I have a pile of things that I should be giving attention to today but I have been more distracted than normal and I keep coming back to this same topic. So perhaps it's time to stop trying to dodge it, and time to sit down, type, and get it out there.
We all have questions. I think that is one thing that we can all agree on.
Regardless of where anyone stands on the mask mandates, the idea of a vaccine, re-opening the economy and schools, the numbers, or any of the other volatile topics of discussion related to COVID-19, we all have unanswered questions.
Dr Stella Immanuel, a pediatrician and family physician from Texas as well as a member of America's Frontline Doctors who has suddenly become the subject of a viral video, hit the nail on the head when she said that what America needs is hope.
Let me be clear: those that are reading this likely well know the Scriptures that state that we worship and serve a God of hope (Romans 15:13) and that all of our hope is in Him (Job 13:15, Psalm 42:11, Psalm 62:5, 1 Peter 1:21, etc). Only the hope that He can provide is of significance and lasting. I am confident in saying, from what digging I have done, that Dr Immanuel is not trying to suggest that hope supersedes a need on the individual level for Jesus. But she also seems to know all too well that this nation appears to be at more than just one tipping point.
She and other doctors appeared in a press conference yesterday that was streamed live on Facebook by Breitbart. Thousands of people watched live while many shared it to their own feeds allowing others to see the video hours after the actual press conference ended. But before too long, the footage was pulled from Facebook, YouTube and even Twitter. Those that saw the impending censorship were sure to rip the video allowing it to be preserved on other social media sites such as Bitchute.
I watched as mirror after mirror of the press conference from yesterday was systematically removed from various platforms continuing into this morning with Vimeo and could not help but ask what on earth was wrong with Doctors discussing what they have seen in their own offices and patients? Is the mere idea that perhaps there should be more of a dialogue going on about Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) really so detrimental to society that it has to be scrubbed in hopes that people simply forget this ever happened?
"Ideas are bulletproof"
-V, V for Vendetta
Now today rather than seeing articles attacking the science behind their statements, I am seeing hit pieces written. Dr Immanuel seems to be their favorite target as it is the clip of her clearly stating that "nobody needs to die," and beyond that, "Nobody needs to get sick. This virus has a cure. It's called Hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax" that has gone viral.
She states boldly that she has treated "350 patients and counting" and has not lost one. Even those that were in their 70s, 80s, and up to 92 have all recovered. Comorbidity factors which include obesity, diabetes and other health issues have also not proved fatal under her care when dealing with COVID infections.
During the press conference, she even stated that those Doctors that were failing to prescribe HCQ to their patients and allowing them to die were like "the 'good Nazis,' the 'good Germans,' that watched Jews get killed and did not speak up."
What likely caused much of the issue is that she says "It's time for the grass roots to wake up and say 'no, we're not going to take this any longer. We're not going to die.'"
Among others, the Daily Beast wrote up an article on Immanuel cautioning people to look into her more before being so quick to accept her findings and throw their support behind her.
Before Trump and his supporters embrace Immanuel’s medical expertise, though, they should consider other medical claims Immanuel has made—including those about alien DNA and the physical effects of having sex with witches and demons in your dreams.
For those that don't want to take the time to read the article, Dr Immanuel is someone that likely would fit in quite well with the Through the Black community and be able to roll with "getting weird" on a Chill Session. She has gone on the record previously to essentially say that there are physical ramifications to spiritual encounters, and even discusses the idea of alien DNA and reptilians among other "fringe" topics.
Since she serves as a pastor at Fire Power Ministry, people have been going back through footage to find other "sins" to hold against her including her audacity to ask:
"How long are we going to allow the gay agenda, secular humanism, Illuminati and the demonic New World Order to destroy our homes, families and the social fiber of America."
I say all of this to say I have little doubt that may that visit this site and other others linked have also been praying that God would reveal the hidden things and that the truth would be made known.
There are a lot of things that I know are well over my pay grade and I prefer to leave to those much smarter and wiser than I to comment on. Virology, the economy, even many aspects of politics are just a few such subjects. I would like to think that I am aware of my limitations- including those that involve my pension to over-use commas. (I'm Working on that.)
Saying with certainty what is or is not true in this environment is certainly something that falls beyond my pay grade and limited abilities. But to question what is so dangerous about even seeing a video so that I, as an individual can think on it, measure it against Scripture, perhaps even pray about it and discuss it, most certainly falls within my sphere of abilities.
I know I am not the only one asking these questions.
I also know that I am not the only one that will continue to pray for God to expose the hidden things and to give us all the wisdom and discernment to be able to determine what is true from what is almost true.
But I most certainly will also be praying for Dr Immanuel and the others.