Nigerians: Coronavirus can't infect 'children of God'?
Twenty six percent of Nigerians believe they canâ€™t be infected with coronavirus because they are â€śchildren of Godâ€ť, a study has claimed.
According to the study carried out by NOIPolls, they also believe they cannot contract the killer virus because of other factors including strong genes, the countryâ€™s weather, intake of herbs and the belief that the virus is â€śunAfricanâ€ť.
NOIPolls is a country-specific polling service in the West African region, with support from Gallup (USA) to develop opinion research in Nigeria. It is named after Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (NOI), its creator who happens to be an ex-VP of world bank....
Frank wrote: Thanks brother! And I know that you have given this much thought. All of us will differ somewhat on this subject. All of us will experience different things. But just think, one day we will have perfect understanding of this issue. Have a great day my fellow pilgrim. P.S. you are right on the pre-tribulation rapture. I used to debate those things on the forum, but now will only do it via email. There is no pre-tribulation rapture.
Total immunity is not one of the blessings which GOD provides to sinners.
Suffering and death are part of the experiences of real life.
Endurance is closer to the gift of God during trauma and the ordeal of life on earth.
2Cor 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
And the Lord promised:- "My grace is sufficient for thee"
John UK wrote: Thanks Frank for your thoughts and experiences on this. As you know, I give it a lot of thought, so I appreciate the willingness of others to share. Good on yer, Pilgrim.
Thanks brother! And I know that you have given this much thought. All of us will differ somewhat on this subject. All of us will experience different things. But just think, one day we will have perfect understanding of this issue.
Have a great day my fellow pilgrim.
P.S. you are right on the pre-tribulation rapture. I used to debate those things on the forum, but now will only do it via email. There is no pre-tribulation rapture.
This area of Christianity is certainly intriguing. Here are some of my thoughts. If a missionary has been sent by the Lord to a dangerous area, then the Lord will either protect him from â€śany and all dangersâ€ť or He will permit him to be killed. IOW, if they are bitten by a poisonous snake, it will not harm them unless the Lord â€śallows itâ€ť. Nothing is difficult for the Lord.
During my travels, I have seen the Lord work in contemporaneous ways that cannot be humanly explained. And, during those same travels, I have seen the Lord not do the things I prayed about and expected.
So, I simplify my thoughts this way. It is my responsibility to pray and ask the Lord for something "in faith". It is His responsibility to say yes, no or later. I do my part and of course He will do His. I am the slave; He is the owner. My faith should not be affected by His response.
Lastly, if our heavenly Father doesnâ€™t answer prayers, then He is not God. If He answered all my prayers in the manner I asked for, I would quickly become someone who thinks they can order God around; like a genie. So, I am against Deism and Charismania.
Hebrews chapter 11 said the world was not worthy of those that were martyred.
There is no doubt biblically that there is provision for the body in the atonement, especially healing. The only problem I see, is when exactly does that benefit become available? A verse in the gospels, quoting an OT prophecy, appears to show it is here and now, and this was why there was so much power in the early church. My tendency is to believe it is future, after resurrection. After all, we know for certain that no believer will ever be sick, or die, after they are resurrected, and are living in eternity. Whereas how many believers do you know who have been cured of serious illnesses like MS, ME, Cancer, Parkinsons, Dementia, and so on? I have not seen any myself.