What is the purpose of these pandemic like smallpox, cholera, and now Ebola? Why does God inflict these sufferings on people? It is interesting that there is a verse in the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki) that addresses the illness of cholera that was rampant in the nineteen-century, killing millions of people.
The world is saying that it is cholera, but
it is God showing his regret. 14-23
Can God be expressing his disappointment in mankind? Can the violence and evil perpetrated by mankind today be manifested as illness? Another verse from the Book of Prophecy:
What ever I do to the body,
it is not an illness but the guidance of God. 14-21
Can God be guiding us with these illnesses? Science and medicine have almost eliminated cholera, but other diseases continue to arise, like the ebola virus. A thought to ponder:
The world is saying that it is Ebola, but
it is God showing his regret.