Should Coronavirus be considered an Act of God…or …?
The Chicago Tribune Article titled, Governor (Illinois) cancel school across Illinois until the March 30 to slow virus, reported in effect that the virus is an act of God to allow teachers to be paid.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to question who is really to blame for the coronavirus and argue the wisdom of finger pointing the blame of coronavirus as an act of God in a State that is liberal, secular, and financially broke.
In their heart’s humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. (Proverb 16:9 NIV)
3:11 God has made everything fit beautifully in its appropriate time, but he has also placed ignorance in the human heart so that people cannot discover what God has ordained, from the beginning to the end of their lives.
Yahweh has made everything in relation to its counterpart, and so the wicked man for an evil day.” (Proverb 16:4)
What’s My Point?
Wikipedia lists three contemporary definitions of the term Act of God, Contract Law, Tort Law, and Theology.
The news is flooded with political finger pointing of who to blame for the coronavirus outbreak, China, Trump, etc. etc.
Frankly, if you discern the above King Solomon ancient verses, King Solomon observed 3000 years ago that if you want to finger point who to blame, in every case it is the human heart rather than God.
For example, in our contemporary times the recent outbreaks of HIV/AIDDs, STD, swine flu, etc., and now coronavirus was the result of a human choice instead of an act of God.
Frankly, I have no objections to Governor Pritzker decision to pay the teachers even though the State is broke because his governing predecessors never saved up for a rainy day.
However, nothing in the Wikipedia three legal definitions apply to coronavirus based on the present presumption that China has been eating wild animals for the last 1000 years.
In My Opinion
My Point is in a liberal, secular State of Illinois, or any State that controls education that teaches every subject under the sun except the wisdom and love of God, should to point their fingers and blame God for the coronavirus pandemic.
Read the article and a previous post that explains what I surmised King Solomon explained to the Queen of Sheba who to blame when humans are affected by earthquakes, floods, etc., etc., in the Wikipedia article.
Act of God or acts of folly of human choices?
Was it wise to believe the USA to choose to be a service economy and become dependent on China to supply 90 percent of all USA medicines and medical supplies?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Wikipedia – Act of God