End Times pastor Irvin Baxter knows exactly why the novel coronavirus is currently spreading across the United States, and it has nothing to do with lack of testing or social distancing measures.

According to Right Wing Watch, Baxter appeared on The Jim Bakker Show to explain that the outbreak is a warning from God over the sin of fornication.

“There are 7.5 million unmarried couples living together in the United States,” the pastor said. “That means 15 million people are living together unmarried, and that’s increased over the last 10 years by 138 percent.”

Baxter prefaced the next statistic with his “hope that this research is not correct,” though he said he found it in “the encyclopedia.” He went on to say that only “5 percent of new brides in America are virgins. That means 95 percent have already committed fornication.”

“God may be using this as a wake-up call,” he said. “This coronavirus may be a privilege, because I will tell you right now, there is a much bigger judgment coming.”

Watch the clip here.