Is the Coronavirus the Sign of the End? by Greg Albrecht
Here we go again. It’s the end of the world … again! It seems with every catastrophe, war and pandemic the prognosticators, soothsayers, fortune tellers, scam artists and snake oil salesman come out of the woodwork, peddling their tonics, elixirs and solutions. Sadly, many do so by twisting the Bible into a pretzel like configuration, as “proof” of their ideas, books and products.
As alarming news of the coronavirus started to spread, Jim Bakker, a discredited televangelist who served almost five years in jail for defrauding his listeners and followers, was back in action. He started to offer his colloidal silver product which he called the “Silver Solution” on his television program. While carefully couching his claims, he claimed this panacea “works on just about everything.”
The outcry that followed caused the state of New York to order him to stop promoting this product, which of course feeds on rampant fears and panic. He is facing a lawsuit in the state of Missouri – at this point his website has removed the colloidal silver products he was promoting.
It’s a zoo out there – and sadly, many people are hawking their wares in the name of God. Using their interpretation of the Bible to justify their products and to fan the flames of fear and worry … ultimately causing the unwary to rely on the fearmonger.
If you are interested in an overview of the methodologies employed by many, with a historical review, here’s a link to a July/August 2006 Plain Truth cover story I wrote titled “Flaws and Fallacies of Plugging Headlines Into the Bible”.
And for more about the current scams that are being offered, here’s an excellent piece from CNN:
|Coronavirus is bringing a plague of dangerous doomsday predictions – CNN|
In the summer of 2008, an elderly psychic who claimed she started receiving premonitions at age 5 published a book that contained an ominous prediction. “In around 2020, a severe pneumonia …www.cnn.com
Much of the furor within the Christian world concerns the book of Revelation and what it means. One of our Friends and Partners told me yesterday that he is responding to the crisis, confusion and consternation and all the hype that is driving fear and worry by dusting off and re-reading his copy of my book “Revelation Revolution – The Overlooked Message of the Apocalypse.”
If you would like to know more about this last book of the Bible, and the comfort, peace and hope it gives us all, here’s a link which will provide you an idea of its message.