Michael Brown on The Coronavirus: From Prophecy to Conspiracy Theory to Pragmatism

What are we to make of the coronavirus? Is it true that God has spoken through modern-day prophets who have declared the virus will be short-lived? Should we believe the theorists who claim the virus is a manmade weapon? And on a practical level, do we follow the hyper-caution of Israel’s Netanyahu or the more laid-back approach of President Trump?

As far as prophecies go, Pastor Shawn Boltz posted this on March 3: “The Lord showed me The end of the Coronavirus…the tide is turning now!

“He is answering the prayers and cries of the nations and is putting an end in sight. The exaggerated fear based tactics of both the enemy and several media outlets for political reasons is coming to an end. The enemy has been trying to distract and steal from several equally important purposes and issues by dominating airwaves with conspiracy and fear.

“Even now several vaccines are coming out as well as a natural dying out of the virus itself. The Lord is saying ‘I am removing the threat of this.’

“Within a short amount of time the extreme threat will feel like it is in the way past.”

As of this writing, there is no end in sight to the virus, although it is allegedly under control in countries like South Korea and China.

So, if this prophecy is to prove true, there will need to be a very quick turnaround.

For example, “German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that up to 70% of the country’s population – some 58 million people – could contract the coronavirus.”

And in Italy, “Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the closure of schools, gyms, museums, nightclubs and other venues across the country, which on Wednesday passed 10,000 confirmed infections.”

If Boltz really heard from the Lord, we should see supernatural evidence of it very soon.

As for conspiracy theories, as expected, in some circles, the Jews are being blamed for the virus. But this is to be expected. In centuries past, “the Jews” were accused of poisoning the wells, leading to the Black Plague.

Now, the Jerusalem Post reports, “Iran has pushed several reports claiming that ‘Zionists’ were behind the coronavirus. Press TV also quoted the same website that was at the center of an antisemitic article from 2017 that claimed ‘America’s Jews are driving America’s wars.’

“On March 5, Press TV claimed that ‘Zionist elements developed a deadlier strain of coronavirus against Iran.’”

So, Iran mishandles the outbreak of COVID-19, and it’s all the fault of Israel.

A more plausible explanation is that the virus was developed by China. At least that’s what my Chinese driver told me after picking me up in the airport in Australia.

He told me quite emphatically that COVID-19 was manmade, developed as a weapon by Chinese scientists.

When I asked him where he learned this, he replied, “The internet.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Brown