I would use COVID to divide churches. Personal opinions, shoddy research, conspiracy theories. I would use all of it to alienate people from each other.
I would use COVID to get people to see those that they disagree with as the enemy.
I would use COVID to keep Christians focused on making arguments not on making disciples. Investing in personal relationships and helping people to become more like Jesus would seem totally unimportant compared to fighting about COVID.
I would use COVID to get Christians accustomed to watching church online and then lead them to drift away from the church family altogether.
I would use COVID, and the division that it brings, to discourage pastors with the result that they drop out of ministry.
I would use COVID to keep people from thinking about the way that Jesus lived his life and it’s implications upon their life.
I would use COVID to cause deep fear and anxiety.
I would use COVID to get people fixated on the news and to stop reading the bible and praying. I would do some demonic discipleship through the various news outlets and social media.
I would use COVID to cause people to hold grudges and bitterness against people who think differently than they do.
I would use COVID to get the prosperity gospel preachers to make statements and promises they have no business (or authority) making.
I would use COVID to hurt the church’s testimony to the watching world. The world would see the church as divided, angry and not having the heart of God.