It is bad news to hear anything coronavirus from the last one month. The strain and stress on nations, governments, institutions, health facilities and religious bodies as well as general life’s situation is horribly getting off hand.
The pandemic is happening as though there is a huge wave of sand dust blown from the dry beaches of uninhabited resorts.
Except for few recoveries from the infections that seem to give small hope to mankind to breathe a sigh of relief, everything jams up to annul the small hope when new deaths and infections are announced.
This brief and hard-hitting write up on “disobedient” countries will give every reader some small pulsate of the wrong bearings of the human race on one side, and God the ever instructive instructor, creator of the universe and all things therein striking His whip.
I make a beep strapping search and analyse the toll of the coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic on mankind and nations and conclude that Covid 19 as researchers have come to name it, is not an ordinary living organism seen through the microscope to come up with such a conclusive name.
Researchers must concede that this pandemic is beyond science and that only reformation of attitude in mind about God and His powers as creator and owner of creation in its totality should be the way to go. The conception of such right to the creator becomes a step to finding a solution to the pandemic.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was right when he indulged Ghanaians to fast and pray on March 25, 2020, on his second national broadcast to the nation on the Covid 19, for God to have mercy on the human race and grant man the knowledge to find solutions to the pandemic; a clear sign of a religious and obedient nation led by a God-fearing and a God accepting leader.
The death toll from the Covid 19 sprang in camouflaging tactics, as some countries started recording deaths, some have over recorded infections and deaths and some now have declining status in mortality, while other countries have fluctuating figures to share to the world.
This merciless strain and punishment apparently and undoubtedly should be from God.
Figures from the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) site as at 1700hrs on March 24, had recorded 407,633 cases, 18,250 deaths 104,714 recovered cases, 284,669 currently infected patients with 272,122 in mild conditions and 12,547 in serious or critical conditions.
Italy, which would be the focus of this article has recorded 69,176 with new cases standing at 5,249 plus, with a total death at 6,820 and 743 new deaths, 8,326 total recoveries 54,030 active cases, 3,393 serious or critical with total infection cases per a population of million standing at 1,144 and total deaths in one million population at 113 cases within the same time.
Focus is on Italy because that is the home of the papacy and to some extent Christendom, where the Pope commands more than half the world’s Christian population through the Catholic faith, and where it is generally believed to be the hub of spiritual affirmation.
Just to put it in a blunt straight jacket form, infections and mortalities in the last one month, Italy recorded, overwhelming, leading figures to shut down of every functioning spec of that country’s economy.
Countries and same sex
It is important to note that some of the countries that have high numbers of infections and deaths and are those that have shamefully legitimized same sex marriages and conveniently practising it. The Bible in Leviticus 18:22 clearly states “do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”
Again, in the same Leviticus 20:13, it states “if a man also lie with mankind as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
Today, there are about thirty (30) countries in the world that have made proposals through their legislative bodies and legalized same sex marriages in the name of human rights, and not God’s commandments and obedience.
The most surprising of the countries including; Ireland, a Catholic-majority, which on May 22, 2015, became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular referendum. More than six-in-ten Irish voters (62%) in that referendum voted “yes” to amend the Constitution of Ireland to say that “marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.” Where could the Pope and the Pontiff be at the time these countries were turning their backs to God? Who was supposed to guide and lead the lost sheep in these countries?
Italy, and for that matter Rome, is supposed to be the seat of Christendom, where the Papacy commands millions of Christians in the catholic faith. It will interest you to know that just a handful of them go to church to pray and praise God for his goodness, love and kindness?
Romans (Rome), is in the Bible, and presumably the only state being part of God’s instructional book of faith. So by intuition, it is a blessed country that God has his hands and love on.
However, Italy is predominantly the most affected in this deadly coronavirus pandemic after China, lying glaringly in number two on the table of affected countries. Why should this happen to Rome? This is simple to digest.
Again, Italy has one of the biggest and strongest soccer leagues in the world; the Italian Seria A, and paying millions of dollars to footballers each league season.
It is expected that as seat of Christendom, the number of people who go to church on Sundays and other mass service days in that country will be more than the number that visit stadia on each match playing day. However, the opposite is the real situation of the seat of the Catholic Church and hub of spiritual affirmation.
On Sundays in Rome (Romans) when the soccer league opens and in session, every church virtually becomes empty, while the stadia get packed.
That is where God set his church from and that could be the simplest explanation why their punishment is enormous, for God has said in second chronicles “if my people who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land”. Similarly, God makes a firm declaration in Deuteronomy 30:10 that “if thou shall hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep His commandments and His statutes, which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.”