BUFF SCOTT, JR.
God’s Judgments Upon Digressive
[Is the Corona-Virus God’s judgment
upon modern-day Nations?]
We dare not forget that period of history when God’s judgments were poured out upon Egypt—a degenerate nation. Ten horrific plagues were brought to bear upon Pharaoh and his people. Throughout history our God has intervened, either directly or indirectly, in the affairs of man. The scriptures detail numerous occasions when our God demonstrated His power and control.
One paramount bit of history occurred when the Lord used the Roman Army in A. D. 70 to remove Israel’s Temple, her sacrifices, her rituals, her ceremonies, her feast days, her form of religious and political government, her Holy City Jerusalem, her dominion, her kingdom, and everything else in between. The Lord, after much patience and longsuffering with Israel, nullified what He had promised her and finally divorced her when she, after a long period of waywardness, rebelliousness, and spiritual adultery turned her back upon Him and rejected Him as King.
It was over—forever—for Israel as a Holy Nation! God had had enough of His one-time wife who persisted in spiritual adultery. Even Jesus foretold of the disaster that would come upon His Father’s one-time wife when He said, “When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near...They
[Jewish people] will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations” [Luke 21:20-24]
. The path of old Israel as a Holy Nation had ended, never to rise again.
I could recite more history of God’s judgments upon peoples and nations, but you get the idea. So what about the corona-virus
? Is this disease another of God’s judgments upon wayward peoples and nations? I don’t have either a definitive Yes
answer. Nor do those doomsday prophets out there in “Phantasy Land”
who are sensationalizing this current bit of history for monetary profit.
As you might recall, 20 years ago the Y2K event was sensationalized for profit by counterfeit prophets. Tens of thousands of gullible believers fell head-long into their soul-stirring and thrilling rhetoric and purchased their tapes and books. These false “prophets” capitalized upon the occasion and collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from suckered believers. None of their prophecies materialized
So I caution you to be mindful of false prophets who are even now spewing their “cure” for the corona-virus malady. Just the other day, I saw an ad on TV pertaining to this very thing. When a person, believer or unbeliever, steps into God’s role by either predicting or prophesying future or current events that are in His hands only, he has, in my opinion, involved himself in affairs that belong only to the God of creation. He dare not tamper with God’s timetable in an attempt to fleece God’s sheep and innocent citizens.