Skillet’s John Cooper explains why God let the pandemic happen

Author Jad - 16.1.2022

Following Skillet‘s new album “Dominion”, released on January 14, their frontman John Cooper had some words to share about why we are suffering a global pandemic right now, and warning: he says God is the one that let it happen.

Check out what he sais:

Well, the first answer is that we’re not good people. We’re all fallen and we are all in desperate need of salvation through Jesus. So, we’re not actually good people, we all do bad stuff. We all cheat, we’ve all lied, we’re all greedy and as much as the most loving person in the whole world that you’ll ever find, that person is actually still very far off from what mankind was supposed to be, and certainly far off from who God is and the way that God truly loves in a perfect way.

I’ll just end it with this… most people would agree that when you go through trials in life, whatever they may be, there is this idea that in the end, if you make good decisions, if you follow it through, if you change your mind and struggle through it, you come out on the back side stronger than when you started. I think religious people and non-religious people seem to agree on this idea that being through the fire, that sort of refines the gold if you will, that’s what makes you stronger.

And a lot of people say, ‘You know what, that was really difficult, but I wouldn’t change it because it made me who I am today.’ And I guess what I’m saying is, in the same way on a Bible perspective, we go through these things so that God can change us and he can remind us of how much we actually need him. If we don’t have grace from God every single day, we are not going to make it.Skillet frontman John Cooper

The singer acknowledged that that answer doesn’t necessarily make the shit people go through any easier, such as his mother dying of cancer when he was 15 years old.