I have a lot of friends who I had met back when I was at a Bible college and sadly many of them don’t take the COVID-19 virus seriously as some think we don’t need to worry as we just simply need to “trust the promises of God i.e. Psalm 91:10” and other such verses being misused and thus no need to wear mask as wearing a mask would entail “lack of faith”. Others say that wearing a mask is some how conditioning to the “mark of the beast” which of course our friendly anti-Christ Bill Gates is somehow cooking up to chip all of us with his vaccine. All of this stuff has been making be sad and upset in how the “evangelical” community has acted this way and thus given Christians another slanderous bad name and it pains me most that faith is being both misused and abused when we should seek wisdom in these times. It also pains me that people are saying their “religion” is under attack because churches have been ordered to close and then it all goes down hill with this being the start of the “great tribulation” which I find humorous as a certain individual whom Paul talks about in 2nd Thess.2 hasn’t popped his head out yet and others try to attribute the COVID-19 with the 4th seal as told in Rev. 6:7-8. but I joke and wonder where all the “wild beast” are that are to kill a “fourth” of the earth are?
It is my hope that Christians get a hold of themselves and seek wisdom and return to proper Biblical faith and know that regardless of what is going on we can trust that our God will guide us and lead us to the New Jerusalem despite all of what is going on around us. Are we in the great tribulation? No not yet, but if and when it does happen, it will probably be something crazy and worse then what we are seeing right now. But there is no need to fear and despair, as Jesus himself said, “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.
Peace and love to all in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen