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Aug 01, 2020 05:12 pm

We live in a very strange time. The strangeness is not necessarily caused by the blustering politics, worldview clashes and a viral pandemic crashing over the globe. The strangeness is not necessarily caused by the swirling media confusion either. Rather, it is strange because we think we should be immune, pardon the pun, to such a confusing pandemic. Of course we don’t live in the “dark ages,” right? Our time is a time of modernity, advanced science, high technology and a cure-all healthcare system. We assume that this all will keep the little bad bugs at bay.

But when we step back, we see ourselves for who we are: fallen human beings living in a fallen world. That’s why, amidst our confidence in our advanced science and advanced healthcare, we still tremble at words like “virus” and “bacteria.” As we stare down these little monsters, our minds flash with vivid and bombastic images of suffering, fear and death. I think this fear drives the colossal age old question: did God originally create these evil lilliputian bugs to be evil monstrous monsters to kill us? And really, why would God allow these rogue little virus particles to exist?

Virtuous Viral Friends

From the biblical perspective, disease-causing viruses come as no surprise.

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