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Should Christians pass around the posts about self proclaimed psychic Sylvia Browne “predicting” the coronavirus in 2020?
I have been seeing several Christians (many close friends whom I love) sharing this post. Can I ask you to reconsider?
First, the prediction is vague on purpose and doesn’t really match up to the coronavirus. It did not appear suddenly. It followed the normal timelines of a virus. It didn’t (at least yet) disappear suddenly. It’s not a severe pneumonia like illness. 80% of those who get it will have more mild symptoms and will recover (though it can lead to pneumonia in some).
That all said, even if the numbers I looked up were wrong, she’s still a psychic. She’s not a prophet. Many…. many… of her predictions are wrong. Even if she got this 100% right, as I have said in other places… even a blind dog finds a bone every once in awhile. God’s revelation does not have error so what’s is the source of these predictions?
But here’s the main reason we should not share this around. We (as Christians) need to be pushing out light, hope, and love through Jesus Christ during this time of panic. That doesn’t mean everything you post has to have a Bible verse on it but it shouldn’t go against the Bible either.
For example….
“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19: 31
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4: 1
Some random thoughts to consider.
Pastor Tom Hypes

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As we finish up a three week focus on partaking in our life’s mission of the Great Commission, we dive into one of the strongest tools we have to share hope with others… our stories.

We do believe in Jesus Christ simply because we were told to but because we have experienced Him as well. Testimony after testimony of how hope, power and peace through Christ have made a difference in our lives. Testimonies that serve as proof of how hope is real and can change your life as well!

For some of us, we are in the middle of building a testimony right now. We have come to places in our lives where we know we need Jesus to move but fear letting go or have other blocks in our way. Come be encouraged on what to do in those moments today to bring a testimony of change tomorrow!

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