Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu

The U.S. declared a public health emergency Sunday to deal with the emerging new swine flu. We wanted to share some information that the media is not informing you about.

What is swine flu?

“Like people, pigs can get influenza (flu), but swine flu viruses aren't the same as human flu viruses. Swine flu doesn't often infect people, and the rare human cases that have occurred in the past have mainly affected people who had direct contact with pigs. But the current swine flu outbreak is different. It's caused by a new swine flu virus that has spread from person to person -- and it's happening among people who haven't had any contact with pigs. 

What are swine flu symptoms?

Symptoms of swine flu are like regular flu symptoms and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu.”(I) As of this writing there have been 149 deaths and 1,995 people have been hospitalized with serious cases of pneumonia since the first case of swine flu was reported on April 13.

It’s Deadly History?

“The "Spanish" influenza pandemic of 1918–1919 infected one third of the world's population (or ≈500 million persons at that time) and caused ≈50 million deaths.”(II) The government estimates that a pandemic like the 1918 Spanish flu would sicken 90 million Americans, or about 30 percent of the population. Of those, nearly 10 million would have to be admitted to a hospital, and nearly 1.5 million would need intensive care. About 750,000 would need the help of mechanical ventilators to keep breathing! Did you know that There is a greater chance you will catch this flu then the chance of you winning the lottery!

The next question is…

Are you ready to die? Do you know where you will spend eternity if and when you die?  Lets see, have you ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God's name in vain? Jesus said, "Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart." Have you looked with lust? If you have done those things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. The Bible warns that if you are guilty you will end up in Hell. That's not God's will. So, In accordance with the Father’s good pleasure, the eternal Son, who is equal with the Father and the exact representation of His nature, willingly left the glory of heaven, was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of a virgin, and was born the God-Man - Jesus of Nazareth. As a man, He walked on this earth in perfect obedience to the Law of God. In the fullness of time, He was rejected by men and crucified. On the cross, He bore man’s sin, suffered God’s wrath, and died in man’s place. On the third day, He was raised from the dead. This resurrection is the divine declaration that the Father has accepted His Son’s death as a sacrifice for sin, that the penalty for man’s disobedience has been paid, the demands of justice satisfied, and the wrath of God appeased. Forty days after the resurrection, the Son of God ascended into the heavens, sat down at the right hand of the Father, and was given glory, honor, and dominion over all. There in the presence of God, He represents His people and makes requests to God on their behalf. All who acknowledge their sinful, helpless estate, and throw themselves upon Christ will be fully pardoned, declared righteous, and reconciled to God. This is the Gospel of God and of Jesus Christ His Son.

 

  • I WebMd
  • II Wikipedia
  • Yahoo News, Associated Press
  • Paul Washer

3 comments:

  1. ARRRRGH! You beat me to the punch, man, you beat me to the punch! No worries. I'll have to re-think it and deliver. I love how you tie in the Gospel to what's happening all around. Hmmm...sort of like GOD's trying to wake this slumbering world or something, huh?

    Yeah. Something like that.

    Seriously, this is a wake up call: repent and believe in JESUS CHRIST. There's hundreds of people who weren't ready to meet Him just through this flu.

    Preach on!

    --JMH

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  2. We still need an image for the front. I want to find a pig wearing one of those breathing masks or gas masks or something else with that "emergency in the air" sort of effect

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  3. Oh by the way you are welcome to use the text for whatever. You could edit it and make your own tracts.

    All for His glory!

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