Thursday, September 01, 2005

More on Hurricanes as God's Judgment

Gary DeMar weighs in ... "It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature"?

A sampling ...

It used to be that tornados, hurricanes, floods, wild fires, and earthquakes were understood in two ways. First, the creation itself is fallen, and these disasters are a reflection of the fall. The created order goes through convulsions similar to the way disease hits each of us leading to old age and inevitable death (see Gen. 3:17–19).

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Second, these events are a reminder that God does respond to a world that “has forgotten Him.” In 1750, John Wesley wrote of “The Cause and Cure of Earthquakes”:

Of all the judgments which the righteous God inflicts on sinners here, the most dreadful and destructive is an earthquake. This he has lately brought on our part of the earth, and thereby alarmed our fears, and bid us “prepare to meet our God!” The shocks which have been felt in divers places, since that which made this city tremble, may convince us that the danger is not over, and ought to keep us still in awe; seeing “his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still,” Isa. x, 4.2