- As the world continues to find vaccine for coronavirus, a pastor has said the virus was sent by God
- Rick Wiles says God sent coronavirus to purge sins, warning people to walk in God's direction
- A lot of reactions have trailed the statement by the pastor with some condemning it
A pastor in the United States Rick Wiles has said the coronavirus is a plague sent by God to punish sinners and purge sin.
According to the right-wing evangelical pastor, parents transgendering little children and the filth on TVs and movies are to blame for the coronavirus outbreak, Daily Mail reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the pastor said the coronavirus is one of the last steps of judgment, and warned Americans to walk in God's direction.
It should be noted that the deadly coronavirus has left 131 people dead, with confirmed infections at around 5,568 across the world.
Recall that the Nigerian government said Nigeria is one of the most fortunate countries currently as it is free of the coronavirus ravaging parts of the world.
The authorities said there was no recorded case of the virus in Nigeria and Africa like it is happening in China and other countries where it has spread to.
The clean state of the country was confirmed by Chikwe Ihekweazu, head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Ihekweazu, however, said despite the success, the country is not resting as it is trying to be on top of its game in ensuring that the ailment does not spread to Nigeria.
Reacting to the pastor's statement, Mary Ortiz on Facebook said: "Sadly I believe this pastor has used the God's word in a twisted interpretation to attack those in society that need to hear our Great and Loving God is there with open arms to receive ALL unto himself as they come to know His love and truths in their hearts. They will then know the transformative power of our Lord and Savior."
Shayne Smith said: "Isn't it surprising that a so-called Christian man is so judgemental of others, when he looks like he sits around playing with himself."
Loretta Choukeir said: "I used to like this guy and watch him all the time. But now all I see is a hate-filled person. Nobody has a one-way ticket to heaven. He needs to realize he is not perfect and is kidding himself if he thinks he is !!!!!"
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that in their bid to find a vaccine for the deadly disease, Australian scientists have recorded a medical breakthrough by growing coronavirus in a high-security lab.
The feat was achieved by experts at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, who took a sample of the virus from the first patient diagnosed in Australia.
The scientists will now share the virus with the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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