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Nearly Half of Americans See Pandemic as Chastisement from God

With the coronavirus pandemic causing unprecedented lockdowns and distress throughout the United States and around the world, my colleagues at The Joshua Fund and I have created two resources for pastors, ministry leaders, laypeople, and the media.

First, after consulting with a number of senior pastors, theologians, and seminary professors, we have published a 12-page fact sheet titled, “What Does the Bible Teach About Pestilence, Plagues & Global Pandemics?”

Second, we have commissioned an exclusive national poll to better understand how Americans—non-Christians as well as followers of Jesus—view the crisis and whether it is altering their spiritual habits and interest in the Bible and prophecy.  Part of a larger national poll of 1,000 “likely” American voters, the poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.1% at a 95% confidence interval.

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