“And then the lawless one (the Antichrist) will be revealed and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming. The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends upon them an operation of error, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (II Thess. II, 9–11).
If many of the serious professionals who have studied the contents of the Covid inoculation are right, then many thousands of those who have been inoculated have already died of it. But the worst is yet to come, they say, because what the inoculation does is to cripple the body’s own natural immune defence, so that any further exposure to viruses can be fatal, notably from this autumn onwards with the reopening of the flu season. Whether this dire prophecy is true remains to be seen, but given just how much damage in deaths and injuries the so-called “vaccine” has already done, the prophecy seems highly possible, if not probable, and if it turns out to be true, then there is going to be a large number of very angry people.
That they will be furious with all the propagandists who lied to them that the “vaccine” was safe and effective, politicians, journalists, doctors and so on, is one thing. The problem is that they will be tempted to blame God, and they risk resorting to quotations like the one above to prove their point. Then in the calm before the possible storm, let us look at this quotation which is not the only one of its kind. So how can God positively send error, and secondly, what entitles Him to impose His idea of “Righteousness”?
Firstly, God is absolute Goodness because He is absolute Being, only a lack of being can be evil. It is absolutely impossible for God to cause directly moral evil. What He can do is cause it indirectly by not giving the grace or graces which would have prevented that moral evil from happening. In that case He is not acting positively, He is refraining from acting, or acting negatively, to allow the evil to happen. Those graces that would have prevented the evil, He is entirely free to give or not give, and if He always gave them, He would in effect be stopping human beings from exercising their free-will and from meriting for Heaven. But an unmerited Heaven could not have the quality of a merited Heaven, which is why we live in this “vale of tears” – God created us only for the best, even if it necessitated the “collateral damage” of a “vale of tears” in which a majority of all souls created would choose Hell (Mt. VII, 13–14).
Secondly, who made “true” true? Who made “false” false? And why is “true” “righteous”? And why is “false” “unrighteous”? Answer, God created the universe to be mankind’s home as an ordered whole out of many parts. God’s Order of our home is true (it corresponds to the mind of God), it is beautiful (city-dwellers still flock out of modern cities at weekends to enjoy the beauties of God’s Nature / Order) and it is good (that Order is real, being, in Nature, not just fabricated by my imagination). Therefore the Order of God is true, beautiful and good in all His Creation, and God created my soul out of nothing to give me a number of years of life sufficient for my free-will to choose either to recognise that goodness in His Creation and to love the Creator for giving me the chance to go to His Heaven for eternal bliss; or to refuse to recognise the goodness of the Creator in and behind His Creation, and in His utterly stupendous offer of eternal bliss in exchange for a few years of my observing His Order’s truth and righteousness. In brief, truth and righteousness are not arbitrary, but are based on what is, on my faith in its goodness, and on my submission to it.