Is coronavirus the apocalyptic ‘Plague’ predicted in the Book of Revelation?
According to niche Christian organizations reading the Bible’s Book of Revelation, THE END OF THE WORLD will be preceded by widespread sickness and plague. Could the scourge described in the Bible be the coronavirus outbreak currently sweeping the globe?
Since its first appearance in China in late 2019, the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has affected over 180.6 million people. As of June 28, 2021, the virus had killed at least 3.92 million people. Fears of the Apocalypse, as described in the Christian Bible, have risen as a result of the disease’s rapid spread.
The coronavirus has been linked to prophecies in the Bible’s Book of Revelation, according to conspiracy theorists and some Christian preachers.
The Apostle John’s Book of Revelation describes the end of the world and Jesus Christ’s Second Coming.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will appear in the Bible’s last chapters to devastate massive swaths of the world.
The Book of Revelation, according to Jeremiah Jaques of the Philadelphia Church of God website, is about “things that will be hereafter.”
“In Revelation 6, John was inspired to write about the’seven seals’ that lead up to Jesus Christ’s return,” he remarked.
“The ‘Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’ are generally referred to as the first four.
“Verses 1 to 8 portray religious deception, war, famine, and disease.”
The Fourth Horseman is described by John the Apostle as “Death,” who is followed by “Hades” or “Hell.”
The Fourth Horseman is known as “Pestilence” or “Plague” in some Bible interpretations and translations.
This is a sickly, disturbing, and relentless personification of illness epidemics.
Philadelphia Church of God’s Jeremiah Jaques
“This is a personification of illness epidemics — sickening, haunting, and unyielding,” Mr Jaques remarked.
“According to the scripture, the anemic-looking horseman who represents illness will murder ‘the fourth half of the earth’ alongside the other three riders.
“With the current population of 7.7 billion people, that figure would be nearly 2 billion.”
“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him,” reads the complete passage in question, Revelation 6:8.
“And they were given control over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with the sword, with hunger, with death, and with the beasts of the ground,” says the Bible.
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