The CoronaVirus (COVID-19), a Christian response ☣ Podcast #20

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It is a bad testimony that many professing Christians on social media demonstrate a lack of faith, or trust in the Lord through these various troubles. Henceforth, here is my Podcast on the CoronaVirus – COVID-19. And no, my gas mask is not for the CoronaVirus. That was to grab your attention.

The Lord Jesus forewarned –

“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows [birth pangs]” (Matthew 24:7-8).

Matthew Henry on Matthew 24:7 –

“From the time that the Jews rejected Christ, and He left their house desolate, the sword never departed from them. See what comes of refusing the Gospel. Those who will not hear the messengers of peace, shall be made to hear the messengers of war. But where the heart is fixed, trusting in God, it is kept in peace, and is not afraid. It is against the mind of Christ. That his people should have troubled hearts even in troublous times.”

CH Spurgeon on Matthew 24:7-8 –

“One would think that there’s sorrow enough in “famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places”; but our Lord said that “all these” were only “the beginning of sorrows.” The first birth pangs of the travail that must precede His coming, either to Jerusalem, or to the whole world. If famines, pestilence, and earthquake are only the beginning or sorrows,” what may we not expect the end to be? This prophecy ought both to warn the disciples of Christ what they may expect, wean them from the world where all these and greater sorrows are to be expected.”

UPDATE: Below are some of my Tweets as this story unfolds.

The CoronaVirus is working. The NBA suspended their season. Now will the other sports gods and idolaters suspend their season?

Because of COVID19 the President declares a National State of Emergency – LOL. But the Bible says Christians are to be anxious for nothing. I will rejoice in the Lord.

It is a bad testimony that some churches are following the advice of the CDC & WHO to close down their sanctuaries. When the Scriptures say be not anxious for nothing (Phil 4:6-7), to trust in the Lord (Prov 3:5-6), and to not forsake the gathering of the saints (Heb. 10:25) Etc.

A pastor tells his church (via online) that if they are sick to “stay home” and watch the sermon online. But then he says “But please donate online!” Yes, it is wise to stay home when you’re sick, but it is greedy to say, ‘we don’t want your cooties, but we do want your money.’

Churches are closing their doors refusing entry because of the media hype on COVID-19. Meanwhile, abortion clinics remain open. A Christian doesn’t need an ounce of discernment to see what’s wrong with that picture. Which one of the 7 churches do you belong to (Rev. 2&3)?

On March 12th I tweeted “The CoronaVirus is working. The NBA suspended their season. Now will the other sports gods and idolaters suspend their season?” Today I am seeing a well-known pastor complain that he has no sports to watch on TV. Lord, do bring-in more of Your judgments.

And Trump hasn’t even finished his 1st term yet. Next week he’ll be spending over 800 billion more on 1 virus that God decreed. Socialism is not the answer. Repent and flee to Christ for the redemption of your sins.

Since when is it the duty of the Church to work in concert with the State, in an attempt to “curve” (or thwart) what is likely to be God’s judgment? The problem is many are worshiping man, rather than God.

Let me see if I have this right. You’ll congregate inside a store to covet toilet paper for your dirty derriere, but you won’t congregate with your church on the Lord’s Day? Did you at least share (or preach) the Gospel while in that store? And you call this Tweet unloving? (this sick or elderly are excused)

Let me see if I have this right. Your church closes down, while the abortion mills, bars & strip clubs remain open. And you can’t understand why God would send this plague?

It’s a fact that you can know a professing Christians faith or growth (or lack of) while being tested through trials. This Coronavirus pandemic has truly revealed the hearts of many. A profession with your lips means nothing without the possession of the heart.

Costi Hinn refers to Christians who have the courage & conviction to obey God’s Law rather than men, as nothing but “zealot social revolutionaries” who have a “chip on your soldier.” What an abysmal thing to say about Christ’s Heralds, while cowardly hiding in his ivory tower.

Never in my Christian life have I seen so many pastors demonstrate such an overzealous ‘loyal to the state’ interpretation and application of Romans 13. Could it be because this view justifies their apathy, fear, or wiliness to surrender or retreat?

There was a Christianity willing to die for the cause of Christ. Today many hide or lie calling it “I’m loving my neighbor” and am being “pro-life.” Many of them are the “cowardly” in Rev 21:8 & they worship the creation more than the Creator (Rom 1). They have become gods. 💘

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