Dr. Sherajul I. Shelley: Prime minister Sheikh Hasnia extensively about the philosophical implications modern science in the development of Bangladesh. prime minister sheikh Hasina is the architecture to modernization of Bangladesh . as we know that after a time of decay comes the turning point . the powerful light that has been banished returns . there is movement , but it is not brought about by force .the movement is natural, arising spomtaneously . for this reason the transformation of the old becomes easy.
THE NEW TURNING POINTS: We are two brotherly countery, loves respect and honor will not divide on boarder it is just bonds each other for the sake of musl brotherhood
PM Imran Khan congratulates Sheikh Hasina on Bangladesh’s 50th Independence Day
Prime Minister Imran Khan (left) and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed (right).
• PM Imran Khan congregates Bangladeshi leader on her country’s 50th Independence Day
• PM Imran emphasises that Pakistan values its ties with Bangladesh.
• PM Imran says if Bangladeshi premier decides to visit Pakistan, it would open a new chapter in ties between the two nations.
Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday congratulated his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina Wajed, on the 50th Independence Day of Bangladesh and invited her to visit Pakistan.
In a statement, the PM congratulated Hasina on behalf of the Pakistani people and government. He also emphasised that Pakistan values its ties with Bangladesh.
PM Imran said that the relations between the two countries are based on the promotion of lasting peace, security and prosperity in the region. He also told the Bangladeshi PM that Pakistan wants to improve ties with Dhaka.
“I think the destinations of the people of both the countries are connected with each other,” wrote PM Imran in his letter. He added that if the Bangladeshi premier decides to visit Pakistan, it would open a new chapter in the ties between the two nations.
In December last year, Pakistani High Commissioner in Dhaka Imran Ahmed Siddiqui had met with Bangladeshi premier Sheikh Hasina Wajid in a bid to strengthen ties between the two countries.
A statement issued by the High Commission said Sheikh Hasina expressed “good wishes” for Pakistan after she was informed that the country held the Bangladeshi leadership and people in high esteem and affection.
The statement said the Bangladeshi premier welcomed Siddiqui and assured him of full support in the discharge of his official duties.
It added that the high commissioner conveyed a message of goodwill and friendship from PM Imran Khan, which Sheikh Hasina “reciprocated with her greetings and good wishes for the leadership of Pakistan”.
“The two sides agreed to further strengthen the existing fraternal relations between the two countries,” said the high commission. “The meeting was held in a very cordial environment. ”
The meeting and the statement comes as part of PM Imran Khan’s initiative to improve rocky relations between the two countries.
In July last year, he had underscored the importance Pakistan attaches to closer ties with Bangladesh during a telephonic conversation with Sheikh Hasina.
Essential items see sharp rise in prices ahead of Ramadan
Sindh’s shrines closed to public again as coronavirus cases rise and bangadesh trying to help pakistan as our best friends .two country are one for another
CORONA VIRUS: CHANGE OUR LIFE ,sheikh hasina ordered control temperature
COVID -19 CHANGE OUR MOOD AND POFESSION MAKE PEOPLES JOBLESS
HOPLY PLACES ARE EMPTY DUE TO COVID-19
PRIMEMINISTER IMRAN KHAN OPEN THE DOOR OF FRIENDSHIP WITH BANGLADESH AND PRIME MINISTER SHEIKH HASINA OPEN THE DOOR WELCOME ,HOSPITALTY AND LOVE.BOTH ARE GREAT LEADER OF THE WORLD
The old is discarded and the new is introduced . both measures accord with the time. Therefore no harm results.sheikh hasina measure times to love her country Bangladesh m support and wisdom. The prime minister looks forward at the beginning of the last two decades of ur centuru , we find ourselves I a state of profound , world wide crises, and Bangladesh face too much crises . it id a complex , multi-dimensanal crises whose fecets touch every aspect of our lives –our health and livrllihood , the quality of our environment and our relationship our economy ,our technology and our polices. It id a crises of intellectual , moral precedented in recorded human history and history of Bangladesh.
Negotiations may cost for less than war , antidemocratic war , poltics or infinitely more . for a war crime , crrouptions canot cost more than ones life.when challenges arise focus on solutions not problems,we are happy both leader find solutions.peoples of Bangladesh and people of Pakistan has that demanand , demand of brotherhood both the country
for the first timr we have face the very real threat of extinction of the human race and all life on this planet . the war against covid-19 and much more rabies virus and zombie virus and new types of virus we the scientist what to be named and identified.
Covid -19 STOP our lives. After surviving a natural disator we were once again struggle to survive .
dr.s.i.sheley awarded acivement ob biology from priminister office .gov.of peoples republic of bangladesh says press secretary ahsanul kabir helal Reported distinguished president journalist association of Bangladesh .award covid-19 vision
As we know the priministership has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small , bigger than she was and no matter how big she was and no mater how big , not big enough for its demands. Here in this book of the priministaary hasina’s invites you into the lives of the people who have led the Bangladesh from struggling band of colonies to one of the worlds greatest populations super power. The book of the prime minister sheikh hasina is the perfect introduction to the most important jobs in the Bangladesh -a job that every Bangladesh I child could oneday fill.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.all will be written and all wil be spoken and all be done the country we build will bear the name BANGOBHONDHU. The Golden Bengal dreamer.
A man born and dies, some are remebember and some are forgotten forever but there is name would be always remembrance in the heart of bengalies that name is bhangobhoundhu Sheikh Majibur Rahman .
Golden bengal revulations recognizes and encourages the use of sciences and the scientific methods.according to the primeminister sheikh hasina acquisition of knowledge is obligatory on every citizen of Bangladesh that’s why ehe open the door of digital Bangladesh . in hasinas view science and technology should be used for moral ends and serve all legitimate needs of Bangladesh more over , both are viewed as another means to understand and ss the power and glory of golden bengal,we have to tackles the fashionable worries the enoromous global oroblems and Bangladesh national problems that are endlessly in the news everywhere and constantly on our minds but about which we mostly don’t have a clue.primeminister sheikh hasina over population in Bangladesh then the other part of the world it is the problem really that Bangladesh is too crowded if so. How come prime minister never held a concert to benefit ,prime minister is facing too much problems tosolve it .ansd she discover that’s there is plenty of food , you just have to be armed to get it on famile is all guns , no utter,she dismisses the self righteous anti hunger types ideas . cantnotresist a dig at us gluttonomous bourgeoisie who have climbed way up on the food chain where we don’t belong another problems and lets the hot air out of global warming theories .if government regulation is the answer to pollution the most government regulated countries such as Bangladesh were the most polluted and while hiking in the peoples groups inspecting our deteriorating environment ,we discovers that rain forests are such horrible olaces that all wehave to do to preserve them is give everyone who lives there a xchance to drive a better place. And this sheikh hasina taking activie part to global warming police.
All the trouble in the Bangladesh the lighter side of overpopulation, famine ,ecological disaster, ehinic hatred ,corona virus infections and poverty but prime minister sheikh hasina solved number of problems stil she is work out to solve categorical resumts is much better than neighouburing countries.
‘have been a success story in terms of women’s empower employments
Bangladesh trying poverty free country
The country is a millennium development goals success story. Now its prime minister is aiming high with progress and prosperity
Bangladesh’s garment factories
These poor girls with poor salary makes us rich and makes us rich but we never thinking how they are surviving with this poor salary.priminister Hasina taken serious steps to give them proper benefit.
Bangladesh’s no-nonsense prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, will tell world leaders to put their money where their mouth is as they gather at the UN general assembly to launch the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
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The success of the 17 ambitious goals and 169 targets, which replace the millennium development goals (MDGs) established in 2000, will depend on the willingness of wealthier countries and donors to fund them, Hasina said in an interview in Dhaka.
“When the UN adopts the SDGs, this will give a good chance for us as a developing country. But I must say, about all the promises these developed countries give, sometimes when we attend these meetings, we receive so many promises but in practical terms we see very little,” she said. “We have many issues like climate change, food security – already Bangladesh has achieved food security and our people are getting two meals a day at least. But nutrition is another issue, especially for the children.
“So, of course, I will tell [world leaders] to keep their promises. World leaders should keep their word, particularly the developed countries.”
Bangladesh has become one of the developing world’s biggest MDG success stories. Hasina is alone among national leaders in having been present in New York in 2000 when the millennium declaration, which preceded the goals, was adopted, and her voice carries significant authority. “We have made many achievements, so we can share our experience with others,” she said.
The latest MDG scorecard, published this month, shows Bangladesh has reversed some of the worst poverty indicators in the world in recent years, managing to reduce maternal mortality by 40% between 2001 and 2010. Girls outnumber boys in school and extreme poverty rates were cut in half between 1990 and 2015.
“Girls’ situation has improved wonderfully since the 1990s when the BNP [the Bangladesh Nationalist party, which preceded Hasina in government] started free education and stipends,” said Kazi Morshed, a senior UN Development Programme official in Dhaka. “There has been a huge impact on child mortality and maternal mortality because of better education. Garments [have] been another success story, in terms of women’s employment.”
Bangladesh’s prime minister Sheikh Hasina, in London, July 2014. But serious problems remained, Morshed said, including “all aspects of the environment” such as climate change, deforestation, water-logging and an increase in CO2 emissions.
Tuberculosis is still a major concern, along with cases of asthma – Dhaka is severely polluted by vehicle fumes. Child nutrition also remained a big challenge, he said.
While not denying that problems continue, Hasina insisted overall progress has been spectacular since 2000. “In each and every goal, we have tremendous achievements, and that’s why Bangladesh has won many awards from the UN and others. Now our next step is to adopt the SDGs, and we will adopt these at the next UN session. Bangladesh is very much active on that.”
Bangladesh played a part in drawing up the broader and more detailed SDGs, which are designed to guide global development for the next 15 years.
Qazi Ahmad, chairman of the Dhaka School of Economics, said growth was averaging an annual rate of more than 6%, despite the global recession, periods of political instability, and frequent natural disasters. “If climate change had not caused natural disasters, growth would have been 1.5% higher,” he said. “It means funds are transferred from the development budget to relief every year. Without assistance Bangladesh has achieved a lot.”
Bangladesh remains one of the poorest countries in the world with 43% of people living on less than $1.25 per day, according to the World Bank, and chronic under-nutrition affecting an estimated 6-7 million children under the age of five.
“Bangladesh has made great progress economically but a lot of pockets of poverty and inequality remain,” said Robert Watkins, the UN resident coordinator in Dhaka. “There is an underclass of people who have to work for lower than the lowest Bangladesh wage.” He partly blamed a “highly legalised society” that was becoming increasingly conservative. “Bangladesh has promoted legislation, which is positive, but what matters most is how it is practised,” he said. “Sexual violence is a serious social problem.”
Some development experts and political analysts claim Hasina has put development and wealth creation before human rights issues, such as violence against women and child marriage. It remains unclear whether Hasina will take up the challenges presented by the goals’ new emphasis on peace and security, and inequality.
“The government has cherry-picked 11 out of 17 goals,” said Asif Saleh, senior director at Bangladesh’s biggest NGO, Brac, echoing the fears that more difficult social problems will be neglected. To achieve almost any of the new goals, experts agree the country will have to address its weak institutions and invest in skills and higher education.
“Local government needs to have responsibility over those they employ and needs to be financially viable,” Ahmad said. “We had a lot of influence on formulating the SDGs. We won the argument to have urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts [goal 13] included as a goal. The SDGs are difficult regarding money. Unlike the MDGs, now everyone has a stake and everyone must make a contribution.”
Hasina said she remained focused on moving Bangladesh to fully recognised, middle-income country status by 2021. “My priority is to establish this country as a poverty-free country,” she said. “We have a long way to go – we have to do more. When I have been able to establish this country as a poverty-free country, a hunger-free country, a developed country, perhaps at that time, perhaps then I may say I am proud.”
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Many see Bangladesh as a ‘market’ of over 30 million middle- and affluent-class people and a ‘development miracle’. To me, our strengths are the societal values and peoples’ trust in Bangladesh. Equally, peoples’ aspiration to progress and their resilience as well as their confidence in our leadership. My father, the Father of our Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, dreamt of a Sonar Bangla, an exploitation-free and just society. His vision gives us the confidence to move with our vision to advance Bangladesh as a developing country by 2021 and a developed country by 2041.
Bangladesh is quickly moving to a high-value, knowledge-intensive society, beyond apparel manufacturing. Last year, we exported 12 industrial robots to Korea. Four ships made in Bangladesh have come to India. Recently, Reliance purchased a large quantity of refrigerators made in Bangladesh. Bangladesh also has 600,000 IT freelancers – the largest freelancing community. This all speaks to a quiet transformation where people have taken risks and faced challenges by becoming more innovative and adopting technology. It is time that global investors, particularly Indian entrepreneurs, invest in Bangladesh in areas like education, light engineering, electronics, the automotive industry and artificial intelligence – beyond the conventional menu.
Bangladesh is urbanizing fast. By 2030, 48% of our population will live in towns and cities. Most will be young, energetic and digitally connected. They will be agile, receptive to new ideas and look for new ways of creating wealth. In fact, this is already happening with over 110 million active internet subscribers in Bangladesh. By 2025, mobile internet penetration will reach 41% population. Rapid urbanization, fed by increasing consumption of electricity and more than 30 million middle class citizens, is indeed a huge market.
Some are concerned about the risks of investing in Bangladesh. Yes, we have challenges like many other countries. But in Bangladesh we know how to transform challenges into opportunities. This year, our economy posted record high growth of 8.1%. We are close to achieving double-digit growth. Since 2009, Bangladesh’s economy has grown by 188% in size. Our per-capita income has surpassed $1,909.
Our agriculture production is no longer about subsistence. Beyond self-sufficiency, we are now the fourth-largest rice produce, second-largest in jute producer, fourth-largest in mango production, fifth-largest in vegetable production and fourth-largest in inland fisheries in the world. We are decoding the genome of key crops and fruits to move further.
In transforming the country into a “Digital Bangladesh’, since 2009,we have ensured 100% ICT access for people at the grassroots. Our focus is to employ technology to solve common people’s developmental challenges. As a result, Bangladesh has the fifth-largest internet user population in Asia-Pacific. We are fast becoming a cashless society: last year, e-commerce transactions reached $260 million.
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Today, Bangladesh offers the most liberal investment regime in South Asia – in terms of legal protection of foreign investment, generous fiscal incentives, concessions on machinery imports, an unrestricted exit policy, full repatriation of dividends and capital on exit. We are establishing 100 Special Economic Zones with one-stop service across Bangladesh. Twelve of the zones are already functioning. Two zones are reserved for Indian investors. A number of high-tech parks are also ready for technology and innovative enterprises.
In between Eastern and North-East India, China on the west and South-East Asia, Bangladesh merits the attention of global and Indian business as a seamless economic space. We can serve as the economic hub for the sub-region. Beyond our own 162 million people, Bangladesh can be the connecting landmass to a combined market of nearly 3 billion people.
Last year, HSBC predicted that Bangladesh would be the 26th-largest economy in the world, by 2030. Two things are key: one is our open society, religious harmony, liberal values and secular culture. The other is that two-third of our homogenous population is young – mostly under 25. They are quickly skill-able, adaptive to technologies, and ready to engage at competitive wages.
We are continuously learning in our journey towards development with our confident people, able leadership and governance. Bangladesh offers you a stable and humanitarian state, where leadership is responsive and responsible. That’s coupled with sound macro-economic fundamentals – and our pragmatic and open economy shall continue to set global trends and the example of a peaceful and progressive nation.
it is safe to say that no one has ever worked out a complete system of politics or philosophy in such detail and with such careful consideration as primeminister hasina did and think even she disagrees wit with primonoster hasinas assumption or conclusions , can hardly fail to be impressed by the overpower ing intellect of the man.howeve, a considearable part of hasina ‘s concern and metaphysical question that most persons do not find of great practical importance . .ethical questions also however though they systematized earlier beliefs did not represents a great change is etical political ideas or inpolitical and philosophical outlook nor does it seems liely that many person have been changed political view than hasinas.
Therefore no matter how intelligent or correct priminister hasina or speculations may have been , I doubt that they have had much influence upon Bangladesh behavior or upon the course of Bangladesh history .it is for that reason that she has been the most powerful prime minister in history of the world an thus she deserved nobel award.
COVID-19 is not AMIGHTY ALLAH’s judgment, but He loves us equally to everybody , it is we are responsible for suffereings we have to ask forgiveness to almighty allah he is forgivers and we have to find solution for ourself
Prime minister sheikh hasina request her people to live honestly in trust of allah and she remembering us to take allah wants we should be follow aseptic technique to to be attack by corona virus or any infectious diseases.she gives value to doctors ,nurses and to the muslim or non muslim holy leaders .
Covid -19 is not God’s judgment. Said pope the great.
Pope Francis leads a prayer service in an empty St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican March 27, 2020. At the conclusion of the service the pope held the Eucharist as he gave an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world). The service was livestreamed in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS/Reuters/Guglielmo Mangiapane)
VATICAN CITY — The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is not God’s judgment on humanity, but God’s call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on, Pope Francis said.
Addressing God, the pope said that “it is not the time of your judgment, but of our judgment: a time to choose what matters and what passes away, a time to separate what is necessary from what is not. It is a time to get our lives back on track with regard to you, Lord, and to others.”
Pope Francis offered his meditation on the meaning of the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for humanity March 27 before raising a monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament and giving an extraordinary blessing urbi et orbi (to the city and the world).
Popes usually give their blessing urbi et orbi only immediately after their election and on Christmas and Easter.
Pope Francis opened the service — in a rain-drenched, empty St. Peter’s Square — praying that the “almighty and merciful God” would see how people are suffering and give them comfort. He asked to care for the sick and dying, for medical workers exhausted by caring for the sick and for political leaders who bear the burden of making decisions to protect their people.
The service included the reading of the Gospel of Mark’s account of Jesus calming the stormy sea.
“Let us invite Jesus into the boats of our lives,” the pope said. “Let us hand over our fears to him so that he can conquer them.”
Like the disciples on the stormy Sea of Galilee, he said, “we will experience that, with him on board, there will be no shipwreck, because this is God’s strength: turning to the good everything that happens to us, even the bad things.”
The Gospel passage began, “When evening had come,” and the pope said that with the pandemic and its sickness and death, and with the lockdowns and closures of schools and workplaces, it has felt like “for weeks now it has been evening.”
“Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities; it has taken over our lives, filling everything with a deafening silence and a distressing void that stops everything as it passes by,” the pope said. “We feel it in the air, we notice it in people’s gestures; their glances give them away.
“We find ourselves afraid and lost,” he said. “Like the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm.”
However, the pandemic storm has made most people realize that “we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented,” the pope said. And it has shown how each person has a contribution to make, at least in comforting each other.
“On this boat are all of us,” he said.
The pandemic, the pope said, has exposed “our vulnerability and uncovers those false and superfluous certainties around which we have constructed our daily schedules, our projects, our habits and priorities.”
In the midst of the storm, Francis said, God is calling people to faith, which is not just believing God exists, but turning to him and trusting him.
As Lent and the pandemic go on, he said, God continues to call people to “convert” and “return to me with all your heart.”
It is a time to decide to live differently, live better, love more and care for others, he said, and every community is filled with people who can be role models — individuals, “who, even though fearful, have reacted by giving their lives.”
Francis said the Holy Spirit can use the pandemic to “redeem, value and demonstrate how our lives are woven together and sustained by ordinary people — often forgotten people — who do not appear in newspaper and magazine headlines,” but are serving others and making life possible during the pandemic.
The pope listed “doctors, nurses, supermarket employees, cleaners, caregivers, providers of transport, law and order forces, volunteers, priests, religious men and women and so very many others who have understood that no one reaches salvation by themselves.”
“How many people every day are exercising patience and offering hope, taking care to sow not panic but a shared responsibility,” he said. And “how many fathers, mothers, grandparents and teachers are showing our children, in small everyday gestures, how to face up to and navigate a crisis by adjusting their routines, lifting their gaze and fostering prayer.”
“How many are praying, offering and interceding for the good of all,” he said. “Prayer and quiet service: These are our victorious weapons.”
In the boat, when the disciples plead with Jesus to do something, Jesus responds, “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?”
“Lord, your word this evening strikes us and regards us, all of us,” the pope said. “In this world that you love more than we do, we have gone ahead at breakneck speed, feeling powerful and able to do anything.
“Greedy for profit, we let ourselves get caught up in things and be lured away by haste. We did not stop at your reproach to us, we were not shaken awake by wars or injustice across the world, nor did we listen to the cry of the poor or of our ailing planet,” Pope Francis said.
“We carried on regardless, thinking we would stay healthy in a world that was sick,” he said. “Now that we are in a stormy sea, we implore you: ‘Wake up, Lord!'”
The Lord is calling on people to “put into practice that solidarity and hope capable of giving strength, support and meaning to these hours when everything seems to be foundering,” the pope said.
“The Lord awakens so as to reawaken and revive our Easter faith,” he said. “We have an anchor: by his cross we have been saved. We have a rudder: by his cross we have been redeemed. We have a hope: by his cross we have been healed and embraced so that nothing and no one can separate us from his redeeming love.”
Pope Francis told people watching around the world that he would “entrust all of you to the Lord, through the intercession of Mary, health of the people, and star of the stormy sea.”
“May God’s blessing come down upon you as a consoling embrace,” he said. “Lord, may you bless the world, give health to our bodies and comfort our hearts. You ask us not to be afraid. Yet our faith is weak, and we are fearful. But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm.”
Introducing the formal blessing, Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica, announced that it would include a plenary indulgence “in the form established by the church” to everyone watching on television or internet or listening by radio.
An indulgence is a remission of the temporal punishment a person is due for sins that have been forgiven. Catholics following the pope’s blessing could receive the indulgence if they had “a spirit detached from sin,” promised to go to confession and receive the Eucharist as soon as possible and said a prayer for the pope’s intentions.
Revelation 15:1 serves as a superscription, not only for chapter 15 but also for chapter 16. It is a sign that the end is fast approaching—that God is on the cusp of deposing evil and making all things right, as the world was when God first created the universe and placed man in the garden.
As has become his practice, John introduces the first vision with the iconic kai eidon—“I saw.” As he had earlier, he saw “another sign in heaven.” The previous heavenly signs were of “the woman” (Revelation 12:1)—Israel—and of “a great red dragon” (Revelation 12:3)—Satan.
Like those former signs, this third one was “great” (maga), but it was also “marvelous” (thaumastos). These two words only occur together in verse 1 and in verse 13 of Revelation 15. The implication that the sign is “great” means that it is “incredible” or “important;” that it is “marvelous” means that it is “impressive, amazing, astonishing.” Like “shock and awe,” taken together the phrase indicates that the sign is particularly awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping because it signified the climax of the outpouring of God’s wrath on nature, humankind, Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet.
The third sign itself is of the “seven angels who [pour out] the seven plagues” from the bowl judgments. We think of “plagues” today as natural events, like communicable diseases such as the newly discovered coronavirus that is running rampant. But in the Bible, a “plague” was a supernatural manifestation of divine judgment. Sometimes plagues were natural events that were supernaturally timed by God such as an earthquake or an infestation of locusts or frogs like Egypt experienced during the time of Moses.
Sometimes God’s judgments are prolonged, like the flood in Genesis 7. However, unlike long, drawn-out epidemics, like influenza, HIV, or tuberculosis, the “plagues” in verse 1 literally means “blow” or “wound.” These plagues will come with sudden impact—swift, decisive, and destructive.
And as we’ll see when we look at the details of these “plagues” in chapter 16, the seven bowl judgments repeat in various ways the ten plagues of Egypt. The similarities suggest that God’s purpose in both judgments—during the time of Moses and during the time of the Tribulation—is the same: to punish ungodly idolaters and to liberate godly followers for future blessing and service.
So could the coronavirus be one of God’s judgments against the earth as some are wondering?
1. All natural disasters can be ultimately traced to sin. (Romans 8:19-21)
Pandemics, earthquakes, cancer, birth defects, and every other malady we face may not be attributable to individual sin, but it all traces back to the original sin. Sickness and calamity were never a part of God’s original plan for this world.
2. Some disasters are related to specific sins. (Genesis 7, Numbers 12, Deuteronomy 28:27, Revelation 6)
It is true that in some cases certain natural disasters and sicknesses are attributable to specific sins and are the result of God’s targeted judgment—the flood in Genesis 7; the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah for the sin of homosexuality in Genesis 19; Miriam struck with leprosy in Numbers 12.
We see in Revelation that in the future God will send illnesses as a part of His judgment (Revelation 6:8). After the judgments of war and famine that will cause an unprecedented number of deaths on the earth, disease will follow as it always does. Decomposing bodies not properly handled can cause dysentery, hepatitis, tuberculosis. The reference to “wild beasts” may very well be a reference to an animal-borne plague such as bubonic plague, swine flu, and possibly the coronavirus.
The point is that both in the past God has and in the future God will send devastating disasters and diseases that are the direct results of His judgment.
3. We dare not speak what God has not spoken. (Deuteronomy 18:20)
Any time we speak what God has already spoken in His Word, we are being obedient. However, when we claim to speak for God when He has not spoken, we are being presumptuous—and are in danger of God’s judgment against ourselves:
For example, I can say with all confidence that “God hates the sin of abortion.” The Bible says you shall not murder and equates the unborn child with the small child after birth. I can also say in the past, God has judged nations that have killed their children as illustrated in Jeremiah 1. I can also say that God hasn’t changed, and therefore America is in danger of God’s judgment for abortion. But what I CANNOT say is that the coronavirus is God’s judgment against American for the sin of abortion . . . or any other sin. That is presumption.
4. We can say that the Coronavirus is not one of the plagues of Revelation. (2 Timothy 1:7)
The world has suffered pandemics before. The Spanish Flu from 1918-1919 infected 500 million people and killed as many as 50 million. But it wasn’t one of God’s final judgments and neither is the Coronavirus. How can I say that? Because the stage has not yet been set. There is no antichrist, no peace treaty with Israel, no 10-nation confederacy. Most importantly we—the Church—have not yet been raptured.
That doesn’t mean that this could not get worse, but it could also get better. But regardless, we should remember that as Paul said to Timothy in 2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
Any anxiety in our life that is “overwhelming” and “paralyzing” is not from God. God does not overwhelm us with fear. However, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take common sense steps to “be of a sound mind.”
Two words you should remember: prayer and precaution. “Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything” Paul wrote in Philippians 4. Pray as if your safety from this virus depends all upon God, and take common sense precautions as if it all depends upon you.
Author: Dr.Sherajuli Shelley Assistant Manager) D. MRSB. Candidate: Fellow of Royal Society Biology of the United Kingdom. Bactolac Pharmaceutical Accuon Labs Inc , NY. USA winder labs Winder labs.