As of the writing of this article, the epidemic known as Coronavirus (COVID-19) has officially claimed the lives of 1,523 people with an estimated 66,492 infected in a relatively short period of time and the numbers are rapidly growing. All but three of these deaths have taken place in Mainland China but the virus has spread to 25 countries and continues to infect victims all over the world. Notably, only around 500 cases of infection are outside of Mainland China at this point – 15 of them right here in the U.S. Though it has not proven to be as serious as being infected by the SARS virus, which spread by massive outbreak in China nearly 20 years ago, it has a much higher infection rate and may be transmitted as easily as the common cold with a contagious incubation period of up to 24 days. This has caused some degree of world-wide panic as the virus spreads as far as airlines can carry the infected with no cure or vaccine yet available in any country. To put it plainly, the panic is rooted in rational concern.
As is typical in any pandemic, speculation about the origin of the novel virus has been set forth in news media. Human consumption of bats, pangolins, snakes or other animal hosts has been presented as the indisputable cause of the virus’ mutation in Hubei Province, China. The story’s details have evolved but the premise has consistently remained the same: The origin of this novel virus is a natural mutation which began by eating some kind of exotic animal. Specifically, the media reports, in unison, that patient zero was most certainly infected after dining at a particular exotic meats market in the City of Wuhan. The truth, of course, is usually far from the propaganda generated by state-approved media. Those with something to hide will offer even the most ridiculous fictions in an effort to prevent others from seeing their evil deeds.
Dr. Francis Boyle is the author of the Bioweapons Act, which was unanimously approved by Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1989. He is presently a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. In his explosive interview with Geopolitics and Empire, Boyle claims Coronavirus is undoubtedly, a man-made, offensive biological warfare weapon which escaped a laboratory and consequently infected the public. It certainly cannot be coincidence that Wuhan is also home to a Level 4 (BSL-4) research lab where infectious diseases are being studied (and engineered) by the Chinese government. China has been involved in much reckless and nefarious activity on the world stage for some time which makes the reports of a dangerous bioweapons program in Wuhan unsurprising. Just this January, Chinese spies were charged with smuggling vials of biological agents out of the U.S. with the aid of Charles Lieber, chair of Harvard University’s chemistry department. It is also reported that Chinese nationals stole Coronavirus agents from a Canadian lab in Winnipeg last year. One suspicious shipment was intercepted by authorities and traced to the same Chinese “scientists” with connections to the Winnipeg lab. It is not inconceivable that China’s espionage and secrecy could have led to the catastrophic consequences we are now seeing in Wuhan and world-wide. Dr. Boyle concludes that Chinese researchers must have been tampering with the SARS virus and weaponized it further by giving it “gain of function” properties, which simply means that it was genetically altered to be more lethal, with a 15% fatality rate and an 85% infection rate. This activity is not only dangerous but also a violation of the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972. The World Health Organization is obviously aware of the true origin of the virus, as the same BSL-4 lab is also a specially designated WHO research lab. Thus, by concealing information about the veritable source of the outbreak and inventing a far-fetched cover story about a Wuhan marketplace mutation, the WHO does not only protect Chinese interests but themselves, as well.
Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas is one of the latest high-profile personalities to call attention to the lies and secrecy of the Chinese government. In a video he posted to social media, Sen. Cotton explained that experts have shown the Wuhan marketplace could not possibly be the cause of the contagion. He referred to a Lancet study which proved patient zero, along with 14 other victims, had no connection whatever to the alleged source of the outbreak. The novel virus went into the market before it came out of the market.
All the while, international media sources continue to push the implausible narrative that the Coronavirus organism is a natural mutation originating in the menacing meat market. As of yet, little or no attention is being given to the strong evidence that it is really a weaponized agent created by Chinese chemists in the nearby Level 4 research lab.
For Christians, there is a deeper, spiritual meaning to this unfolding story of government espionage, biological weapons engineering, plague, deceit, and world-wide panic. First of all, men are corrupt, devious and cold-hearted to create and unleash deadly bioweapons on their fellow human beings. Although this outbreak was most likely accidental, what good may come from engineering a dangerous bioweapon such as COVID-19? Most definitely, the creation of such bioweapons is for potential use, which is intrinsically evil. As we approach the end of all things, the Bible tells us that evil men will only become more sinister in their intents and actions (cf. 1 Tim. 3:1 – 4). They will be “inventors of evil” (Rom. 1:30). They will hate and kill the innocent in their “ungodly lust” for power (Jude 18). Clearly, we are living in the perilous times described in Scripture and the worsening of man’s wicked condition points to the soon return of Jesus to rescue his people and, subsequently, rain down judgment on the earth. Secondly, the outbreak of novel Coronavirus serves as a certain warning of worse times ahead. A brief period of unthinkable devastation is coming, and it will unfold exactly as it is vividly described in Revelation (cf. Rev. 6:7, 8; 8:7 – 9:15; 15:7 – 21, et al). Even the most untouchable leaders and “great men” of the earth will hide themselves in caves and rocks as they face horrific disease and other fearful terrors (Rev. 6:15). Those who do not die from the plagues will refuse to repent of their wickedness (Rev. 9:20, 21). The Holy Spirit urges repentance, both now and in the age to come. “Come out of her my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues” (Rev. 18:4). Only a few will “learn righteousness” as God pours out his wrath and allows sinful men to kill masses of people in the age to come (Isa. 26:9). In this present age, we must heed the divine warning and avoid the terrible plagues and certain war on the horizon. Those who repent and believe the gospel will escape the horrible “hour of trial” coming upon all who dwell on the earth (Rev. 3:10). Coronavirus is a living example that all must come to repentance because the worst is yet to come! – MAH