Mr Helliker wrote in the Philadelphia Trumpet: “It is startling. But compared to the suffering prophesied by Jesus Christ and forecast throughout the Old Testament and New Testament, it is mild
“According to prophecy, looming ahead are race war, economic besiegement, financial collapse, starvation, far deadlier pandemics, nuclear war, foreign invasion, national captivity and literally billions dying.”
However, the Bible expert said the current crisis is intended to provoke thought from the masses.
In times of adversity, many people will look to the Bible and prayer for comfort.