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Was the Covid pandemic a judgment from God?

Was the Covid pandemic a judgment from God?
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Stephen Lloyd
Stephen Lloyd Stephen Lloyd (MA, PhD Cambridge) works as a Researcher and Lecturer for Biblical Creation Trust and is also pastor of Hope Church, Gravesend. He contributed to the book 'Debating Darwin'.
29 December, 2022 5 min read

It is nearly three years since the outset of the Covid pandemic. How are we to assess what happened? In particular, was it an act of divine judgment on mankind?

Much pastoral wisdom is needed in how we respond to this question as there is plenty of opportunity for misunderstanding.

In the search for a simple answer, some adopt the following reasoning: ‘event P, affecting the group of people Q, is a judgment on sin R.’ However, this assessment is both arbitrary and ignorant.

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