Christianity & Covid:- 2021- Autumn

Background

Family, I will love to tell you otherwise.

Yet, the spirit of a Holy God presses in and says tell my people, those called by my name, to watch over themselves foremost.

And, extend that same care to those they watch over.

 

Outline

Here are the ‘saints’ added to the list of those that have transitioned due to Covid related illnesses.

  1. Marcus Lamb
    • Founder of DayStar Television Network, a Christian TV Station
    • Transitioned on:- 2021-November-30th
  2. Dick Farrell
    • Transitioned on:- 2021-August-4th
  3. Phil Valentine
    • Transitioned on:- 2021-August-21st
  4. Marc Bernier
    • Transitioned on:- 2021-August-28th

Stories

Story – Marcus Lamb

MSNBC

By Tim Fitzsimons

Marcus Lamb, co-founder and CEO of the conservative Christian Daystar Television Network who vocally opposed Covid vaccines, has died at age 64, weeks after contracting Covid-19, according to the network.

“It’s with a heavy heart we announce that Marcus Lamb, president and founder of Daystar Television Network, went home to be with the Lord this morning,” said a tweet Tuesday from the network. “The family asks that their privacy be respected as they grieve this difficult loss. Please continue to lift them up in prayer.”

The Christian broadcaster’s son, Jonathan Lamb, filled in for his father on a Nov. 23 Daystar broadcast and beseeched listeners to pray for his father’s recovery from Covid.

Speaking to viewers from Lamb’s hospital bedside via telephone, Marcus Lamb’s wife, Joni Lamb, said, “With this thing, it’s kind of like riding a roller coaster.”

It’s like, you’ll just be up and everything’s great, and then you have a little lull, and then you come down low and then you come back up, but from everybody that I talk to — I think that’s the pattern,” she said.

We can really feel the prayers of the people,” Joni Lamb said, thanking viewers for their prayers.

Pray specifically for his lungs to clear the Covid pneumonia and pray for his oxygen level to continue to be strong and to go up so that we can wean him off of oxygen and bring him home,” she said.

Jonathan Lamb described his father’s Covid infection as “a spiritual attack from the enemy” to “take down” Marcus Lamb.

The network has dedicated hours of broadcasts to anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine individuals and groups.

In July 2020, the Lamb family devoted an hour of their broadcast to “censorship” around the Covid pandemic, featuring misinformation group “America’s Frontline Doctors.”

In May 2021, Daystar broadcast an hour-long program with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose famous family denounced his anti-vaccine views in May 2019 and who was recently banned by Instagram for posting Covid-19 vaccine misinformation.

Vaccines remain the safest and most effective way to prevent the worst outcomes of Covid-19, with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study finding in September that they were still largely able to stop hospitalization in people infected with the highly contagious delta variant, and a British study finding that the vaccinated are less likely to spread the virus if they do become infected.

In light of the emergence of omicron, a new variant of concern that is spreading rapidly in southern Africa, the CDC on Tuesday strengthened its advice on Covid-19 booster shots, saying all eligible adults should get one. Adults ages 18 and older become eligible six months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series, or two months after getting the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In recent months, a number of prominent anti-vaccine Christian broadcasters have died from Covid-19. Conservative radio hosts Dick Farrell, Phil Valentine, and Marc Bernier, who were unvaccinated, all died after contracting Covid.

Videos

Videos – Marcus Lamb

  1. In Memory of Marcus Lamb, President and Founder of Daystar Television Network.
    • Profile
      • Join me in praying for Joni Lamb, her family and the entire Daystar family as we mourn the incredible loss of Marcus Lamb.
    • Videos
      • In Memory of Marcus Lamb, President and Founder of Daystar Television Network
        Channel:- Jimmy Evans
        Date Published:- 2021-November-30th
        Date Added:- 2021-November-30th
        Link

Scripture

  1. 2nd Peter
    • 2nd Peter 1:9-10 – Partakers of the Divine Nature ( Link )
      • …For if you possess these qualities and continue to grow in them, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
      • But whoever lacks these traits is nearsighted to the point of blindness, having forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.
      • Therefore, brothers, strive to make your calling and election sure. For if you practice these things you will never stumble,…
    • 2nd Peter 1:5 – Partakers of the Divine Nature ( Link )
      • …Through these He has given us His precious and magnificent promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, now that you have escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
      • For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;…

Beloved

To those mourning, waiting, hoping, and listening to hear and receive a word from their God and Savior:-

Absent in Body, Present in Spirit – Colossians 2:2-4 ( Link )

…that they may be encouraged in heart, knit together in love and filled with the full riches of complete understanding, so that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this so that no one will deceive you by smooth rhetoric.…

References

  1. Marcus Lamb
  2. Dick Farrel
  3. Phil Valentine
  4. Marc Bernier
    • The Daytona Beach News-Journal
      • After a 3-week COVID-19 battle, Daytona Beach talk radio host Marc Bernier dies
        Link
    • USA Today
      • Conservative talk radio host who opposed vaccinations dies after 3-week COVID-19 battle
        Link

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