“Is This True?” (Matthew 28:11-15)

“Doctor, is this true?”

The email flashed on my computer. A dear sister in the Lord who once worked with me sent me a link. Opening it, I was introduced to a thirty minute lecture why COVID-19 is not a virus but a parasite that lives in our blood cells. The presenter, who did not state his credentials, based his opinion upon observations that the disease responded to many antimalarial agents such as hydroxychloroquine. In addition, he postulated that because many of the signs and symptoms present with other blood borne parasites, he concluded that the entire medical community was wrong and hiding the truth. The video ended with a demonstration of the actual parasites emerging from red blood cells, conclusively proving his point. 

I responded to her email with an emphatic, NO! Without launching into an exhaustive refutation of the points of the video, let me simply state that there are numerous peer-reviewed medical publications that have irrefutably identified the causative agent of COVID-19 as a virus. Furthermore, many diseases present with signs and symptoms that mimic other diseases. Lupus erythematosus is a classic example that can affect every organ in the body. Depending upon how it presents, it may mimic a viral flu, a bacterial infection of the heart, or even a malignancy in the brain. Ironically, hydroxychloroquine is one of the medications that is used to treat lupus. Thus, by using the same reasoning as the video, COVID-19 is lupus and not a viral infection or blood parasite infection.

It was a classic example of making the facts fit one’s narrative. 

Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all the things that had happened. When they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, saying, “Tell them, ‘His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we slept.’ And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will appease him and make you secure.” So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

Matthew 28:11-15 (NKJV)

It is instructive that after Jesus was resurrected from the dead, even the guards and chief priests did not refute this miracle. Instead, they chose to concoct their own story and made the facts fit their narrative. After reading the Biblical account of the Resurrection, we all must answer this question. 

Is this true?

YES! The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is true. We do not place our faith and hope in a dead Savior. He prophesied His own death and resurrection three days later. God raised Him from the dead to prove that sin and death had no hold on Him. His promise to us is that all who confess and repent of their sins and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will have salvation and eternal life. The facts definitely fit the narrative. 

Amen!

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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