If you have not read it, please read WHY COVID-19? Whereas WHY COVID-19? stated the basic proposition, COVID-19 is a punishment for our sins, this post helps to explain how COVID-19 resulted from our sins.
What is COVID-19? It is a type of pestilence or plague (biblegateway.com). Both these words occur frequently in the Bible, usually in the context of a punishment from God.
Is punishment from God necessarily a bad thing? No.
Hebrews 12:4-11New King James Version (NKJV)
4 You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. 5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:
“My son, do not despise the[a]chastening of the Lord,
Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
6 For whom the Lord loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.”
7 If[b] you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? 8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no [c]chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
God is not the author of evil, but He does allow His creatures to do evil. Why? It seems that He wants us to experience the consequences of our own foolishness.
Because the people of USA been fighting with each other instead of caring for each other, we were not prepared for COVID-19.
How were we fighting? We fought over spending from the public treasury. We squabbled over special rights and the enforcement of political correctness. What was wrong with that? Our government is suppose to protect our rights to live our own lives in peace, not to make us believe nonsense and teach children things their parents don’t believe.
WHY COVID-19? highlighted two especially common sins. The Bible makes it clear God regards both of theses sins as gravely serious: abortion and sexual perversion.
- Abortion activists want to use the government to promote abortion. Their goals include taxpayers funding, unregulated abortion clinics, the peddling of abortion in the public schools, and the “right” for a child to have an abortion without even the knowledge of her parents.
- Sexual perversion is linked to identity politics. Identity politics is extremely divisive, the LGBTQ movement in particular. Using tolerance as an excuse, sexual “rights” activists want the government, including the public schools, to “normalize” all kinds of sexual practices that would have horrified our forebears, sexual practices that still leave many parents appalled.
Instead of living and let living, too many of us demand that our government to justify ourselves and our sins. In the process, we have made it very difficult for our government to perform its basic functions. Instead of just running our country, for example, our president has had to fight off constant harassment. Instead of just educating our children, public school teachers now have to worry about which pronouns they should use and which restrooms their students should use. Instead of just going on about our lives, we are demanding that other people feed our egos, and that makes life unnecessarily complicated.
We have tied ourselves up in knots. So, we now have to shut down our country to stop the spread of a virus, and we are uncertain how long this shutdown will last.
Is it accidental that so many of us find ourselves sitting around with nothing to do and no one to talk to? No. We need to stop and think. We need to consider who is really in charge.
Psalm 46 New King James Version (NKJV)
God the Refuge of His People and Conqueror of the Nations
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song for Alamoth.
46 God is our refuge and strength,
A[a] very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the [b]midst of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the [c]tabernacle of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be [d]moved;
God shall help her, just [e]at the break of dawn.
6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
Do you know who God is? Of course not. None of us do, but we at least need to know enough about God to humble ourselves and put Him first.
We need to read the Bible. We need to study what God calls right and wrong. We need to trust His wisdom instead of our own.