The CoronaVirus (COVID-19), a Christian response ☣ Podcast #20
It is a bad testimony that many professing Christians on social media demonstrate a lack of faith, or trust in the Lord through these various troubles. Henceforth, here is my Podcast on the CoronaVirus – COVID-19. And no, my gas mask is not for the CoronaVirus. That was to grab your attention.
The Lord Jesus forewarned –
“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows [birth pangs]” (Matthew 24:7-8).
Matthew Henry on Matthew 24:7 –
“From the time that the Jews rejected Christ, and He left their house desolate, the sword never departed from them. See what comes of refusing the Gospel. Those who will not hear the messengers of peace, shall be made to hear the messengers of war. But where the heart is fixed, trusting in God, it is kept in peace, and is not afraid. It is against the mind of Christ. That his people should have troubled hearts even in troublous times.”
CH Spurgeon on Matthew 24:7-8 –
“One would think that there’s sorrow enough in “famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places”; but our Lord said that “all these” were only “the beginning of sorrows.” The first birth pangs of the travail that must precede His coming, either to Jerusalem, or to the whole world. If famines, pestilence, and earthquake are only the beginning or sorrows,” what may we not expect the end to be? This prophecy ought both to warn the disciples of Christ what they may expect, wean them from the world where all these and greater sorrows are to be expected.”