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Possible evacuation of Americans infected with Ebola triggers fears in U.S.

Shayn Roby’s Take: The selfless heroism of Dr. Kent Brantley and Nurse Nancy Writebol is to be commended. Perhaps there should be cause for concern as they are being transported back to the United States though. Obviously, they weren’t able to take the necessary precautions to keep from contracting the likely deadly if contracted virus. That alone is cause for concern.


ATLANTA (CNN) –  When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, social media in the United States lit up with fearful reactions.

Many posts called for keeping the infected patients out of the country.

The medical charter flight that departed Cartersville on Thursday could bring Nancy Writebol or Dr. Kent Brantley back to a treatment facility around the corner from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Their conditions are worsening, says faith-based charity Samaritan’s Purse, which the two work with.

Their best chance to survive is to get back to the United States, says virologist Dr. Charles Chiu from the University of California San Francisco.

If the plane returns with them lying in the microbial containment system erected in its bay, it will be the first known time that someone infected with Ebola has…

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Texas Doctor with Ebola Turns Down Serum So Fellow Worker Could Have It

The Star-Telegram in Fort Worth, Texas reported that Doctor Kent Brantly contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa but turned down an experimental serum and asked that it instead by given to another sick mission worker, a post Thursday on the Samaritan’s Purse website says. Reverend Franklin Graham, the President of Samaritan’s Purse said, “However, Dr. Brantly received a unit of blood from a 14-year-old boy who had survived Ebola because of Dr. Brantly’s care. The young boy and his family wanted to be able to help the doctor that saved his life.”

(H/T: Jason Howerton via Twitter)

Franklin Graham: “Why Hasn’t Obama Administration Done More to Help Free Pastor Saeed?”

Evangelist Franklin Graham is wondering why President Barack Obama has been silent on an issue that has generated such intense outrage throughout the world — Iran’s continued human rights violations against Saeed Abedini, a U.S. Christian pastor.  Pastor Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, told Fox News that the torture and imprisonment of Abedini by the Iranian government amounts to a blatant case of “religious intolerance.”

Pastor Frankilin Graham urges Americans to pray for imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini who is being held captive at Evin Prison in Iran.

“Pray for American Pastor.” Franklin Graham Statement on Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is imprisoned in Iran.

Image credit:  BillyGraham.org

You Tube Video produced by SaveSaeed.org

(H/T:  BizPacReview.com, and Todd Starnes/Fox News)

Franklin Graham: No One Is Entitled to Rearrange God’s Divine Order.

Shayn Roby’s Take:  As Christians, we are tasked with loving the sinner. Part of loving the sinner is pointing out that they are indeed sinning against God. Failure to make them aware that their actions run contrary to God’s Holy Word means that person is left to deal with the consequences of his or her sin. Judgement of the individual has not taken place, only the act has been condemned. Jesus died for our sins, but forgiveness for those sins must still be asked for in sincere repentance. Repentance is necessary in order for forgiveness to take place, just as eating food is necessary for sustenance. Leaving food on the table without bothering to take a fork or spoon in hand and putting the food in the mouth will not result in nourishment to the body taking place. Failure to ask for forgiveness and stop committing the sin, is failure to accept the wonderful gift that Jesus offered. Continuing to live in a homosexual lifestyle is doing just that, no matter what the Supreme Court says about the legality of their marriage and their eligibility for federal benefits.  Continued defiance of God and insistence on continuing a sinful lifestyle makes one eligible for eternity in Hell.  That is one consequence over which the Supreme Court of the United States gets absolutely no say.

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While I sharply disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision on these two marriage cases, when it comes to issues involving God‘s laws, it doesn’t ultimately matter what I or anyone else thinks about a court’s ruling. It was God who created and defined marriage, and any person or institution that attempts to redefine it is ultimately challenging Him.

We who call ourselves followers of Christ must strive to love others with the same love He has shown us—even when we have fundamentally different beliefs about such matters as the definition of marriage. I believe that all people are entitled to respect and are within the reach of God’s love, but I do not believe any of us is entitled to rearrange God’s divine order for the universe and its inhabitants—all of which He created and sent His Son to die for.



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