Dr. Anthony Fauci's 'flattening the curve' strategy or following Dr. Knut Wittkowski's medical advice and recommendation to 'Get the old and frail people out of the way, get the kids in school, run your businesses and carry on with life as usual and in 4-6 weeks the virus will have run its course and been eliminated by the only the thing that kills such viruses: herd immunity.'
An internal warning light flashed 'the Gibeonite deception,' an issue that we discussed in our opinion piece of Friday, March 20, 2020.
Editor's Note: In view of the recent scandals involving high-profile ministries, Charisma News shares this two-part series by bestselling author Eric Wilson about his own experiences as the son of a pastor who fell into sexual sin. We present this for your prayerful consideration. Watch for part 2, coming soon to Charisma News.
The coming announcement would change our lives forever.
On that somber Sunday morning, my brother, sister and I didn't park in a marked space near the church entryway, and we didn't sit in reserved seats up front. No, our dad and mom discouraged such things. They believed servanthood was the key to true leadership. As a family, we had served on mission fields from Brazil to India, and for decades our parents had touched hearts and lives in spiritual and practical ways. In the mid-1980s, this pioneer church of theirs became one of the fasting growing in the Pacific Northwest, and we Wilson kids couldn't go anywhere without being recognized.
Despite our place in the spotlight, my siblings and I learned as teenagers to put others' needs before our own. We were no better than anyone else. As believers, all of us were ministers of the gospel, all of us sinners saved by grace.
In case you missed the explosion, no worry. You may still be hearing its echoes and reverberations for a long time.
This past week, reports within and outside Iran have confirmed a massive explosion deep underground at the Iranian Natanz nuclear facility. Iran claims that Natanz and other facilities like it are just for civilian, nuclear energy use, which they declare is their right. But successful foreign intelligence operations, as well as their own announcement that they will begin enriching uranium to 60%, leave no doubt that their intent is military—and malicious.
All this comes in context of a seeming ongoing exchange of attacks on the high seas, and Iran getting into deeper water than it planned. Some weeks ago, an Iranian ship delivering oil to a Syrian ship created an oil spill that devastated much of Israel's Mediterranean coast in an act that's been termed environmental terrorism.
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