Does God still Judge? Possible Pitfalls of Prophets in Troubling Times

A famous prophet wrote this this week.

“Today on [Name of program], we are going to talk about the Coronavirus, plagues, other natural disasters and how we should respond to them. THESE OCCURRENCES ARE NOT JUDGMENTS FROM GOD. JESUS TOOK ALL JUDGMENTS AND CURSING WHEN HE WENT TO THE CROSS, ANY CURSING AND JUDGMENTS THAT’S LEFT IS END-TIMES PROPHECY. Coronavirus is NOT a judgment from God. This is something that God does NOT want and it’s not His story for humanity.”

I put the concerning words in CAPS. What do you think? Theologically do you agree that there are no more judgments post cross? Didn’t God judge Herod in Acts 12?

“On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. They shouted, ‘This is the voice of a god, not of a man.’ Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.” (Acts 12:21-23)

Didn’t Paul curse Elymus?

“You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord? Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind for a time, not even able to see the light of the sun.” (Acts 13:10-11a)

He says, “the hand of the Lord is against you.” That sure sounds like judgment. And the judgment led to salvation:

“Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand. When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord.” (Acts 13:11b-12)

And believers too, faced judgment. When Ananias lied to God, was he not judged?

“Then Peter said, ‘Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled yo