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A Little Swine Flu Irony

Today it was announced that Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has been successfully confirmed by the US Senate to the position of Secretary of Health and Human Services, ostensibly the top governmental official on health matters in the country. Media reports are positioning this appointment as so very important since the country may be in the midst of a flu pandemic (a plague if you will).

The Senate confirmed former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of Health and Human Services Tuesday on a 65-31 vote. Kathleen Sebelius starts her term with Health and Human Services in the middle of a public health outbreak.The timely vote will put Sebelius in office as the Obama administration is up against its first public health outbreak. cnn.comLike many other orthodox Christians, I find myself studying the Biblical scriptures in Luke Chapter 21 where the Lord Jesus Christ said that plagues will be one of the events that will occur on earth as a prelude to as He puts it “the end of the a…

The Punishment of Jesus to Make us Clean

I was speaking to a friend recently about the sacrifice made by our Lord Jesus Christ to redeem us back to God our Father. It was a heavy conversation where we were both focusing on the depth of our own individual sins in relation to the price that Jesus had to pay to wipe our stains away so that we can live permanently with a Holy and Perfect God.

I believe that the punishment that Jesus had to bear was that which was (or is) coming to each and everyone human being who has ever lived, for the sins that they each individually has or will commit. It’s hard to conceive rationally, or even put into words, but the level of punishment, the pain, the horror, the terror, the anguish etc. that my Lord Jesus Christ took is the exact equivalent of what I would have received if God were to have punished me for my life; then He took the same level of punishment for you; then He took the same level of punishment for your brother; then that for your sister; then that for your mother; then that for y…