Is the coronavirus a punishment from God ?
Not only the virus but all the closings and restrictions as well?
- yesmarLv 73 weeks ago
No. God doesn’t punish people.
- Bulldog reduxLv 73 weeks ago
Your question implies that you think that God doesn't like residents of senior care facilities and workers in meat-packing plants. Because THOSE are the people being most severely punished. Turn on your brain (if you actually have one).
- Mrs.BlessedLv 73 weeks ago
It is a call to repent, draw close to Him, and learn.
- Ernest SLv 73 weeks ago
It is a call to repentance.
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- EntropyLv 73 weeks ago
The coronavirus is nature. It was inevitable that sooner or later a novel airborne infectious disease would use our modern interconnectedness against us.
But it's become a bigger deal than it had to be mostly because there are people using it as a political opportunity and we had both a president and a large number of governors (including Cuomo) who reacted incredibly incompetently. Most of the pain of this is man-made.
And how can a fictional character punish you? Also your profile pick is the Skipper, not Gilligan.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 73 weeks ago
Just above your Q is the 'Trending News' headline, "Trump identifies another hoax: The coronavirus". This petty little demi-god has pronounced his view, so now all his millions of ardent believers in America can relax. It's just a hoax. No doubt that is why he's not bothering with closing things down and restricting Americans, because he isn't going to be fooled by a hoax. What an interesting social experiment is now going on, for all the world to observe. Let's see how things pan out in America.
Meanwhile, those who believe in the God of the Bible will not be presumptuous in making emphatic statements about whether the hand of God is using natural things to punish the entire world, bearing in mind such precedents as the ten plagues on Egypt. And when He decides enough is enough, with His warnings disregarded, those who blatantly disregard Him discover things like the Flood erupting, wherein only 8 human souls were saved - because they had reverent regard for God. Then, in the book of Revelation, we are warned that various plagues will be sent by God shortly before Jesus returns, but that the godless refuse to repent for their sins and curse God all the more-so. That's a particularly important sign to look out for, because people then know the source of the plagues is not merely 'natural'.
- PaulLv 73 weeks ago
The causes of such epidemics are well understood, and they are not supernatural.
- e9601:Lv 63 weeks ago
No it's not. God does not send evil, but sometimes He allows it. Get right with Him now.
- keyjonaLv 73 weeks ago
The Lord's issue is with spiritual leaders. Teach Gospel, not epistles:
1. (OT) The Lord said listen to JUDAH, but people listened to Levi/Moses.
2. (NT) The Lord said listen to SIMON PETER BARJONA, but people listens to Paul/pope:
4500 YEARS OF DISOBEDIENCE.
- JeancommunicatesLv 73 weeks ago
Hebrews 12:6 says God chastens those He loves. Consider what the virus is teaching us. We can't do what we want and when we want any more. The ungodly bar is just as dangerous as the ungodly church. It is teaching us that life is short and this virus could take our life at any moment. It definitely teaches us that we can't control much. Proverbs 26:2 KJV says that a curse does not come without a cause. And most curses are caused by man's sin. I definitely would not call the Coronavirus a blessing. So my suggestion is that we all consider our sins against God. No one who calls themselves Christian should continue in sin.