Is God behind this plague?

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Several questions have emerged in the last few days over the coronavirus. Some have hastily argued that Covid-19 was designed to teach Americans humility. Others hold a different opinion that suggests the virus came from God.

Before we jump into any hasty conclusion, it will be pertinent to examine the character of a good God. Just because plagues and viruses are predicted in Scripture does not mean they are from God, nor does it mean we are in the last days of the last days. Jesus called such things “the beginning of sorrows.”

According to Bennet, God is telling us to go into the world to preach the Goodnews. He is not trying to kill everyone before we get there. Most importantly, the heart of God for humanity has not changed. Consider the following: The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly (John 10:10). 

Again, from the character of God, we can tell, that he judges no one….(John 5:22). He was in Christ deeply involved in the ministry of reconciliation, he is reconciling the world to HIMSELF, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:19).  God is not using the disease to teach us a lesson as some promote.

A virus is not the work of God. There is a devil at work, he has some destruction works, those works are worthy of destruction, and Jesus came to destroy them.


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