Gun Violence, the Pandemic, the Nations of Israel and the US, and What the Bible Says About Them All

Minister Paul J Bern
11 min readFeb 22, 2021

A Glimpse of the Future for Our Country in Biblical Prophecy

by Web Minister Paul J. Bern

Let me get straight to the point. These are perilous and traumatic times that we are living in. So much so that people are beginning to snap for what appears to be off-the-wall or just plain crazy reasons. This is truly disturbing to anyone who has a conscience, and I am no exception. I’m an older guy now, and I’ve seen a lot of bad stuff in my lifetime. So much so that I have often talked to God about America’s epidemics of Covid-19 and gun violence. We are the world’s #1 maker of firearms, and for the last couple of decades, that has begun to show in all the wrong ways. Mindless mass shootings. Unwarranted police violence. Active shooters and random acts of violence at every turn. I’ve had enough of this crap.

And then there’s the global pandemic that has killed over 500,000 Americans as I write this, with more sure to follow since (that’s twice as many people as there were in WW2). The global death toll is going to be well into the millions before the Corona-Virus has finally run its course. That’s pretty much what I’ve been praying about when I pray, which is fairly often — sometimes more than a dozen times, or even 25 times in a day. I don’t keep an active tally of any of that because it’s not necessary. My dear Savior Jesus Christ already has that taken care of. A lot of people, be they Christian or not, have been praying about these things too. For those of you who are, by all means continue to do so. The fate of the whole world could rest upon the fervor and effectiveness of all our prayers. Which is why it is essential that we all continue, whether we attend church or not. This includes a lot of people in the ministry who are my colleagues and co-workers who I know on line. One of them, who prefers to remain anonymous, has shared some verses from the Scriptures that the Lord has given them concerning America, and I am passing them on to you all.

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days” (2 Timothy 3, verse 1). Yeah, you may say, but are we really in the ‘last days’, or is that just a bunch of religious hype? We are not only…

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Minister Paul J Bern

Rev. Paul J. Bern is a Web pastor and blogger on The Social Gospel Blog on Medium and Substack. Longtime Atlanta Ga. resident; stroke survivor; piano player