N.T. Wright, one of the world’s foremost New Testament scholars, has written a most timely book, God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath.
Scholarly yet accessible, the book will appeal to pastors and laypeople alike in that it grapples with one of life’s most fundamental questions: Why do catastrophic events like the pandemic happen?
Some Christians have interpreted the pandemic as a sign of the end times, God’s judgment on a fallen world, or a reminder of the need to share our faith, but Wright rejects these easy answers.
He says shame on us as Christians if we need a pandemic to tell our neighbors the good news.
He doesn’t think that we are meant to understand the “dark power that from the start has tried to destroy God’s good handiwork,” but events like the pandemic give us a chance to be faithful even when we don’t understand God’s divine plan.
It’s a reassuring truth for these perplexing times.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?- We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.
What is your response?
If you are not a Christian, and would like to become a Christian. Simply say - "LORD Jesus, thank you for forgiving me of my SINs, today I am deciding to follow you. Accept me into your family, in Jesus name I pray. Amen "
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