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What have Christians taught during past plagues and pandemics?

Martin Luther writing to Johann Hass: Use medicine; take potions which can help you; fumigate house, yard, and street; shun persons and places wherever your neighbor does not need your ...
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What have Christians taught during past plagues and pandemics?

Cyprian wrote the following during the plague of 250 AD to remind his diocese that Christians are not to expect special protection from disease: It disturbs some believers that the power of this ...
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What have Christians taught during past plagues and pandemics?

The third cholera pandemic (1846–60) was the third major outbreak of cholera originating in India in the nineteenth century that reached far beyond its borders, which researchers at UCLA believe may ...
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What have Christians taught during past plagues and pandemics?

Christianity Has Been Handling Epidemics for 2000 Years The March 13 2020 Foreign Policy newspaper has this article Christianity Has Been Handling Epidemics for 2000 Years listing several examples ...
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What have Christians taught during past plagues and pandemics?

The arrival of the Black Death in England was preceded by rumours of plagues abroad getting closer and closer. In October 1348 it had already reached parts of England when the Bishop of Winchester ...
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What have Christians taught during past plagues and pandemics?

John Calvin wrote in 1542 about the duty he felt he had to minister to those in the plague hospital outside the city, should the minister who had volunteered before him, Peter Blanchet, not survive. ...
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In the history of the Catholic Church, has the Sunday obligation to go to Mass ever been dispensed of due to some serious communicable disease?

The bishops of Mexico suspended public worship in all of Mexico beginning July 31, 1926, during the Cristero war. Also, commenting on 1917 Code's Canon 1245 §2 (cf. 1983 can. 1245), canonist Dom ...
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What have Christians taught during past plagues and pandemics?

Joseph F Smith (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) in a Oct 1918 conference, shortly after the spanish flu, spoke to those grieving lost loved ones:1 29 And as I wondered, my eyes were ...
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Did God create the coronavirus?

The simple answer is YES. In Christianity, God is the author of life. God creates everything that has life. We need to also remember that coronavirus is just another virus. We might as well ask ...
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What did Catholics do to ease the time and maintain hope during historical pestilences such as the Black Plague?

Pope St. Gregory the Great started liturgical processions to combat the plague at Rome! At the end of the 6th century, a severe plague ravaged the city of Rome, even claiming the life of Pope ...
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Could "COVID-19" be the name of the beast? (Rev 13:18)

The use of letters that form a word or phrase to represent numbers depends upon the language and alphabet used. Saint John would have written Revelation in Greek (or possibly Hebrew), not Latin. Thus ...
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What did Catholics do to ease the time and maintain hope during historical pestilences such as the Black Plague?

During the Black Plague many Catholics added “pray for us now and at the hour of our death”. The “Hail Mary” prayer that Christians have been praying for centuries is composed of two main parts. ...
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Do Christian Scientists believe that COVID-19 really is a virus?

Facts: Germ theory, in medicine, is the theory that certain diseases are caused by the invasion of the body by microorganisms. The term "germs" refers to microscopic bacteria, viruses, ...
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How did the early 20th century Pentecostals interpret healing or its absence during the 1918 Influenza pandemic?

Because its movement was primarily charismatic rather than doctrinal, Early Pentecostalism does not seem to have had a defined policy regarding the providential significance of the epidemic and how ...
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What did Catholics do to ease the time and maintain hope during historical pestilences such as the Black Plague?

In 1633, the residents of Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany, vowed that if God spared them from the bubonic plague ravaging the region, they would produce a play thereafter for all time every 10 years ...
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Are there scriptures that deal with refraining from procreating for the benefit of mankind to eliminate hereditary disease?

Question: Are there scriptures that deal with the evolutionary theme of refraining from procreating for the benefit of mankind? Answer: No. Biblical Explanation: The Bible explains why it is that ...
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