Where did COVID-19 come from?
Christian speaker and author Priscilla Shirer told the audience at the “Q 2020 Virtual Summit” this week that there was a silver lining to the pandemic if everyone could just push back against Satan and his virus.
The Christian Post highlighted her comments:
Just as God can use even the worst tragedies for good, Satan similarly “will try to use everything that he can to turn it into a scheme or a tactic to discourage God’s people, to dissuade them, to make them feel like they’re defeated, even though we already have the victory,” Shirer stressed.
“I get to choose: Am I going to let fear run my life? Or am I going to let the hope that comes from the position I have in Jesus run my life?” she posited. “Do we make choices out of fear, out of anxiety, out of insecurity about the future, or do we say, ‘Wait a minute, that’s not who we are. That’s not what is wired into my spiritual DNA. I’m not going to let the enemy use this as a scheme to now make me start making decisions out of that place.”
In coming years, parents will be able to tell their children “what we did to stave off the schemes of the enemy, and they’ll be able to emulate our lives, not because they heard about it, but because we told them straight from our mouths that we’ve seen it work in our own experiences,” she said.
Part of this is a standard Christian message about not letting our lives be governed by fear. But when Shirer claims the virus is just one of Satan’s tools, she’s lending credibility to the misguided pastors and Christian lawyers who want to open churches everywhere as early as next week or protest outside state capitols. You almost wish more Christians would be afraid. Their refusal to heed shelter-in-place guidelines isn’t just a threat to their own personal health, but everyone they might come in contact with.
It’s strange to say that a little fear might be healthy, but fear of the virus keeps people home. A little fear keeps people safe.
In a sense, she ought to be thanking Satan, not urging people to fight back when they don’t have the ability to do so just yet.
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