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Is The Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Of God? Or Is It Evil?

Did you know the Word of God (the Christian Bible) speaks directly against what governments are doing with Covid-19 vaccine mandates? Get the facts here

¿Viene de Dios el mandato de vacuna contra el Covid-19? O ¿acaso es malo?

¿Sabía que la Palabra de Dios (la Biblia cristiana) condena de manera directa lo que los gobiernos están haciendo a través de los mandatos de vacuna contra el Covid-19? Obtenga los hechos aquí.


 

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Was There A Curse On Helen's Romantic Life?

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Should A Christian Practice Yoga Or Pilates? The Shocking Truth

Perhaps you practice yoga for health reasons, or to reduce stress. But, do you really know the diabolical goal of any form or style of yoga, including pilates? Get your answers here

La verdad espeluznante sobre el yoga revelada por la Biblia cristiana

Quizás practiques yoga por motivos de salud o para reducir el estrés. Pero, ¿realmente conoces el objetivo diabólico de cualquier forma o estilo de yoga, incluido el pilates? Obten tus respuestas aquí.


Communicating With The Dead: Learn The Shocking Truth

The spirit you think is mom, dad, or some other loved one from beyond the grave is NOT your loved one. But, what about the "proof" that the living can indeed talk to the dead? Let God's Word open your eyes to a deception that is pure evil. Read Spirits Of The Deceased

Comunicarse con los muertos: La impactante verdad

El espíritu que parece ser tu madre, padre o algún otro ser querido tuyo desde el más allá NO es tu ser querido. Pero, ¿qué hay de "la prueba" de que los vivos pueden comunicarse con los muertos? Permite que la Palabra de Dios te abra los ojos para que veas el engaño que es de la maldad pura. Te invitamos a leer ¿Están los muertos entre los vivos?

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Prayer Against Corona Virus: What Is Missing From The Message?

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Before the pandemic of the Corona virus, the vast majority of people lived their lives without ever giving God a thought. However, now that we are in the pestilence of Corona virus, they want God's attention...His full attention, His deliverance, His protection. While there's nothing wrong with wanting God's attention, protection and deliverance, we must remember that the Lord wants and demands something from us: our attention, worship and obedience. God is not to be forgotten in good times, and called upon only in times of trouble.

Before We Pray Against Covid-19


The general message--at least in the Americas and Europe--is to turn to the God of Israel...the Spirit behind the Scriptures of the Holy Bible. Proof of this is the mention of biblical Scripture when leaders are asking for prayer against Corona virus. One president quoted Psalm 91:3-6 directly from the Bible, which says, "Surely he shall deliver thee from...the pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust. His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for...the pestilence that walketh in darkness..."

Now that we know it is to the God of the Christian Bible that people are being urged to pray, we should know what the God of the Bible has said to us. Because His Word is more than simply Scriptures on which we want to focus when we're in trouble. If we start by looking at the Scripture we just read, we see that we're told, "...His truth shall be thy shield." Many people believe in having their own truth as evidenced by the legalization of such things as abortion and gay marriage. These things are clearly and forcefully condemned in biblical Scripture behind which is the God to whom people are being told to lift prayer against the Corona virus. Do we want God's deliverance from Covid-19, but not His truth? The answer to that question is "yes"...when people are truthful. However, it's not about what we want, but rather about what God demands. And God commands repentance. He demands that we turn from our evil ways. He will then heal the land. Now let us take a look at the biblical Scriptures which tell us all of these things, because we cannot pick and choose which Scriptures we'll cling to, and which ones we'll reject. Consider the following messages that are circulating about prayer against the Corona virus, and the message God has given in His Word.

"Do Not Fear Corona Virus"


While we should not be crippled with fear, it is irresponsible to tell people not to fear Covid-19. Why? Because when we don't fear, we don't do what we should do. To fear something is to respect it's power...it's threat. And that can be a life saver. We should fear electricity, and respect its power, so that we don't do foolish things. We should properly fear the Corona virus enough to do what we should, which is to wear a mask, practice social distancing, stay home, disinfect, etc. Likewise, people should be encouraged to fear the Lord, because when we don't respect His commandments, there are consequences. The Word of the God to whom people are told to pray says, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. But fools despise wisdom and instruction." (Proverbs 1:7) That clearly tells us anyone who doesn't fear God is a fool. People are being told to pray to God against the Corona virus, but they're not being told to fear the Lord...the very One who is able to deliver from Covid-19. And what is everyone who calls on God told to do? Our answer is in 1 Peter 1:17, which reads, "And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons, judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here (on earth) in FEAR." If you call on the Lord, you must fear the Lord. When you stubbornly persist in disobeying His commands, you do not fear Him properly.

Just Pray Against Covid-19...Never mind Repentance


Doesn't the Bible say in Acts 2:21, "Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved"? Yes, it does. Let's remember that the Bible is compiled of numerous Scriptures that must be taken as a whole. In the very same Bible we also read, "Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity" (2 Timothy 2:19). "Iniquity" is sin. People are being encouraged to pray against the Corona virus, but not to repent from iniquity.

And if you pray against the Corona virus, let us remember that the answer to prayers are often conditional. We read that God said to Ezekiel, "Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit abominations which they commit here? For they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger...Therefore will I also deal in fury. Mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity. And though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them" (Ezekiel 8:17-18).

Yes, there are times the Lord will not hear our prayers. However, unless we have committed the unpardonable sin, there is one prayer He will hear: the prayer of repentance, which should be sincere. We read, "If we CONFESS our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)

Christians, now that even political leaders are asking for prayer against the Corona virus, it is a perfect time to remind people that the Bible tells us to "behold therefore the goodness AND severity of God." (Romans 11:22)

Should Christians Call on God Against The Corona Virus?


Prayers that some followers of Jesus are lifting include requests for God to get the attention of people who need to think about their mortality. Who need to repent of their sins. Who need to make quality time for the Lord. Who need to fear God. And they are praying for the Lord's intervention into the pandemic of Covid-19 in any and every way that is according to His will.

So, is Corona virus some type of punishment from God? Is it His judgment on the earth? No one who hasn't heard a specific message directly from the Lord should make such a statement. Believers should simply remember and remind others that there are consequences for persisting in sin and abominations. Many laboratories are conducting experiments that are not pleasing to God. And the people stubbornly persist in their sins, without shame. Therefore, all will not be well all the time. What is more is that we should remember what Christ told us in Matthew 24:7. He said, "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there shall be famines and PESTILENCES, and earthquakes in divers places."

We also know that pandemics are indeed one of the four judgments God sends on earth (Ezekiel 14:21). Therefore, it does not go against the Bible to say that COVID-19 could possibly be judgment.

If we would repent, study God's Word, pray and keep the Lord's commandments, we would be the people of God. And as people of God, we can trust in Psalm 91:1-8...even in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Does that mean Christians don't need to do all the same things non-Christians are doing to help stop the spread of the Corona virus? Sadly, some Christians claim they believe God will just miraculously protect them from getting infected no matter what they do or don't do. Such a belief goes against what biblical Scripture has revealed about disease...infectious disease in particular. See our article: Do Christians Have God's Protection Against the Corona Virus?

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