Is the Coronavirus a Modern-Day Plague?

“Is the Coronavirus a modern-day plague?”  This question arose at a Tuesday morning training session for young gospel workers.  We’d been studying Exodus and had reached chapters 7-11 which describe plagues that the Lord sent to decimate Egypt and make his name known in all the earth.  Around the same time as the Coronavirus was picking up steam, the news was published that locusts were decimating crops in East Africa.  Of course, to students of Exodus, an army of crop-devouring locusts rings a bell (Exodus 10:1-21).  Are destructive powers like the Coronavirus and the locusts in East Africa modern-day plagues?  […]

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