Pastor and author Antonio Junior, owner of the largest Christian YouTube channel, talks about how to get through times of crisis and disagrees with some religious faith would be an unconditional shield against the risk of coronavirus.
Since the pandemic coronavirus has become a reality, officials recommended the quarantine and, In some cases, imposed restrictions which resulted in preventing agglomeration of people and changed the routine all. With this, all public places were affected, including those who are rightly identified as the fate of those who seek for a divine miracle, the churches.
The closing of the churches caused an uproar a few faithful, who claimed that protect and adhere to the quarantine, would not rely on the power of God, and even religious leaders, they were reluctant to the last moment against the closure of the temples and the meetings and services. However, posture is not a consensus among all.
The pastor Antonio Junior, writer and digital influencer, owner of the largest evangelical YouTube channel, disagree with the attitude of these people: “No use you have faith that the coronavirus will not infect you or you will be cured if you do your part. In the Bible it is written that one should not tempt God. If there is danger of contagion, no use I expose myself and find that God has an obligation to make me immune. As it is written in Proverbs 22 verse 3, the prudent foresees evil, and hides; but the simple pass on, and are punished. "
Superpowers of faith
Antonio Junior reveals that some religious believe that faith brings a kind of invincibility: "In the case of coronavirus it is not just a matter of having faith. We must do as Jesus and not try to find God that we do not do our part. Even with this promise of protection through faith, Yes, it's possible, the Christian to be infected by any virus or illness, because we are humans and we still suffer the sufferings of this world (John 16:33). Therefore, not tempt God, in this case, means to be prudent, it means, follow medical and government guidelines to avoid contamination of the disease, After all, the bibia says that the rulers are ministers of God for our good, or, at least, It is what everyone should be. "
To the pastor, faith does not relieve us of all evil, but it helps us to overcome all difficulties: “Once, Jesus taught that the rains, furious storms and winds ravage the homes of all, good and bad, both of which have the house built on the rock as of that they built on sand (Matthew 7:24-27). Therefore, do not use their faith as an excuse to act irresponsibly and ignoring the risks that the coronavirus can bring you and your family. "
Faith, hope and love
Second Antonio Junior, you need to do your part not only to avoid being infected with the virus, but as a sign of respect and love for others: "If the home has not elderly, less bad. So that now, remember that you can contract the virus and have contact with other people, consequently that, transmit to others who live with elderly (most vulnerable). Therefore, do your part: wash your hands, do not go to crowded places, cover the face when coughing and sneezing, avoid physical contact, and above all, remember what the Bible says: “Now, these three remain: the EV, hope and love. The largest, but, it's love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13). In other words: Have FAITH that you will be free of coronavirus. Have HOPE that this pandemic will pass. Keep LOVE the people (not only of his family), it is this feeling that you will act responsibly. "
Coronavirus according to biblical interpretation
To the pastor, or coronavirus, as well as many other diseases and public calamities, They are already provided biblical signs that happen. Antonio Junior warns that faith helps to stand firm in the face of what the Bible calls the Principle of Sorrows (Matthew 24:8), and that one day the end will come. However, when we give ourselves to God instead of thinking that he will solve everything for us, not do our part, then He blesses us and frees us from all evil. See the Lord's promise to us: "If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, of heaven will hear, I forgive their sin and will heal their land " (2 Chronicles 7:13,14).”