Nigerian archbishop offers counsel on dealing with COVID-19

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Q: What should the outlook of individuals and Christians be, regarding the current situation of COVID -19?

A: Maybe God allowed what is happening in the world, in order to draw us to Himself.

The worst death is one that is done in sin; death in iniquity.

I believe that God is giving us the opportunity to repent as individuals and as families, as a people and as a nation; to turn away from our wickedness and sins and turn to the living God, who can give us hope and life, especially in times like this when no one knows what comes next and anybody can die.

This pandemic is affecting everyone, the rich and the poor, young and old, rulers and the ruled; and there is no way one could detect if a person has coronavirus until it begins to manifest.

So, the best thing a person can do is to prepare ourselves for both life and even if it would mean death, let it be to the glory of God.

Nevertheless, all we know is that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ has conquered the power of sin and death and that at the name of Jesus Christ, the risen Lord, every knee must bow and every tongue must confess to the glory of God the Father; whether things in heaven or on the earth or under the earth, even coronavirus, at the name of Jesus Christ, we have victory.

Therefore, let Nigerians and Christians not be afraid; but rather let us turn to God in repentance and ask Him for mercy and His help, so that it can be well with us.

Let us seek the Lord with all our heart, at such a time as this; because this is the time to seek Him, for it is written in His word that we should seek the Lord when He can be found, and this is the time that we can find God.

Let us call upon Him, while He is near and He is here with us. As we seek Him with all our heart, we will find Him.