Can God be Responsible for the Corona virus Pandemic?

By now almost every household in the world knows the name corona virus or Covid-19. This is a virus that emerged out of nowhere and established its fortress in an Asian country from where it would multiply and travel all over the world to cause havoc. 

This virus took the whole world by surprise and confused the kingdoms and nations. It took sleep away from the scientists, health workers and confronted the brains of the world. It all started as a joke but not long after death and sorrow were set loose, the world that was full of boasting on what it had achieved in the earth began to crumble right before the Virus. 

Some wise Presidents of the world suddenly began to remember God whom many of them have kicked out of their temporarily assigned territory. How wise that the president and leaders of United State of America whose foundation rests in “IN GOD WE TRUST” declared a national day of prayers unto God. The president of Italy could do nothing more when all efforts failed, but look up unto God for mercy and interventions. Even the Pope instructed people to confess their sins to God.

Long ago, the world had technically declared war against God when they went into God’s words, pulled out His instructions and commandments, twisted them and threw them back at His face.

The world declared war against the God of creation when they made attempts to kick Him out of His creations.

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him, all things consist

Colossians 1:16, 17 (KJV)

The world declared war against God when they littered the streets of various Nations with the blood of the innocent and took the lives of those calling upon His name mercilessly.

Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, And the earth will be shaken from its place At the fury of the LORD of hosts In the day of His burning anger

Isaiah 13:13 (KJV)

The world declared war against God when they enthroned what God has dethroned and enforced what He hates. 

For they provoked Him with their high places and aroused His jealousy with their graven images.

Psalms 78:58 (KJV)

The world declared war against God when ordinary men and women embarked on twisting the commandments of God and occupying the place of God in the heart of people.

am the LORD, that is My name, And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.

Isaiah 42:8 (KJV)

The World declared war against God when groups of people in power demanded that some verses of the scriptures be taken out of the Bible because it is offensive to some groups of people. 

Even if we don’t believe in God and the involvement of Christ (as at present) why shouldn’t we respect history? No one has ever stood boldly to declare himself as the sole owner of this world. Not even the other acclaimed gods or shrines of the world. This ancient and old earth has been in existence long before anyone could imagine. So also, is the Bible that brings to us the guidelines on how to live in this world. We disregarded the divine Atlas and began to produce ours. Different theories have come and gone but this knowledge about God abides till now.

“Truly, this only I have found: That God made man upright, But they have sought out many schemes(inventions)” 

Ecclesiastes 7: 29 (KJV)

If God could have wiped out the inhabitants of the earth with the flood during Noah’s period, destroyed the land of Sodom and Gomorrah with brimstone and fire, dealt with the land of Egypt to the extent that every house was busy burying their dead, what give us impressions that He can’t do it again, especially when we deliberately cross His paths?

So when the world declared war against God, it made a grievous mistake. Because no one has ever fought against God and won. Not even Satan, the prince of this world.

However, out of the love of God for His creations He sent His only begotten Son; the Lord Jesus Christ, as the atonement for our sins, to destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8 (KJV). In His compassion, God made a way of escape for the world to turn to Him and be saved. But even then the choice is still ours. 

Does the fact that God’s wrath was satisfied in Christ allow us to continue in sin, wickedness, and disobedience because grace will continue to abide? The Bible is very clear about it!

For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.”

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God

Hebrews 10: 26-31 (NKJV)

But the amazing news is that when we return to God in sincere repentance, we will see God’s side of mercy and enjoy His forgiveness and cleansing.

Do we lose anything by calling upon God for mercy? I don’t think so.

“For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee”

Psalms 86:5 (KJV)

Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth (pardons) iniquity, and passeth (passes) by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth (retains) not his anger forever,  because he delighteth (delights) in mercy

Micah 7:18 (KJV)

God delights in mercy and He is first the God of love before the God of Judgment. He however, requires that we turn to Him first in repentance and reverence, and steer clear of what He frowns at.

If God is not directly responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic, he has the capacity to stop or prevent it. If He chooses not to, then there must be a reason(s) for it. If God made heaven and earth, He is the only one that can fix it.

The Danger of Delaying

The Doctor: Dr. Li Wenliang who sounded an alarm about the potential new virus outbreak and advised people to warn others was reprimanded for doing so. His message was simple:

“A new coronavirus infection has been confirmed and its type is being identified. Inform all family and relatives to be on guard”

Dr. Li Wenliang

This whistleblower message was not appreciated. Dr. Li was persecuted and defamed. What were the charges against him? He was “making untrue comments” and “severely disturbing social order”.

Eventually, the reality surfaced, but then it was too late. The monster virus had grown wings. While authorities were busy saving face by covering up the truth, the virus had built its army and strategically dispatched them across the globe. What followed is the history that the whole world is writing today. The history that has never been written before. There have been pandemics in the time past, but none has ever taken this course.

Who could have imagined that a problem that would disorient the whole world to the extent that schools of all levels, meeting places, workplaces, etc., are frozen up at the ruling of the virus kingdom would ever happen? Various airports, national and international flights were shut down. Home arrest is no longer about the offenders but the music everyone must dance to. People are being imprisoned in their various homes.  Fears, worry and anxiety are boldly written all over the faces of people.

These Covid19 viruses are no respecter of anyone. They have no regard for any authority nor certificate. Boundaries and borders have no place in their operations. Not even the offices and homes of the powerful Presidents of the world were spared in their invasion. The countries of the world went on lockdown as these viruses ravage the globe.

It is unimaginable seeing how vulnerable our world is. With all the world’s technologies, artificial intelligence, the seasoned scientists, the pride of power and sophisticated weapons of war, a virus could simply trigger its kingdom and take over the nations of the world with ease.

Our leaders are so stressed and bombarded with the burdens of their people. Scientists are working hard to find a solution to the problems. Unfortunately, this war is not about Nuclear weapons but Nucleic power. This war is not about plane or knowledge hijackers but human cells hijackers. Unto whom shall we turn? Who can single-handedly deliver the earth from this Covid19 siege?

Maybe a stitch in time would probably have saved nine. Who knows the real reasons why the decisions to mask the truth about the newly emerged virus were made, and the conclusion was drawn? Before we point accusing fingers, in what ways have we been allowing similar traits in our lives? Isn’t with this same attitude people treat God today? Isn’t it the same today how many are not taking a call to repentance seriously? Isn’t it the same today how the message of Christ and warning about the pending danger looming over the world is being attacked and defamed? Isn’t it the same today how the whistleblowers are being ridiculed, shut down and resisted? Isn’t it the same today how the truth is being covered and battered? Isn’t it the same today how the truths are falling in the street?

That man cried out in his little unpopular way just as God’s servants are crying out today everywhere through various means, telling people about the love of God that saves from sins and iniquity. They said his message was “untrue comments” and “severely disturbing social order”.  Just as some people would say these days that the words and ways of God are “untrue” and talking about them are “disturbing social orders”. Now, the world is forced to learn in a bitter way. We don’t have to go through this path again friends. We must be proactive. We must find out the truth and stand with it. No more assumption about the things of God. We must take time to seek His ways. The power that designed this world is the only one that can fix it appropriately.

At least, the whole world has just witnessed the fact that the brain can freeze, power can become powerless, knowledge can be messed up, science can be taken a hostage, wisdom can be subjective. Now the world has learned its limit. Now some wise Presidents are giving God His place in their parliaments, rebuilding the broken relationship, destroying the walls of partition between nations and God, and bring God back into the temples. It is wise not to be left out in this awakening. This is time to return to our Marker and our God, seeking His face continually.

Dear reader, please let us take a moment to think about this. It may sound foolish and unreasonable to some people, but remember how the initial, gentle warning about Covid19 met with a negative response until it was too late to handle without the loss of life. There is Danger in Delaying.

O. Margaret Akinloye


STAY ALIVE Do you know that one of the factors that predispose people to viral attack is weak immunity?

Stress, depression, anxiety, loneliness, worry weaken the immune system. These agents kill faster than just being infected with the monster Covid19. Probably they are contributing to the disturbing death rate in Italy, as Covid19 ravage the globe.

Find a way of connecting or talking to someone on the phone. The viruses have not discovered means of transmission through phone communication yet.

Show love, share hope, hold the heart and spend time with God. There is peace, an abundance of it in Christ.

You need to stay alive while the battle rages. It will soon be over. The world is almost there!

O. Margaret Akinloye