I agree with Mike. There will be animals on the new earth. Perhaps not your particular deceased pet, but animals in general, absolutely. When God created everything, He declared it "very good", which is to say "perfect." When He restores the earth, to not have the exact same animals would be less than perfect. Since God can do no less than perfection, we must expect that the restored earth will be just like the original one. I personally am looking forward to seeing living dinosaurs, and laughing about how wrong scientists were in their artistic attempts to reconstruct them from nothing more than a single tooth! Lol
BSL4 gear is not very protective when used incorrectly. The caretakers in Texas were absolutely not trained in the proper use of the gear. There simply was not time. You can't learn that stuff in a half hour training session. And the hospital likely is not properly equipped to treat ebola patients. These makeshift "isolation units" are a joke. Where are the airtight seals? Where is the negative air pressure? Where are the decon chambers? You can't just clear everyone out of a room and call it an isolation unit. The U.S. healthcare system is woefully unprepared for this. Expect many many more deaths.
Actually, AIG DID ask for the money. The government didn't just give it to them out of the kindness of their hearts. AIG had to APPLY for it. It's right there on their own website: https://answersingenesis.org/ministry-news/ark-encounter/ark-encounter-headlines-again/
The state is correct. Since they are helping fund the park, they get to have their say in things. Would have been better to go it alone, forgoing the subsidy. I would have expected AIG to maintain their independence from the government, but perhaps this was part of the plan all along. After all, persecution worked for Chick Fil A and Hobby Lobby, didn't it?
While I can understand the first amendment complaint, since the officer was on duty, acting as an agent of the government, I fail to see how her fourth amendment protection against unlawful search and seizure was violated.
Disagree. This a horrible reason to be jailed. This church intentionally irritated their neighbors on a regular basis. All they had to do was turn the volume knob down a notch. This is no way to share the gospel....shouting at people while they are trying to sleep. It is reminiscent of Westboro tactics.
He aint seen nothing yet. Thus is just a drop in the bucket. The world is like a child just learning how to test its limits. As God continues to extend His mercy, they will store up more wrath at an even greater rate, and God will use it all to His glory!
I think this story is a bit overblown.....the feds giving millions of pieces of armament to local authorities? Maybe, if you count each individual bullet, most of which are used on training ranges. Sure they give them kevlar vests and M16s too, and why not? Those are available to the general public. Our law enforcement deserves to be at least a step ahead of the bad guys. Otherwise, what chance do they have? I live on a fairly small town, and we even have a surplus MRAP. It's only been deployed once, in a hostage situation, and without the loss of any "innocent" lives. I don't like the idea of bad guys running around with bulletproof vests and AK47s being chased by cops with 6 shooters and tshirts.
Jessica, if if makes you feel any better, I've never heard of you
But I think I understand what you mean. When people only see the mask you are paid to wear, they think that's who you really are, without considering that you are just a regular person, just like them.
Chris, I would be tempted to agree with you, but I think perhaps you underestimate the depth of depravity resulting from our sinful nature. But for the grace of God, we could very easily be those people.
I have to agree. There was no reason to risk bringing them back to the U.S. Anythung that could be done for them here could have just as easily been done over there without introducing the virus to a whole other continent and riskibg the lives of hundreds of millions of other people.