No matter how much negativity the news headlines try to spread and inflict fear and panic amid the global pandemic break out, God is still in the business of restoring and redeeming things. His good and perfect plan for the world cannot be stopped. This is evident as one new study reveals the Holy Spirit greatly stirring Christians and even unbelievers to draw nearer to God during this time.
According to a recent study, some 20% of non-Christians have grown fond of reading the Bible during this time. This started when the coronavirus pandemic broke out.
Apparently, the pro-Israel ministry “The Joshua Fund” commissioned a poll to make the study possible. McLaughlin & Associates conducted an interview to 1000 Americans both Christian and non-Christian. The interviewees gave their reactions to the crisis from a spiritual point of view.
And here are the results of the group’s survey:
44% among American respondents said that it’s a wake-up call. The global pandemic and economic meltdown sparked a “wake-up call for us to turn back to faith in God.” Also, they believe that these are the “signs of coming judgment.”
Also, some one-in-five non-Christians (21.5%) polled said the crisis is causing them to “start reading the Bible and listen to Bible teaching and Christian sermons online even though they usually don’t,” reports Faithwire.
According to the study, these non-Christians tend to “search online to learn more about Bible prophecy.” They search for “God’s plan for the future of mankind. And have more spiritual conversations with family and friends,” as well.
Becoming More Focused On God
While on the other hand, 40.1% of Christians claim that they read the Bible more than ever. Christians today tend to watch or listen to Bible teaching and online sermons. The 40.1% were also found to be searching online to further understand Bible prophecies. Moreover, they are interested about God’s plan for mankind’s future too.
As of April 3, the United States has 245,184 positive COVID-19 cases, according to Worldometers. The global count has now reached one million with more than 50,000 deaths and over 200,000 recoveries.