There Will Always Be a Corona-Something

Posted on March 16, 2020

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By David Ettinger

Cynical Evaluation?
We have no idea of how deadly the Coronavirus will be. And in one sense, it doesn’t matter because once this thing is brought under control, the next ‘Corona’-something is gearing up and waiting to pounce.

Cynical? Perhaps, but biblically true.

Reaping and Sowing
As an American, my viewpoints come from a Western-culture perspective.

Whether or not one regards the United States as once being a “Christian nation,” we were, at the least, founded on biblical principles. Judeo-Christian ethics were the core of the Founding Fathers’ ideals, and the vast majority of our states’ constitutions reflect biblical ideology.  

For almost two centuries the American mindset has been biblical with regard to respect of God and decency, and the repudiation of all things lewd, indecent, godless, corrupt, profane, and perverted. But with the banishing of God from our public schools (the June 17, 1963, Supreme Court decision to ban prayer from our classrooms), to the “sexual revolution” of the late 1960s, to the pro-abortion Roe v. Wade ruling of 1973, America has been increasingly saying to God: “Leave us! You’re now welcome anymore!”

God is patient and gives people – and nations – time to repent of their wrongs and return to Him. In order to bring people to their knees, God often either brings about – or permits ­– bad things to occur. An example of this is the horrible events of September 11, 2001, when terrorist-piloted planes brought down the two World Trade Center towers. Whether God “gave the order” for this to occur or simply refused to prevent it from occurring, it was a major tragedy to the most powerful nation on Earth.

The Bible is clear that individuals and nations cannot continue to debase and despise God and get off scot-free:

  • “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life” (Galatians 6:7-8).
  • “Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you. But you have planted wickedness, you have reaped evil, you have eaten the fruit of deception. Because you have depended on your own strength and on your many warriors” (Hosea 10:12-13).
  • “They will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes” (Proverbs 1:31).

Words of Hope
No doubt the scientific community will come up with a vaccine for the Coronavirus and the disease will be contained. But then what? And yes, there will a “what.” The world cannot continue to turn its back on God and go unpunished. It has been said of the U.S.: “If God does not punish America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.” I agree!

We are now in the end-times, and the Last Days (the final seven years of this era of human history) is approaching, and with it the frightful and deadly events described in the Book of Revelation. But until that time, God holds out His hand of forgiveness to sinful people.

The words He spoke centuries ago to ancient Israel can apply in theory to the nations of the world today, and in those words is hope: “If my people would only listen to me, if Israel [or substitute the name of your nation] would only follow my ways, how quickly I would subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes!” (Psalm 81:13-14).

Perhaps today this promise includes the foes of disease, starvation, sickness, and poverty.

Christ’s return is drawing near, and with it the “Day of the Lord” – that time when God will pour out His wrath on Planet Earth. Now is the time of repentance and turning to God. If not, the next Corona-something is standing in the wings and waiting to be unleashed. The time is now to listen to God and follow His ways!

Nothing short of this will work.  

Read my blog: “The Coronavirus and the End Times”

Read my blog: “The Coronavirus and the Last Days”