Coronavirus and the Sovereignty of God

by Dale Partridge

By God’s grace, we do not live in a world that is governed by Satan. Jesus said prior to His ascension, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” Earlier during His ministry, we see that Jesus commands not only demons and people but even the winds and sea obey Him (Matthew 8:24-27). That is to say, we have King who is ruling this world.

A health crisis can be unsettling. An outbreak of a disease can cause fear in people. But as Christians, how are we to respond to such life events? Is the Coronavirus something that surprised God? Was King Jesus not expecting this to happen? Or, is this pandemic, in some way, part of God’s sovereign plan for His world; and through it, He will accomplish the building of His Kingdom?

In this episode of Real Christianity, Dale and Veronica Partridge discuss the current outbreak of Coronavirus and how God’s sovereignty can offer us peace in the midst of chaos.

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Scripture References

  • Matthew 28:18

    “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”

  • James 4:15  

    “Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”

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