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Gerritt Gong and wife have COVID

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Just announced.
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Apparently no amount of fasting and prayer was going to stop Covid from doing its dirty deeds with him. Gong's bell has rung!

I wonder how many GA's have Covid but its simply not made public?

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Best wishes for Elder Gong and his wife.
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That's too bad. Hopefully the masks and socially distanced chairs prove to have done their job during this weekend's 10 hours of conference sessions.

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I hope they get well soon and hopefully they didn't pass it on to the older, more vulnerable brethren.
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Dr Exiled wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:02 pm
I hope they get well soon and hopefully they didn't pass it on to the older, more vulnerable brethren.
We may see a whole new change in leadership coming up very soon. Who knows? And the up and coming brainwashed leaders should prove more boring than ever!

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I am sorry this has happened. I wish them a speedy and full recovery.
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I'm not sure how meaningful this might be but...it was reported that although the Apostles wore masks during the conference sessions, the pulpit and microphone they all used were not cleaned nor wiped down in between speakers.
Speakers removed their face coverings when they gave their sermons. The microphone and podium were not scrubbed down with disinfecting wipes between talks.
Unlike his colleagues among the faith’s top brass, the 66-year-old Gong did not attend the church’s General Conference in person over the weekend — his Saturday talk was prerecorded — and it was revealed then that he was “feeling well” after being exposed to the virus.
https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/10/06/ ... s-apostle/

So it seems they knew about his contracting of Coronavirus prior to Conference but waited until after Conference to announce it.

Why didn't one of his Apostolic colleagues or The Prophet go visit him, give him a Priesthood blessing and pronounce him cured?

Does he lack the faith to be cured?

Did they get it from going to Church or the Temple?

Why can't he pray away the virus?

Will the Bretheren stop eating food for 24 hours to help cure their colleague? if not, why not?

If, as Dieter would have us believe, God knew well in advance that the Coronavirus was coming, why didn't He forewarn His apostles so they wouldn't catch it?

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As an aside, apparently it was mentioned before his conference talk that he was self isolating, but nobody discussed it until after the news story today. I think that informs us how many people watched conference live....

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Honestly, I feel bad for Gong and his family and take no pleasure in their sufferings. However, I DON'T feel bad for the Church now they're down an apostle, screw the Church.

The way I see it, there are one or more reasons why Gong has Covid today:

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[ ] Lack of faith that the Lord would shield him from harm
[ ] Not enough sincere prayer in pleading with the Lord to protect him
[ ] Failed to maintain a solemn fast and ate again too soon
[ ] Did not read the scriptures enough and quit too soon out of fatigue
[ ] Does not know the king's name in Facsimile No. 3
[ ] Recently masturbated
[ ] Took one too many risks in public
[ ] Unlucky family member passed it on out of bad luck
[ ] Heavenly Father is testing them and preparing them for celestial glory
[ ] Past sins that have not been confessed
[ ] Garments are old, have holes, and should be replaced

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I have a question wrote:Why didn't one of his Apostolic colleagues or The Prophet go visit him, give him a Priesthood blessing and pronounce him cured?
Because NelSatan doesn't have the power to cure anything. He's a mealy mouthed maggot!
I have a question wrote:Does he lack the faith to be cured?
Hell yeah, he lacks the faith. Chalk it up to Heavenly Father's will that he learn through his sufferings. Real miracles in Mormonism are only something to dream about or read in scripture.
I have a question wrote:Did they get it from going to Church or the Temple?
Good chance of that. Temples are breading grounds for all kinds of germs and viruses! The furnishings, altars, and veils are splattered with who-knows-what?
I have a question wrote:Why can't he pray away the virus?
Why doesn't he know the king's name in Facsimile No. 3?
I have a question wrote:Will the Bretheren stop eating food for 24 hours to help cure their colleague? if not, why not?
No, they need to keep their own strength up lest they too catch Corona.
I have a question wrote:If, as Dieter would have us believe, God knew well in advance that the Coronavirus was coming, why didn't He forewarn His apostles so they wouldn't catch it?


Dieter's little Peter isn't very reliable. The silver fox let everyone down. Must be because he was demoted.

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I have a question wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:43 pm
I'm not sure how meaningful this might be but...it was reported that although the Apostles wore masks during the conference sessions, the pulpit and microphone they all used were not cleaned nor wiped down in between speakers.
Speakers removed their face coverings when they gave their sermons. The microphone and podium were not scrubbed down with disinfecting wipes between talks.
Unlike his colleagues among the faith’s top brass, the 66-year-old Gong did not attend the church’s General Conference in person over the weekend — his Saturday talk was prerecorded — and it was revealed then that he was “feeling well” after being exposed to the virus.
https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/10/06/ ... s-apostle/

So it seems they knew about his contracting of Coronavirus prior to Conference but waited until after Conference to announce it.

Why didn't one of his Apostolic colleagues or The Prophet go visit him, give him a Priesthood blessing and pronounce him cured?

Does he lack the faith to be cured?

Did they get it from going to Church or the Temple?

Why can't he pray away the virus?

Will the Bretheren stop eating food for 24 hours to help cure their colleague? if not, why not?

If, as Dieter would have us believe, God knew well in advance that the Coronavirus was coming, why didn't He forewarn His apostles so they wouldn't catch it?
The proper question is does he have the faith to not be cured .....
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Covid is the perfect acid test against any claims of priesthood being a power to heal, or fasting as a means of convincing the inventor and purveyor to calm down and not let it spread so fast, but apparently he is busier in heaven than to worry much about our home. Nothing Mormonism says anymore about God's "power" has any force.

That being said, I am sorry to hear of anyone getting this horrible plague.
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The Covid-infected Gong opens his talk thus...
Dear brothers and sisters, I recently officiated in a temple sealing, following COVID-19 guidelines. With the bride and groom, both faithful returned missionaries, were their parents and all their siblings. This was not easy. The bride is the ninth of ten children. Her nine siblings sat in order, oldest to youngest, socially distanced of course.
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/stu ... g?lang=eng

So one of my questions has been answered. I wonder how many of that wedding party have subsequently tested positive?

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Philo Sofee wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:44 pm
Covid is the perfect acid test against any claims of priesthood being a power to heal, or fasting as a means of convincing the inventor and purveyor to calm down and not let it spread so fast, but apparently he is busier in heaven than to worry much about our home. Nothing Mormonism says anymore about God's "power" has any force.
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