The BBC is reporting the following this afternoon
The Department for Health said the test on the elderly woman, who landed at Gatwick Airport, came back negative on Sunday afternoon. ... "The correct procedures were followed to confirm there was no reason to quarantine the airplane, the passengers or staff. PHE can confirm there was no public health risk around the sad death of this individual."
Some news briefs for you-
Ebola terror at Gatwick as passenger collapses and dies getting off Sierra Leone flight
Staff tell of fears as jet from Africa is quarantined after the death of passenger who was 'sweating and vomiting' before she collapsed
Airport staff tonight told of their fears of an Ebola outbreak after a passenger from Sierra Leone collapsed and died as she got off a plane at Gatwick. Workers said they were terrified the virus could spread globally through the busy international hub from the West African country which is in the grip of the deadly epidemic. The woman, said to be 72, became ill on the gangway after she left a Gambia Bird jet with 128 passengers on board. She died in hospital on Saturday. Ebola has killed 256 people in Sierra Leone. A total of 826 have died in West Africa since the outbreak began in February. Tests were carried out to see if the woman had disease. The plane was quarantined as officials desperately tried to trace everyone who had been in contact with the woman. Airport workers faced an anxious wait to see if the woman had Ebola. One said: “Everyone’s just petrified. “We’ve all seen how many people have died from Ebola, especially in Sierra Leone, and it’s terrifying.”
Yes, its terrifying. Imagine how much more terrifying it will be when billions are dying at once, as Revelation 6:7-8 and Revelation 9:15 and Luke 21:11 tell us. The door to heaven is open to all right now during this Age of Grace. Repent and turn to Jesus as Savior.
The Kendrick Brothers finish making their fifth movie. The Albany GA brothers are known for Christian movies Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous. Their fifth movie is reportedly about prayer, and includes Priscilla Shirer in a large role and Beth Moore in a cameo role. I dont' ant to jump to any conclusions, because the Kendrick Brothers have a solid grounding in doctrine and their previous movies have been good. However, the combination of the subject of prayer and the inclusion of two women noted for un-orthodoxy in this subject, does not bode well. Both Shirer and Moore engage in and promote contemplative prayer. Further, Moore is known for having unbiblical visions and hearing the voice of God audibly, and explains during her "bible lessons" that this is or should be normal activity for all Christians. Perhaps Moore's smaller role means that any negative impact on the movies direction would be minimal. However it is also true that we should "not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:53.) In laymen's term,s when the glove drops in the mud, the mud doesn't get glovey.
My hope and prayer is that the movie will still be doctrinally solid. When it is released in a few months, please be discerning about it. Here is an essay with more information about Priscilla Shirer.
Here is the press release of information about the Kendricks' new as yet untitled movie:
Kendrick Brothers Wrap Filming on Anticipated Fifth Movie
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 29, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Alex and Stephen Kendrick--creators of hit faith films FIREPROOF and COURAGEOUS--have just wrapped principal photography on their anticipated fifth movie--a family drama with humor and heart focused on the power of prayer and its primary role in the Christian life.... The film features New York Times best-selling author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer in her film debut. "I'm honored to be working with the Kendricks, and to be part of a story that encourages people to pray," Shirer said. "Prayer is the most powerful weapon the church has to unlock the activity of heaven on earth."... "It's time for fierceness in prayer, and I cannot think of a more crucial message for a movie to convey," Moore said. "God waits to see a generation that will take Him at His Word. Let's be that generation."
I have a peeve about teachers claiming that 'we are the generation' to finally get it right. Has no other generation in 6000 years ever taken God at His word? Apparently not, according to Moore. How narcissistic. As if God hasn't used every generation to further His will and plan. If I may be allowed to echo the words of the eminent Dr Craig of the long-departed television drama St. Elsewhere,
"Oh for crying out loud."
A good word from Pastor David Platt:
Twitter wisdom, and apparently from an 11-year-old no less: @JonathanDLeeman:
A friend's 11 year old boy: they should combine YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook and call it You Twit Face.
I deactivated my Facebook account. The constant drama, me-orientation, superficiality, time-wasters, temptation to sin, and false doctrine abounding finally got to me. And you know what? I haven't missed it.
If you're struggling financially, living in an urban ghetto, a third world nation, your car, or just barely hanging on, I leave this verse with you-
Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? (James 2:5)