The Global Health Crisis of Communicable and NonInfectious Diseases

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Global Health Crisis and COVID-19

Before COVID-19, noncommunicable diseases preoccupied our health concerns. Heart disease, cancer, kidney problems, diabetes, etc. have always topped our list of health issues. But when the pandemic came in 2020, the noncommunicable diseases suffered primarily by the aging population have got new complexities. It turned into a global health crisis of communicable and noninfectious diseases. Wrote Dr. Jalal Baig: “Almost one year into the pandemic, many of the fears harbored by oncologists like me have been fully realized in clinical practice. Apart from felling scores of cancer patients, the virus has upended cancer diagnosis, treatment and research. Covid-19 attacks the lungs, of course, but it also disrupts other organs and really, entire health systems. By now, Covid has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, low blood cell counts and psychiatric conditions.”1

COVID-19 Killed Our Grandparents

COVID-19 targets the older generation by adding new layers of complication into their noninfectious diseases caused by aging. Exposure to a COVID-positive person is fatal for the grandparents, but not for the grandchildren given their strong immunity. The closure of schools and the lockdowns are questioned by medical experts somehow as nonscientific. Conservative groups in the U.S. criticized their government’s mask-wearing and other COVID-19-related policies as a game plan to control the citizens. It is not for public health and welfare from a scientific viewpoint. Lockdowns are viewed as counter-productive and devastated further the global economy.

“One of the lingering questions of the pandemic,” wrote Erin Garcia de JesĂşs, “is why COVID-19 symptoms tend to be milder in children and young adults than in older people. A new study suggests that the immune systems of people younger than 24 deal the coronavirus a strong first punch. Those early immune defenses, which set off alarm bells for the body to go on the attack no matter what the invader, may be weaker in older adults.”2

Alarming Global Health Crisis

The phrase Global Health Crisis coined by health authorities bears a very alarming reality since we are threatened by a global health crisis that is foreign in the history of human experience for the past thousands of years. Hundreds of millions of people don’t reach a good old age because of such degenerative diseases as heart problems, hypertension, kidney disorder, cancer, diabetes; you name it. COVID-19 has made the situation even worse. Its spread is now affecting the whole wide world, the poorer and richer nations alike. Hence, a global health crisis. The main culprit is the Wuhan virus plus our more sedentary lifestyle and the wrong food that we eat. Observe the picture which I posted here below, for we invert–by habit, culture, and our modern-man lifestyle–the so-called food pyramid of the ideal amount of food we need to consume daily.

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Christmas is About Truth and Freedom

Christmas is about Christ; but right after His birth, people dethroned Him and removed Him away from His rightful place as Savior of the world. Songs composed during this season were about food, fun, and Christmas lights. Humanity’s rejection of Christ is best expressed this time of the year such as people’s efforts to reduce Christ’s birth to a Christless feast and holiday.

Christ’s Prayer Philosophy to Ask for Bread Daily

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God is involved in our daily life. He is providing us with everything, from rain to seeds and soil for us to have breakfast the next day. We cannot create a farmland; much less the perfection of nature that we all depended on for survival. The works of our heart and all the organs in our body support that we believe God. Unbelief does not make sense. Rejection of God and His claims are just the side effect of the faith of Adam and Eve in demonic lies. Most of us mock Christ’s claims because of Satan’s doctrine that was embraced by our first parents that we would be like God, knowing good and evil. (cf. Gen. 3:5) The truth is, we don’t know anything about good and evil from God’s point of view. After Adam’s fall, Cain killed his brother Abel. Yes, what people thought as real knowledge of good and evil was just Satan’s taste and standard of what is good and what is evil. Christ taught that the devil is the father of lies and a murderer from the very beginning. We need to trust God through His Son, Jesus Christ, or we would not understand God’s version of right from wrong.

Big Question Requiring an Answer in this Life and Beyond

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By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on February 9th, 2020 at 10:03 pm

The Big Question

I want to tell you one thing: we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth. What is the truth? The Bible teaches that Jesus is the Truth (cf. John 14:6). If you love the Lord in your heart, it is because you love truth — you love light rather than darkness. It is the big question that demands answer today while we are still alive and able to make a decision: Do we trust wholeheartedly that Jesus Christ is the Truth and that all His claims in the Holy Bible are the truth? The apostle Paul once said: “For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.” Biblically, our Lord is the Answer to all inquiries about life since He is the Truth—He is the only One perfectly knowledgeable about the mysteries and the big questions of life. “I am the vine,” He declared, “you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, FOR APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING.” Where shall we go to get answers if we choose to reject Christ, the Son of God, who is the Truth?

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Christian Hope of Immortality and a Blissful Life in Heaven

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Our belief of a deathless life in heaven is the most remarkable Christian expectation and confidence in this life. Why, because “it has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit.” Our Christian hope of immortality and a blissful life in heaven—in a new, incorruptible body (1 Cor. 15:51-54)—is not mere utopian or quixotic dream. It is a living hope that will always survive with the Holy Spirit watering such seed of anticipation of the forgiven soul. The Apostle Peter called this Christian hopefulness as the living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Trusting God Sincerely & Taking Refuge in Him

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In Psalm 34:8, we find God continually inviting us to His boundless love and grace. “O taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” Making God your shelter in this life has an added incentive of blessedness. The “Lord is good” if you will just decide to “taste and see” the experience. Sincerely trusting God and taking refuge in Him by faith open the door of Heaven’s blessings. This inwardness we venture to call as faith experience only starts to develop after hearing and meditating upon God’s blessed promises. “For this reason,” wrote the apostle Paul, “we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.” (1 Thess 2:13) Sincerely trusting God, therefore, is only possible if you hear the Word of God and it begins to perform “its work in you who believe.”

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