God’s Coronavirus judgment has brought the unsaved world and all professed Christians to a spiritual crossroads. From His perspective anchored in the Bible, the issue for the unsaved is will they repent of sin and turn to God through faith in the Gospel of His Son, Jesus Christ, for salvation; for guilty professed Christians it is will they repent from all sin in disobedience to His written Word objectively presented and easily understood by the willing? The closeness of the foretold state of being irreversibly deceived and hardened in heart and more devastating warning judgments leading to God’s Day of cosmic shaking wrath demands an urgency of the now in making one’s decision!
Regardless of the natural origin of the Coronavirus, it is ultimately of the sovereign God who by “the Word” and “Son of His love” “created all things,” (John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:13-17; Revelation 4:11, NKJV)! Too, the rapid global and yet, controlled spread of the virus can only be accurately described as being of biblical proportions as even many unsaved secularists have done recalling the plagues referenced in the Bible that were set in motion supernaturally by God (Exodus 9:1-7). Nonetheless, these unsaved secularists joined by some professed Christians refuse to take to heart what they are seeing and actually acknowledge the Almighty God; turning to Him in all humility and fear leading to repentance and faith to be saved from His coming wrath (Psalm 145)!
Instead, unlike Pharaoh’s magicians only initially arrogantly confident in ignorance up against the power of God (Exodus 5:1-2, 7:8-13), after nearly two thousand years of the knowledge of God spread throughout the earth in the Gospel science willfully leads the charge to defeat the Coronavirus in the best tradition of pride-filled man versus nature movie epics.1 Rather than humility and fear, emboldened and cocky because of all of its past successes in microbial warfare God in grace and mercy has granted (Psalm 103:8-10), science entities such as Pfizer have run television commercials trumpeting “the power of science” alone to prevail yet again in the Coronavirus pandemic.2
The grace of God continues to be manifested to whatever extent the Coronavirus abates along with other present plagues of His warning judgments and those to follow. The Lord’s warning judgments are merciful because they precede the full outpour of His wrath upon all sin hardened mankind that refuse as Pharaoh to obey His commands. In the case of Pharaoh, it was let Israel go from Egypt; with all guilty humanity it is the command to repent and believe the Gospel to be saved from His wrath on the Day of judgment as He led me to write in recent posts (Exodus 6:10-13; Acts 17:30-31).3 Truly, these days are to God as those of Noah before the flood (Genesis 6:5-13)!
God also commands the world under Satan to stop troubling Israel so the people might serve Him back in their land and brings the severe plagues to come, His wrath and final war of the ages at Christ’s Second Coming to fulfill this part of His will (Isaiah 51:17-52:3, 66:15-16; Ezekiel 38:18-23; Joel 3:1-17; Zechariah 12:1-9). Indeed, God’s plagues on Israel’s behalf will bring Him glory a second time like they did at first with Pharaoh as I wrote in a previous post.4 For just as Pharaoh who hardened his heart required escalating displays of God’s power, so too, those today that trust in science among their many false gods He will utterly humiliate and defeat (Exodus 7:1-7; Job 9:4-13).
Pharaoh’s magicians were able to match God in only the first two of His ten plagues (Exodus 7:19-8:7). On the third plague when God brought forth living lice from dust, Pharaoh’s magicians had to give it up declaring, ‘“This is the finger of God,’” (Exodus 8:16-19, NKJV). Nevertheless, his heart irreversibly hardened, Pharaoh refused to repent! Again, my God is so gracious and mighty He has had the coming severe plagues and His wrath prophetically laid out with specificity for all to read in the last book of His written Word since the end of the first century (Revelation 8-9, 16). Amazingly though, despite seeing the fulfillment of these foretold plagues and powerless to avert them, just like Pharaoh, irreversibly hardened hearts will still refuse to repent (Revelation 9:20-21; 16:8-11)!
This post is yet another display of God’s grace who in love seeks to save not destroy mankind (John 3:16; Romans 5:6-11; 2 Peter 3:9). Today is the day of decision as we all stand at the spiritual crossroads the Lord has brought the world to through His Coronavirus judgment. As it is written, “behold, now is the day of salvation.”5 And, ‘“Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,’” (2 Corinthians 6:2; Hebrews 3:15, NKJV). No one knows when hereafter the Lord will suddenly and finally let stubborn hearts unwilling to repent irreversibly harden over as He did with Pharaoh in prelude to His coming severe plagues that prove their condition. Has not the Coronavirus judgment well alerted us to suddenness? Let the guilty then, be diligent to repent!
1 If after asserting the divine prophetic will Christ fulfills and commands, the apostle Paul declares that the Gospel has been preached to the whole world even still in the
first century, then, what is the reality nearly twenty centuries later (Mark 1:14-15, 16:15; Romans 10:14-18; Colossians 1:3-8, 21-23)? Western societies have been so
saturated with the Gospel to this hour rejection within them cannot be truthfully characterized as anything but “willful” and rebellion (Psalm 2:1-3)!
2 View Pfizer’s April 2020 television commercial touting their fight and all of science against the Coronavirus entitled, Science Will Win, on YouTube. In it, the company
says science is “the most certain thing there is;” a statement as arrogant, brazenly anti-God and secularly atheistic as can be made by mankind!
3 See the April 5, 2020 post, God Is Speaking and Does Anybody Repent Anymore? posted on April 19, 2020 both under the category, Call To Repent
4 Read the September 29, 2019 post, God Almighty In A 21st Century World, under the category, Bible Prophecy.
5 I made my decision long ago; “ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around” (Joshua 24:14-15)! Truly, understanding the times is why every aspiring strong man and great
woman of God in the image of Jesus Christ I write about in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics, is moving in the urgency of now, to proclaim the Gospel
about and witness Him as remains our mission till the end! The day mankind can decide is now. The Day of God’s wrath is too late since He as Judge renders His de-
cision (Joel 3:12-14). Get a print copy or digital download of the book at major internet booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ChristianBooks.com and Apple
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It is truly unfortunate, but not surprising that with all else our nation must deal with at this hour, unresolved racial issues have recently come to the surface again through the citizen and police murders of black Americans, freshly proving racism is not a past thing. The incidents and resulting explosion of initial violent rioting, looting, protest marches and rallies not just by black Americans, but Americans from every hue were sparked by the recorded video of a Minneapolis, MN police officer’s murder of black American male, George Floyd. I wrote about this incident as the Lord led June 21, 2020 in a post under the category, Black History, entitled Has Racial Justice Arrived in America?
This time, among the early voices speaking empathy and counsel into as well as engaging with the crisis are a number of especially younger conservative white Christians. Along with the manifold increase of white Americans across the political and social spectrum in general, conservative white Christians as America’s “moral majority” speaking anything but condemnation into a riotous racial crisis is recent. While there have been apologies for slavery and Jim Crow segregation and endless talking by white conservative Christians with amicable black clergy about racial reconciliation since the 1960’s, as I have written in other posts, there has not been any real, widespread progress.1
Our majority white society as a once professed Christian nation propped up supposedly by morals and ethics drawn from the Bible, has far too long tolerated the abuse of its black and other citizens of color in many forms that actually run counter to it (Zechariah 7:8-12; Mark 12:28-34; Luke 10:25-37; Romans 13:8-10). Not biblical Christianity as the order of the day since the nation’s founding, but corrupt, counterfeit manmade forms of it that even allowed for slave owners to commit adultery on their wives with their female slaves; church pastors, deacons and congregants to brutalize and terrorize blacks using burning crosses as a symbol of hate among many other evil acts.2
Such deeds were done while police, judges, educators, businesses, legislators (often as active participants) along with the larger white society through silent indifference were complicit.3 Over the past hundred years the most vocal champions of maintaining the morality of the Bible among professed Christians has been white Americans that self-identify as conservative in their religious, social and political convictions. Many are also intensely patriotic, devoted Americans who ascribe to the phrase “God and Country” as their motto though, on such issues as allowing systemic racism in their churches and other entities, God’s will in Christ has clearly been secondary (John 13:34-35).
However, at this strategic moment during God’s Coronavirus judgment when the festering sore of racial injustice has ruptured once more, younger conservative white Christians are speaking up perhaps finally perceiving, God Himself keeps bringing up the matter because those professing to know Him among their ranks have not dealt with it in accord with His written Word! After all, as I have offered in other posts, a “biblically conservative Christian” is supposed to be about objectively interpreting, applying and preserving the whole Word of God as it is written! In no place does it advocate for or tolerate hating a brother in Christ for any reason (1 John 2:7-11, 3:10-15, 4:20-21).4
Besides being and presenting the world a corrupt if not outright counterfeit form of biblical Christianity, guilty conservative white Christians (to include those calling themselves “Evangelicals”) have been hypocritical by insisting “our nation” uphold their cherry-picked morals and ethics from the Bible while they undergirded its systemic racism to this hour. This reality has been among the chief reasons many former biblically conservative black American Civil Rights activists searching for righteous allies over the years have abandoned the effort among their ostensible like-minded white brothers. Instead, those that are guilty through lack of faith in and impatience with God have to their shame taken up with rebels against Him for help (Psalm 2:1-3; Isaiah 30:1-5; Philippians 3:17-21).
The guilty among de facto apostate black Americans will give an account to God, but so will conservative white professed Christians who have been more loyal to a humanly invented religious, social and political philosophy that permits such sins as racism under the guise of Christianity than to the Lord who calls all to repent! Indeed, why but for sin am I as a black Ministry leader who has remained faithful as a biblical conservative not fully embraced and supported by conservative white professed Christians? Your sinful flesh built conservative philosophy does not welcome those of any race much less inferior black males who speak biblical truth challenging the wicked status quo; one white church elder once intimating this to me by essentially saying I needed to shut up!5
Now, though, the Lord during His Coronavirus judgment is plainly showing racism is one of the issues He is calling the guilty to repentance from among professing Christianity emptied out of its buildings. The authentic younger conservative white Christians coming forth repentant and in the power of the Holy Spirit to actually take a stand with their black brothers are representative of those I spoke of in my June 21st post.6 May the Lord bless you and all others to follow in what is very likely a last chance for conservative white Christians to get on the right side of the Bible and help forestall the eruption of greater ethnic conflict awhile longer in America; conflict ongoing in many parts of the world that fulfills another of the Lord’s foretold occurrences to precede His soon coming (Matthew 24:7a).
1 See the posts, Moral Pressure Rightly Applied, May 4, 2014, Biblical Equality And Equity, July 5, 2015 and Professing Christian Racism Is Sin Too, December 11, 2016
all under the category, Call To Repent.
2 Read the two-part post beginning August 21, 2016, Christianity The Religion Of Men, under the category, Instruction followed by Christianity The Religion American
Style (which shows how even many black religionists to this hour mimic the practice of it by their former masters so pervasive is it) posted on September 4, 2016 and
the two-part post beginning September 11, 2016, American Culture’s Religion, all under the category, Call To Repent.
3 Read the August 9, 2015 post, Silent Endorsers Of Evil, under the category, Instruction. Whether Christians or not, like the white pre-Civil War Abolitionists, it has been
heartening to see current white protest marchers for racial justice carrying signs with wording like “Silent no more” and “Not silent and complicit.”
4 See footnote #9 in the two-part post, The Racial Divide, under the category, Call To Repent, that begins July 29, 2018 to see how the Lord led me to make a distinction
between “conservative” and “biblically conservative” to avoid any confusion about the Christians faithfully obeying His whole Word as it is written! Also, read the April
19, 2015 post, On The Lord’s Side, under the category, The Cause, cited in the footnote for a discussion of why all professed Christians ought to be standing with the
Lord Jesus as Bible conservatives!
5 Get my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics to understand why aspiring strong men of God in the image of Jesus Christ from every hue must be willing to
stand and speak as He commands (Matthew 10:24-33)! Get a print copy or digital download of the book at major internet booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble,
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6 I invite those that are biblically conservative from all hues to stand with and support us at this like-minded Christian black American founded Ministry! The Ministry is cur-
rently engaged in a campaign to raise my 2020 full-time salary and are 63% there. Learn more at https://fundrazr.com/salarycampaign1. I am also seeking to raise the
funds necessary to license the music used in and Webcast our still relevant 1994 radio docu-drama, From Slavery To Victory: One Man’s Journey that presents a biblical
worldview of the black American experience from West Africa on our From Slavery To Victory Education Project Web Site. Read my brief appeal letter and give at
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