Is this a sign of the times? A third case of the bubonic plague has been discovered in China—and panic is starting to take hold.
According to Express, the health commission said in a statement that a 55-year old man had contracted bubonic plague after eating a wild rabbit during a hunting trip” The man was subsequently quarantined after the diagnosis, Express reports, along with 28 people who he came into contact with.
Both diseases are associated with the Black Death pandemic that killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe alone in the 14th Century, according to the NY Post.
Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, is active with speculation:
“I just want to know how these two came to Beijing?? By train, airplane, or did they drive themselves?” one poster asked, while another reportedly said: ”Bird flu in the year of the rooster… swine fever in the year of the pig. Next year is the year of the rat…the plague is coming.”
Jesus in the end times, “there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.”
The plague would certainly qualify as a pestilence. Is this a sign of the times are are prophetic people overreacting?