12.29.2020

Status Of Quarantines In The Philippines

Status Of Quarantines In The Philippines



Passing this message along from the US Embassy:

Starting Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the Philippines will temporarily ban the entry of travelers from, or who have transited through, the United States. Passengers coming from the United States or who have transited through the United States who arrive before Sunday should be allowed to enter the Philippines, but will be required to complete a 14-day facility-based quarantine regardless of their RT-PCR test result.   

 

Health Alert for U.S. Citizens in the Philippines:  Updated Travel Information Related to the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Through January 15, 2021, the Philippine government has suspended all flights from the United Kingdom and will bar entry to travelers originating or transiting from the following locations:  the United Kingdom, South Africa, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Israel, Hong Kong, Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Singapore, Lebanon, Japan, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Australia, France, Iceland, and South Korea. 

 

Passengers already in transit, or who were in any of the locations listed above within 14 days of their arrival in the Philippines, and who arrive before December 30, 2020, will be allowed entry but are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine, regardless of a negative RT-PCR result. 

 

For more information, see the Manila International Airport Authority website

 

The Philippine government also announced that the following quarantine classifications will be in effect through January 31, 2021:

 

General Community Quarantine (GCQ): 

 

Luzon – National Capital Region (Metro Manila), provinces of Batangas, Isabela and Santiago City; 

Visayas – cities of Iloilo and Tacloban; and 

Mindanao – Iligan City, Lanao del Sur, Davao City, and Davao del Norte.   

 

All other areas are placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). 

 

As a reminder, the Philippine government mandated all persons to wear full-coverage face shields together with face masks while in public places. Local governments continue to implement additional requirements to slow the virus’ spread. For more information, please see our COVID-19 information page

12.03.2020

Christians Deceived By Promises Of "Your Rights"

Christians Deceived By Promises Of "Your Rights"

 


Mt 5:11  [Blessed are ye, when men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

2Ti 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Over the last few centuries there has been an agenda to lead masses of people by proclamations of human rights and freedom. These movements are always lies. I understand the appeal. My "rights" appeals to my flesh. 

But understand that you have no rights in this fallen world.

Genesis 3:16 ¶  Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire [shall be] to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. 17 ¶  And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed [is] the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life; 18  Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;19  In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.

This world and our life in it are cursed, but those who have no hope outside of this world tell us otherwise.

They promise justice, but there will never be any justice in this fallen world.

They promise Utopia, but there will never be any Utopia in this fallen world.

The wicked shall always prosper in this world until the Lord makes a final end of this world and raises up a new earth in its place.

Christians should not be dragged into any struggle for their Constitutional rights or any other kind of rights.

The first Church is the example. At any time did any of them petition Caesar for their rights when he was persecuting them? Did they protest the Jews for persecuting them?

Well, did they?

Promises of your rights are a distraction, a deception and a delusion.

Rights are part of the "cares of this world":

(GWV)Mark 4:18  Other people are like seeds planted among thornbushes. They hear the word, 19  but the worries of life, the deceitful pleasures of riches, and the desires for other things take over. They choke the word so that it can’t produce anything.

I understand this is much easier said than done. We all desire comfort and ease. None of us enjoys even little annoyances much less major affronts to our rights. But it is still the truth and Christians need to know it and think about it, as we go into the coming storm.

In the meantime, turn down your karaoke before I have to come over there, buddy.


12.01.2020

Christians, Beware False Advocates

Christians, Beware False Advocates

 


 

Mt 7:15  Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Mt 10:16  Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Christians today are continually being led away by those who claim to be on their side: politicians, entertainers, PASTORS and others who come bearing false friendship and false affiliation. 

Satan weakens the church through these false friends.

You may think that friends in high places make you strong, but this is a deception.

The early church was more persecuted and tormented than we can ever imagine.

But did this lack of powerful worldly allies make them weak?

Not at all. They were much stronger than we are now.

Early Christians did not place their faith in megachurch pastors, politicians, the legislative process or their money.

Early Christians had none of those things to count on. They had only God and Jesus Christ.

It took him a century or two, but Satan figured out that Christians will set aside trust in God when they are given other things to trust in. Satan learned that the best way to destroy the church is to lead the church.

In rereading the paragraph above I see it to not be accurate. From the very beginning, Satan was attempting to insert his people into the church.

Satan has supplanted our faith in God with a whole host of earthly power figures that are nothing but idols and Satan uses them to appeal to our own selfish interests. 

Through the years he has planted his wolves in sheep's clothing into leadership positions throughout Christianity. These preening snakes keep silent on the cultural decay that is dragging the church into the sewer and silence those who question the liberalization of the church. 

The church is becoming more and more like the world. Christians are becoming more and more worldly.

Whether it is your money, your position, your skills, your profession, your religious bureaucracy, your political party...all can be used to pull your faith from God and onto those things. 

You are in this world, but you are not of this world. Therefore, you should never trust in the things of this world.

What are you trusting in?