Going Viral – A Molecular Virologist talks Coronavirus and God (Truth Revolution)

April 5, 2020

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Topic Notes

Jeff & Dave = Social Distancing?

Molecular biologist (virologist), Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts, writes and speaks about the harmony between science and the Christian faith. As a research scholar at Reasons to Believe (RTB), AJ is committed to seeking truth in science and Scripture and to sharing the great news of grace, hope, forgiveness, new life, and truth found in Jesus Christ.

What is the difference between viruses and bacteria

Viruses aren’t technically alive?

Viruses actually need a host to do everything it does.

Why are viruses so hard to find cures for?

How do viruses operate?

What is with the disinformation concerning counteraction against the coronavirus?

All coronaviruses are respiratory and interic.

What is an interic virus?

Coronaviruses are very stable in acidic environments and can cause gastrointestinal issues.

Maybe this is why there is a toilet paper shortage.

How dangerous is COVID-19?

COVID-19 vs Influenza

Currently there is only a .2% death rate in the U.S. from COVID-19.

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Why did God create viruses?

Vast majority of viruses are critical for life! Only a very few are harmful to human life.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Simple alcohol based hand-sanitizers are not effective against COVID-19. Only those that have ethyl-alcohol at 70% or better are effective.

We don’t know where viruses came from. They can’t make themselves, so there can’t have been a Darwinian Event that led to viruses.

What responses should Christians have to situations like this (COVID-19 Pandemic)

We aren’t to walk in fear.
We have an invitation to bear the hope of Christ with other people, regardless of how dark the circumstances get.


VISIT: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map

MEET: Anjeanette Roberts

VISIT: Reasons to Believe

BUY: Building Bridges – available at reasons.org or amazon.com

COMING: Due out in October 2020: Thinking About Evolution by Anjeanette Roberts

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