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What the Coronavirus Has Exposed about Our Worldview

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March 20, 2020 8:00 pm

What the Coronavirus Has Exposed about Our Worldview

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March 20, 2020 8:00 pm

COVID-19, the coronavirus disease, continues to dominate not just the headlines but the way of life all over the world. Countries like Spain are not allowing citizens to leave their homes. Here in America, states have ordered closures of business along with other almost unprecedented restrictions.

As of March 20, there are 15,219 cases and 201 deaths in the U.S. (CDC). These numbers may not seem proportionate with the strong government actions being taken but many health professionals are predicting case numbers and deaths will rise in the coming weeks and months if people aren’t kept apart.

This weekend on The Christian Worldview, Soeren Kern, geopolitical analyst with the Gatestone Institute, will join us to discuss the cracks that this coronavirus has exposed worldwide. Everything from how ill-prepared we are for any disruption to how much we expect government to alleviate our problems. But there is some good news as well that we all can be thankful for...

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What the coronavirus has a close about our worldview during the day you run your program where the mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christian thing to hear the good news that all people can be reconciled to God in Jesus Christ. I'm David with the host our website is the Christian will welcome to the program for this week as we discussed with the coronavirus Cove bid 19, also known as has exposed about our worldview. Now this coronavirus continues to dominate not just the headlines but literally the way of life all over the world countries like Spain or not allowing citizens to leave their homes here in America.

States have ordered closures of business, along with almost unprecedented restrictions on other aspects of life like schools and businesses elsewhere now as of yesterday May 20 and it's risen from then there were over 15,000 cases of coronavirus in America in about 250 deaths so far as according to the CDC. Now these numbers may not seem proportionate with the strong government actions being taken.

But many health professionals are predicting case numbers and deaths will rise in the coming weeks and months. If people aren't kept apart from each other. So this weekend on the Christian worldview Soren Kern who is a geopolitical analyst with the gate stone Institute. He joins us today all the way over from Spain live to discuss the cracks that this coronavirus has exposed worldwide. Everything from how ill-prepared we are for any disruption to our way of life to how much we expect government to alleviate our problems, but there is some good news as well that we can all be thankful for.

Let's bring Soren out in Soren. Welcome to the Christian worldview all the way across the ocean. Spain will were thankful to have you on the program today tell us first off, Soren. What is life like right now in Europe in Spain and in Spain there is been over a thousand deaths, only behind Italy China in around it's definitely afflicted the country a lot yeah we've been a lot down here in Spain for 70 783. Shocking to see how life just comes to a standstill on no one is allowed to leave their homes except for emergency change to go to supermarket go to a doctor TO walk their dogs. You know that the lockdowns years being enforced very heavily in the very very large police presence and military presence, and people who are outside not have a justification for being outside are being issued citations. There been some cases where people have resisted arrest and the sanctions for something right. It's up to 12 years in prison. So the government is taking matters very seriously while Soren Kern with us today in the Christian really coming to us from Spain. He writes for the gate stone Institute. Their website is gate stone Just search for his name. There you can get his weekly as regular column.

How is it gotten so bad in Italy. They have had over 4000 deaths, the most of any country. Soren yeah the situation here in Europe is is essentially out of control on the Italians were very late at the board elected European countries and, I fear that even with ease lockdowns on lockdown for 12 days now and the number of deaths are exponentially increasing.

That's over 600 deaths in Italy. Just yesterday, the largest single daily death toll until the numbers also infected people in Italy is increasing throughout a very large rate over 45,000 people that are not 27,000 I think today and the numbers here in Spain also very alarming.

After we can lockdown the numbers jumped almost 3000 cases this and similar such a thing about itself out in Germany.

Germany has had a high number of cases, but a low number of deaths is only had about 67 deaths as of the last reporting I saw how was that the case is a bad hi cases below.

Deaths number of people jump today by almost 4000 and the number of deaths is rising as well so I think the taste of Germany.

It's very strange, but the number the demographic of people working infected is very young on the most of people quick in effect in Germany under the age of 60. That is not the case in Italy where most of the people are elderly people, and Michael Hubbell to this virus is important to be seen in the next week or so I think I Germany and Spain are just sort of behind him by a few days maybe a week or so, what's going on in Italy and working to see that playing itself out in all of the countries in Europe you're looking north and the next 10 or 15 days. Soren Kern with us today in the Christian Realty radio program is a geopolitical analyst and writer for the gate stone Institute, Soren, how did this virus arise. Did it come from a market in China. That's the common thinking of humans eating some sort of the animal like a bad or something or there have been there have been reports that we don't know how true they are about that. This was actually created in a virus lab in China or that a pretense even could be a biological weapon.

I know this is getting into the conspiracy spirit side of things, but what are you hearing as to how this virus arose now. It's very hard to tell.

You know that the closest Heidi and expelling Western journalists. The Wall Street Journal investigation of a week ago and outlawed on the Chinese government it's ordered the journals to be expelled from the country to take some time to find out the true origin of this it would not surprise me if it were a biological weapon that is good, loudly needed something to eat infected people in the city on an untrue air travel, modern transportation, which is a matter of time until it came to rest of Europe. So right now theory seems to be a transmission from an animal to human cannot and in a market in China I think is also very probable possibility that it's a biological weapon that sort of escape from the lab. Do you think it's possible that a biological weapon would be much more deadly than this. Another words, this is in killing everyone when they created biological weapon that would be much more fatal surely not under speculative but what I think is ocular experiment in which some, but… I was allowed to test just as efficient and it might not be the most dangerous possible weapon. Obviously, that they could come up with, but I think those just experiments going on lab that could well have gotten out of control, that's just in the round of theory right now. Speculation point in the future. Single, polite, clear focus right now.

Europe and United States is prevention and suppression vesting. How long are you hearing this move over to America now since you are an American. How long are you hearing this will last in America where society has basically come to pretty much a standstill here as well yeah you can look to Europe concerts. He would become a more initial lockdown here was for two weeks, but the government already extended very clear that continuing to grow and that will be on the lockdown clerk.

I'm sure well over a month. The real problem is that if you and the lockdown.

To normal life, that there will be a second section. So really and so there vaccine or some kind of a medical solution to this Psalm, you know Americans and Europeans are still Westerners are really going to have to be prepared for a dramatic change in our lifestyles and our personal freedoms. Soren Kern with us today in the Christian worldview, a geopolitical analyst for the gate stone Institute come into his life from Spain. You may remember, soreness. One of our past conference speakers for the Christian worldview. Soren, what is this going to do to the world. And let's say, specifically America economically. In other words, is the fix to this the shutdown of society worse than the actual Fluor. The ramifications worse than the sickness essentially is not political leaders are making important human life or the economic repercussions of this now you can use the side of the woods and let some estimates say 20,000 people died in the UK and not shutdown what terra-cotta came under huge amount of criticism in recent days, the British government has changed their L in the looking at how much we want, rigorous efforts to separate populations, separate people, not spread talking about economic repercussions of thinking are huge Kentucky market is very clear that country that Italy is going to suffer to the point where it might be leaving the euro currency. We talked about this before that Italy not in 2008 financial crisis. There was a lot of talk about it on the other weaker economically with the country greeting the single country and applicable single currency euro at risk only talking about scenarios that we really don't know yet how this is going to come out. It really is a great deal on how fast, no vaccine can be developed for this thing and how fast is this can be found. Continuing her or 18 months where some scenarios in the government on Corporation great.

I will caulking the massive mask of people in Christ clear soundbite Soren from Victor Davis Hanson another geopolitical analyst peers often Fox News talking about how this how this is this virus is impacting Russia and China in a ran, here's Victor Davis Hanson will remember the sort of they were losing news and for Martha Russell was suffering terribly from collapsing oil prices. Once they blamed on US fracking in China was looking at the recalibration of the trade agreements with the proper ministration and they were terrified of. No need to mention around thereunder.

Total sanctions and they're all out of position on the started they saw an opportunity very differently than we do.

We lost today, more than about 250 Americans tragically out of 20,000 cases. We think that's humanitarian disaster. They look at a very different way to look at the GDP spent lost liquidity that's been wiped off the stalks and they come up with a figure around 10 trillion then they say you know what those crazy Americans $40 million a person wiped out in their economy. And this is great. So what we need to do is tell the world that there even more culpable than more incompetent and make them double gallon during the summer, commonly and get this pressure office. We have this taken a little break and say you know what a very sophisticated economy that has not only help issues as your prior guests so cogently argue but it has geostrategic implications this life and death as well. Geo strategic implications between the. The conflict between America as a superpower and other more bad acting states like China and Iran and Russia were to take our first break of the day.

Soren but I want you to think about this question on the nasty after the break. How is this virus going to reorder geopolitical power in the world. The first break.

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The website is gate stone search for his name Kern K ER in and you can get his regular column that he writes for them were talking about the coronavirus today and Soren is coming to us live from Spain. Soren, you heard before the break there. That soundbite from Victor Davis Hanson talking about how Russia and Iran in China, rubbing her hands over this, seeing the economic downturn of America, and what this might do to geopolitical power in the world.

You see this coronavirus as being a a means of reordering geopolitical power in the world. Sure it really depends a lot on how fast the United States can recover from this, this is a prolonged crisis that really quotes tremendous strain on the economy after global actors who don't share our values are going to take it manage of this now, in the case of China. We seen that they are beginning to achieve United States of being the originator of this virus will be seen here in Europe is the Chinese government spending plain modes of medical equipment to European countries on smoking also arrived in Spain, Slovenia and Belgium and France I'm in Italy, essentially because the European Union, other European countries have not been helpful and solid. I'm showing as much solidarity that they probably showed the Chinese are really meant taking advantage of this, but I think they're trying to do is just rewrite history to the point where County toiled somehow when this is all over. Praise China for its actions instead of blaming China for being the originator of this, I think also the other key issue that it continues to work on its nuclear program. I introduce building centrifuges to enrich more uranium and despite the large number of deaths in Iran. Because of this virus. The government is continuing with its nuclear program.

So the real problem is that as president talk. United States is distracted from all these other international problems that these countries are going to take advantage of that and they already are and will till it's really imperative to my mind, you know that United States can get back up and running as quickly as possible and of course it all depends on vaccine thinking about your ran that they they want to get a nuclear bomb because the would be in the same class as North Korea than any of much greater negotiating leverage when you when you have and can use nuclear weapons will keep her eyes on that yet. There have been and shine as you imagine you just mentioned that they're trying to propagandize the world and blame America for this event. US military for this virus. There have been disappearances over there of doctors who reported this early. They delayed in and in reporting it to the world that really caused terrible downstream effect worldwide if they had jumped on this right away.

People are disappearing, a prominent critic of teaching paying the president of China has disappeared. He was a very successful real estate mogul over there. He's gone at the level of thuggery by the Chinese Communists I just why should America and how can we extract ourselves from that relationship were so tied into them for cheap labor producing are good to get cheap goods over here but at what cost is this Soren taking place that were involved.

China sure I contacted crisis really does show the limits of globalization. You see that the knee-jerk reaction of all the European states and the European Union is nationalism is taking care of their people first and I think that for decades through four decades of the United States really move much of its manufacturing capacity to China and I hope your president content intimated that this is going to really be a change turning point in American industrial relations bring some of these companies back and being less reliant on China. I think also one thing to point out is that the Chinese government. I think it's very afraid of its own people sticking these draconian measures in recent weeks to silence people to silence any criticism of the Chinese Communist Party in its handling of this thing, because they're deathly afraid of this round of a rebellion so you know it's really early to see how this plays itself out, but it could be that now. This is also plans to feature some fundamental political change in China any case, when Pres. Trump was asked in a press conference earlier this week on what actions he would take about China. He said he didn't want to address that.

But I imagine that they must be thinking that there has to be some accountability on the part of the Chinese government for what it's tonsil now again everything really depends on how fast United States can back get back to normalcy thing here in Europe is that governments are very weak and very dependent on China.

Their great plate to come from China. I think Pres. Trump is really showing some great leadership in that respect. I really believe I know there be a big economic Things to get more expensive over here but we we just I don't believe we should be doing business with the communist dictatorship like that and to be at their mercy, even for medical supplies, and so forth. The medications which are produced in China with so much being produced in China now with such a such a wicked government over. They are not.

Not a good partnership to have Soren Kern with us today here on the Christian worldview talking about the coronavirus and its effects worldwide. He's a geopolitical analyst for the gate stone Institute gate stone now according to the CDC again. The Centers for Disease Control went to their website. I looked up just the regular flu and in this flu season.

What have been the statistics and data with the regular flu, not the coronavirus. The regular flu. The CDC in quoting here the CDC estimates that so far this flu season of this is new for a whole year.

This just the flu season. I'm assuming it starts I didn't look what started. I think it starts in October. Some like that.

There have been at least 38 million. This is an America 38 million flu illnesses 398,000 hospitalizations and 23,000 deaths from the flu.

Compare that to what is taking place so far with the coronavirus. I think we've had what you have 250 deaths versus 23,000 deaths from the regular flu just this flu season.

The question Soren is is there something nefarious going on about this very strong government response to the coronavirus as serious as it is you describe how serious it is. Yes, we we get that something to do with your testing control of government.

The ability could to control people a push towards socialism.

In other words mean compared to the regular flu. The data at the statistics are just far lower for the coronavirus so is there something nefarious going on by governments well I don't think so. I think that this is very serious problem is more serious and flu. I think Dr. full force of this virus has not yet impacted Europe or the United States. It will in the next month or two and will see very very high levels of death. I just will calculating the death rate as of today in Italy at 8% on a shockingly high number and so I think they're looking at the clock in terms of Bible prophecy, the longer term view. I think that bad actors like China or Russia or Iran. King observed from what's happening how easy it is to shut down Western economies.

Shocking how the whole country of Spain, 40 million people, 46 million people to shut down within the course of like 48 hours and I think that anybody who wants to develop a pathogen in the future.

I'm just have to look from its example for looking really had a situation where you know that doctors are learning from this. I think another aspect of this age that populations of people's publics are becoming accustomed to custom but there seem like what life is like locked inside it seems like some kind of a be like some kind of the preparation of the mentality of now what happens in a case like this cannot just thinking in terms of black Bible prophecy one. Look at the tribulation and all of these measures that the Bible describes it will take place in the end time.

You can really see each other disorder. To my mind is laying the framework the groundwork for that. Okay Wyman asked you that question. Next after this next break about whether you see prophetic end times biblical per prophecy and times significance to all this, but this hang on a second let us get past this next break I just a few more questions for you. After that, our guest today is Soren Kern he's a geopolitical analyst with the gate stone Institute. The website is gate stone highly recommended that you get his regular columnist go to gate stone search for Soren Kern's spell KER and I were talking today about what the coronavirus has exposed about our worldview were to get into that as well. Not only government responses. We talked about so far, but how are individuals responding to this. What has the response shown in what is that exposing about the worldview of our culture will also talk about God's purposes in this any good news that may result from this worldwide pandemic. This is David Wheatley lifting the Christian worldview.

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We just can't know that. But is there anything that stands out about that the virus a response to that you think has some end times significance. What I said on the other side of the break that I think that this crisis is really conditioning people to live under an authoritarian system on a country like Spain is essentially turn into a police state within a very short period of time. So I think that you know the Bible talks about the complete and total control that the antichrist will have on the low population during the end times and really see that the technology is already in place is really unprecedented, emergency, and in our generation so I think long-term.

Also now if there is a currency collapse on the United States on his English for a long long time. I will really see up to political reordering of the world in which the United States is no longer the superpower of the American ability to protect its military influence across the world is really based on its economic strength that economic strength is gone. There's just no money to you know to continue with its military presence globally, and other actors like China. We talked about. Even Iran.

Iran wants to be the hegemon in the Middle East.

I will take it manage of this. So I think we can also see one. How fragile our life, our societies really are. This whole thing really can come collapsing in a very very short period of time. Any thoughts on God's purposes in all this. Any any good news that you think can result. Let's say in America from going through this particular pandemic crisis. July think that the largest using lists to get our attention on the Lord is sovereign over everything. He could very easily make this goal, I decided not to.

And so I think really this is an opportunity to get back to the basics opportunity for Christians to examine their spiritual life and relationship with the Lord, I think it's an opportunity to move away from an outcome of the materialism that so rapidly in Western society to look more towards the end goal is to be with the Lord talking to a lot of opportunities here for believers to share their faith. Visit St. Kitts Western Europe and United States people do not know the Lord. I want to be desperate to be desperately looking for answers. We already see documents painless, unbelieving friends calling us and sending out an urgent text with questions and people are looking for answers. So this is an opportunity I think for the church to proclaim the gospel to an unbelieving world now unfortunately it's are all of our human nature to not seek God when things are going well and predictable one when things are not going well in this crisis. All of a sudden we realize how weak we are. So thank you for concluding with that encouragement Soren. We appreciate your perspective today and I coming to us all the way life from Spain in that we just wish all of God's best in health to you and your family and keep up the great work you're doing routing thank you Soren Soren Kern everyone again website is gate stone search for his name and you'll be able to read his regular columns about the year geopolitical situations going on in the world like open the phone lines today to get some listener perspective to anything that Cora Soren had to talk about with regard to this virus. We talked about a lot of different things. There is the reaction that the lockdowns is it is it going to be worse than the actual sickness toll from this.

In other words, is the downturn economically to reorder the geopolitical alignment in the world is going to hurt America so much of basically if America goes down the whole world is reordered in a very very bad way.

We are the last thing our economic power and our military powers.

The last thing standing between.

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You can always email us or our studio number, email addresses we do read all of those sometimes you don't get to answer all of them but we do read them all now. In the meantime, Ms. Bobby maybe getting some of your calls above on the call screening board. What has the coronavirus exposed about the worldview of our our culture of individuals you talk about governments and things like that in the crackdowns. But what about people's response to this link there set several things. Ivan's been watching the news in your read online and people's reactions to this whole thing and I think it's really exposed certain flaws in our worldview and in the not the first one is that how unprepared people are for any disruption of their life. Another with we have this idea. This worldview that things are always going to continue as they always have been. It's easy to fall into that.

But these things happen. Now they may not happen in our lifetime. This is unprecedented for my lifetime of 50 years old, maybe for the older generation remembers World War II the Holocaust or something like that when things were drastically reordered bed. I do remember a time in my life were basically most of the world. The least significant first world countries are on lockdown and a business is stopped and I were just sitting around waiting for you know the next dictate from government at this point. So how unprepared we are for disruption you beyond just basic food and supplies and we don't have no any kind of backup in case the grocery store down the street runs out of stocks on their shelves, but that people and businesses have very little saved for emergency use. He reports on television and so forth that the people are saying your business to go to go bankrupt in a week or two and or individual say that you can't make payments on things and this is only after a week or two of shutdowns mean that that is just way too highly leveraged and presumptuous upon the future to be running on that little margin in case there's any disruption, no business, no person shall go bankrupt after two weeks of disruption that that's just poor planning. I mean, maybe there's a some extreme cases, but all of us should be working toward in our our finances, whatever they may be that we have 3 to 6 months of reserve in case something unexpected happens, we lose her job. There's a death there's a sickness.

Whatever we should be working toward that instead of presuming that no I got this income coming in a compartment count on it next week and the next reconnected. We can't that's what this this virus that has taught me at least, is that how we need to be prepared, not hoarding not live in a bunker for six years.

It's not going to work. By the way if everything goes south in the world but you're having some reserve and some preparation so that a disruption like this, however long it may last week in holdouts and in be fairly stable and move on with our lives and be able to take care of our families for at least three months, six months or maybe more. Number two things that I think this is exposed about our worldview of our society is that how people expect in look to government to save them. No, there is a reason that God designed the family to be the primary umbrella of protection for people and not the government. So as the nuclear family as dad and mom raising children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord is that is being pushed to the sides disappearing becoming less common. Being redesigned to different kinds of quote family arrangements. The safety net is no longer dad, mom, income coming in and taking care of the kids. The safeness government that's two people look to and then people think King Tromp should just wave a wand and make this go away or that government should have you a million veteran ventilators and store somewhere behind the White House know what is the government going to do for me or what is my business going to do to me now that I have to work, work at home. What am I gonna do with my kids. What are you, the business can I do with my kids, who are now home that I can't send a daycare or school that there is this immediate change in people's perspective that takes place that when things are disrupted and that there is not enough. Apparently of a a family intact unit and umbrella of protection there that there immediately going outside and saying what is government and what is my corporate job going to be able to do first for me now in in in in the line here going on is the government apparently is now going to issue a 1 trillion. No wonder people of the government would be doing a $1 trillion stimulus package and where we getting that money we printing it. What is that due to inflation.

What is that due to our economy ready $24 trillion in debt, they're going to be issuing the government's going to be issuing $1200 checks to every person.

The country are everyone gets one bed. Not sure how that's gonna work out but there can be writing checks to people and that's where our mentality has has gone today, people expect and look to the government to save them. But what is the impact of that. What is the effect of that. I think it's a sad reality that has come from this particular situation with the coronavirus. There are more. There are many more things. I think this is exposed at about five or six more that will get to after this final break of the day here on the Christian Roby were talking about the coronavirus was exposed about her worldview. Soren Kern is been our guest early in the program. If you miss that you highly encourage you to go back and secure it can get a better website later today. The programs usually more coming up after this there is an abundance of resources available in Christian bookstores and online sad reality is that many of them even some of the most popular do not lead to a sound and strong faith. The aim of the Christian world is to identify and offer resources that are biblically faithful and deep in your walk with God in our online store. We have a wide range of resources for all ages, adult and children's books and DVDs, Bibles and devotionals, unique gifts and more so browse our and find enriching resources for yourself, family, friends, small group or church. You can also order by calling our office toll-free at 1888 646-2233. That's one AAA Explorer 622 33 or visit the Christian world.or is a pain to know that there are people who do not know Jesus is a greater pain to know that oftentimes Jesus and Christianity is being distorted is called Congress thought. I don't think God said same story.this separates Christianity from every other religion in the world. The American gospel films. Contrast the false teaching so prevalent today to true biblical Christianity for a limited time we are offering both films for donation of $30 or more to the Christian world you regular retailers 1799 each to order go to the Christian world or call one AAA eight 646-2233 right to Box 401 Excelsior, MN 55331 final thing of the day here in the Christian worldview radio program on David Weidner website fell Christian real were talking about what the coronavirus has exposed about our worldview.

We got to the first two things before the break, how people are unprepared for any kind disruption.

You know, a week off the job or to he got the job and they're already known. You know, claiming that there's going to bankruptcy that may be the case but if you we get past this. Try to have it so it's not that way prepare for disruption prepare for to have some reverb is a reserve for 3 to 6 months for your family in case something happens like this again.

People look another thing exposed people expect and look to government to save them. We talked about that.

The third thing is you see reports on the news and will cut a joke and wink about it but it seems to me there's there's truth to that. How Americans don't know how to stay home and be with family anymore.

I meet you here that the news reports and what were their kids and your kids are home but on school ground daycare.

There their sports activities are taken overlooking a doer going crazy and really miss your kids. After all, your family, after all. I mean, there's lots of things you can do at home right now we should be actually very thankful this is not much worse than worse.

There is not real food shortages.

Yet yet there there is still communication with Internet we don't have looting. There hasn't been a huge drop in public safety. So far, but as we can go outside so about just reading the Bible with your family once or twice a day do have a Bible study with her family have a going for a walk about watching something redemptive on television, not no not Netflix movies all day, but we have all kinds of resources with the Christian really liked Theo where that 15 episode series for kids is excellent.

We were watching the torchlight are series on biographies of great Christians like John Bunyan in Martin Luther and others. These are really good things to be able to do that sometimes.

You know what we don't get the chance to do when life is running along at 100 miles an hour.

I do school at home, mow a lot of schools are now offering optional e-learning are homeschooling resources and so forth as lots of things you can do at home. We should not be responding like a little you do with our kids. This is we got to stop this the third. The fourth thing that we've seen with this exposing about her worldview is how short our supply, our supply chain is you all the abundance we see in around us in America's really kind of a mirage.

The cascading effect of increased demand almost on there's a huge demand for tele-paper will first of the lecture he had not sure this is a huge demand for that over food and water are medicines, but still it shows you when there's an increased demand that people can't get so this is great abundance.

We think we have of demand goes up all of a sudden all of a sudden we see that you know it's not there so don't consider the abundance we have a something permanent.

The 1234 fifth thing that I think this is exposed about our worldview is how interconnected our world is and how dependent on China we are. We talked about this with with Soren and if America goes down financially through this week and thank our past leaders who God is still in corporate people as well who God is so integrated with China and the demand for lower and lower prices here.

I was think it's kind of odd kind of ironic that although woke evangelicals who hate Donald Trump and who are so for social justice. Everything have no problem with the Social Injustices Taking Pl. in China and her integration with them in their repression of people over and shine as they produce our products for cheap. I don't hear them saying anything about that think it's very ironic that the silence is deafening in that particular thing we need to get out of China if at all possible. Number six. Thing is, this is exposed about her worldview is how tenuous life is that this should be abundantly apparent to anyone right now how tenuous our life is how how delicate it is how much it can change me. Soren's been talking about that there their whole countries basically locked down one from a regular bustling economy… That arts are stock market has lost the entire amount of value since Pres. Trump took office he took office.

I think it was around 19,000 or 20,000. It had been up to 30,000 within about a month or so here is now down back below what he it wasn't.

He took office.

That's 1/3 of the value of the stock market has dropped as a result of this coronavirus thinker think our situation is tenuous. We are not in control despite how prepared we think we are, even if we prep and do all these things were still not in control. God moves his finger in. We are shaken, you were basically sitting around all waiting for a small group of political leaders to tell us what we can do and what we can't do this should make anyone who doesn't.

It isn't in a right relationship with God through his son run to him and say you are in control. I'm not what I have to do to be right with you. You have to do anything you need to receive something you need to repent of your sent and received by faith in the message of the gospel, which is that Christ came and paid the penalty for your sin and the cross that you put your faith in his work, and not your own. God promises to forgive your sin to make you right with him and give you eternal life in heaven. That's what this tenuous situation should be driving you to if you do not know the Lord. I in a saving way.

The last thing I'll say is how much we do have to be thankful for in the midst of all this, like a said life could be much worse. This this situation, people are getting sick and people are dying, yes that's terrible at the terrible tragedy. We should be praying for those people and try to help people where we can, of course, doing whatever we can to stop the human suffering here but relatively speaking, very few people have died in this country compared to overall population. Some like 250 right now compared to 327 million people. I mean I have to believe that all this separation has that is actually going to help not have this virus spread even more. Even though it obviously is very difficult economically in many other ways in the last thing we can be thankful for is how patient God is with us like us that he moved his finger and we are shaken if he moved his fate finger a little more. We are shaken even more, God is patient is in the days of Noah.

He saw the great wickedness on the earth, and he said I am not going to strive with man forever on the blot them out from the face of the earth, and then destroy all mankind. You know what he waited 120 years to do it. PC is giving people more time to repent he was going to make an ark or used to have a Noah make an arcing on that arc there is going to be one door to be able to get into the ark, and be safe from the coming judgment.

The coming flood judgment and he was offering.

Although through Noah of the preacher of righteousness. He was preaching to people thing a flood is coming judgment is coming you can cut enter through this one door of the ark Jesus is that one door.

He said I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me. He is the one door to eternal life. God is being patient with us.

Despite this pandemic that's taking place got his patients the same come through the door of my son, repent and believe in him as your Savior and Lord. I hope you would do that today. If you've never done that in your life because then there's a road of sanctification and eventually glorification the end time we can trust God the midst of this, that he is perfectly things right in control.

According to his time. Trust him not anything of your own human reasoning. We do live in a changing and challenging world never more true than it is right now, but there is something that's never more true than right now as well to Jesus Christ and his word. They are the same yesterday today and forever until next weekend. Think biblically live accordingly and pray. We hope today's broadcast turned your heart toward God's word and his son to order a CD copy of today's program or sign up for our free weekly email or to find out how you can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ go to our website the Christian world dawdle. Call us toll-free at one Tripoli 646-2233. The Christian worldview is a weekly one-hour radio program that is furnished by the overcoming foundation and is supported by listeners and sponsors request one of our current resources with your donation of any amount go to the Christian world dawdle or call us toll-free at one Tripoli 646-2230 3.2 is set Box 01, Excelsior, MN 55331 that's Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331. Thanks for listening to the Christian will you until next time think biblically live according

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