Through Which Religious and Eschatological Prism Should We View the Covid-19 Pandemic?  by J. Parnell McCarter


In a recent series of articles I have explored the questionable conduct of Dr. Fauci related to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as Vatican moves with China and Russia.* But these articles raise a more fundamental question, and the response to it will likely be guided by this question:  through which religious and eschatological prism should we view the Covid-19 pandemic and Vatican moves with China and Russia?  I would argue that we should view it through the prism laid out in the Foreword of the book Not to Be Ignored at , as well as other resources available at .  Let’s briefly consider the prism argued there.


The Bible is the infallible word of God to mankind, and the book of Revelation is Christ’s roadmap for His Church, covering the history from the Apostolic era to the future Second Coming of Christ (after a millennial Reformation) in a generally linear fashion.  We are living in a period of history characterized thus: “all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication” (Revelation 18:2). There is good reason to believe we are in that period of history described in Revelation chapters 16-18 when there is great wickedness in the earth, and God has begun to judge the nations of the earth, the USA especially.  As noted at and in the Foreword of Not to Be Ignored, there is good reason to believe this is the chronological history of the world and we are in that period of divine judgment on the earth preceding a great spiritual Reformation of the “millennium”:


3967 BC – beginning of the first millennium of world history


2967 BC – beginning of the second millennium of world history


1967 BC – beginning of the third millennium of world history


967 BC – beginning of the fourth millennium of world history (beginning with the raising of Solomon’s Temple, and culminating in the resurrection of Jesus Christ)


34 AD – beginning of the fifth millennium of world history


1034 AD – beginning of the sixth millennium of world history


2034 AD – beginning of the seventh millennium of world history (“the millennium” of spiritual Reformation)


How long “the millennium” will last before a brief period of Satanic persecuting release and Christ’s Second Coming we do not know, but we do have good reason to hope that the millennial Reformation, and even more so the eternal new heavens and new earth ushered in by Christ’s Second Coming, will be a time of divine blessing following a time of divine judgment. 


What should we think lies between now and the coming millennial Reformation?


·         Further judgment upon the nations of the earth, the USA especially

·         “Armageddon”, likely a World War III

·         Fall of the US empire as we know it, ending its time as the great superpower of the world (Revelation 17:16)

·         Rise of the Jesuit Roman Catholic Pope and his Papal kingdom as the new superpower of the world, which is really a resumption of the Papal kingdom’s former superpower status (Revelation 17:17)

·         Conversion of the Jews to Biblical Christianity (Revelation 19:6-8, Romans 11:11-16)

·         Extirpation of Romanism, Islam, etc. through the instrument of the preaching of the gospel (Revelation 19:17-20)


This is a post-millennial historicist interpretation of scripture and view of history (see ).


During this period of divine judgment, we would do well to heed the Biblical counsel provided in other periods of divine judgment, such as in Isaiah 24 and 26:


Isaiah 24:


The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.

The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.

Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.

The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.

The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.

They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.

12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.

13 When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.


Isaiah 26:


Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.

The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.

The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.

Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.

With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O Lord.

18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.


This is no time for pride, and it is no time for taking the law into our own hands as individuals. Rather, it should be a time of humbling ourselves before God and speaking the truth in love to our fellow men. God will execute judgment and bring down wickedness, even using wicked men at times to do it, such as He used the Assyrian rod (Isaiah 10:5). “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isaiah 26:3).




*See and .