COVID-19 Is ‘Probably’ Not a Sign of the End Times
Jeremiah, pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, preached a sermon March 22 titled, “Is The Coronavirus In Bible Prophecy?”
“Let’s face it, this whole pandemic thing feels like something we’ve read about in the Bible. Or to say it another way, this is the most apocalyptic thing that has ever happened to us. …
“What in the world is going on? Is there a connection between COVID-19 and the End Times? Are we living in the last days before the return of Jesus Christ? Is all that is happening to us at this moment a sign that the world is coming to an end? How do we know if the coronavirus is a sign?
“… Let’s define what a sign is. A biblical sign is an event or a symbol or an object or a place or a person whose existence indicates something important on God’s plan for the future.”
Jeremiah read from Matthew 24:7: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”
“So is the coronavirus, a sign of Jesus coming? Is this the pestilence Jesus is talking about?” Jeremiah asked. “Probably not. It does not perfectly qualify as a prophetic sign. I could not stand here and say to you and have any confidence in saying it that this is the fulfillment of number three on Jesus sign list of Matthew 24. But it surely is a picture of it, isn’t it? It surely does remind us that such signs exist, and such things will happen.
“… While this may not be a sign of the future, it’s a sign for today.”
The coronavirus, Jeremiah said, is a sign for today of the vulnerability of life, the credibility of the Bible, the uncertainty of life, the scarcity of hope, the sufficiency of Jesus and the urgency of salvation.
article by Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com