In a message on Sunday, Pastor David Jeremiah questioned the biblical implications of COVID-19 as a sign of biblical prophecy.
“Is there a connection between COVID-19 and the End Times?” Jeremiah, pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, asked in his Sunday sermon, according to The Christian Post.
“Are we living in the last days before the return of Jesus Christ?” he questioned.
“Is all that is happening to us at this moment a sign that the world is coming to an end? How do we know if the coronavirus is a sign?”
The founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries defined a “biblical sign” as an “event or a symbol or an object or a place, or a person whose existence indicates something important on God’s plan for the future.”
While he affirmed Jesus’ words of future signs, Jeremiah also acknowledged that Jesus said no one knows the “day or hour” of His return.
“If someone tells you they know when Jesus is coming back,” he said, “you can tell them absolutely that’s not possible.”