Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Why do natural disasters occur? Should God be blamed?

"Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy" - Predictions
were on target
One of the great mysteries of life is why natural disasters occur and why so many people are affected by their destructive forces. Why does there have to be death and destruction in this world? Why are good people reduced to the common destructive fate of all people no matter how moral or immoral other people [are]?
This web author and Christian emeritus pastor offers no logical or reasonable explanation   It is my understanding that one cannot fathom the awesome characteristics of nature. [Psalm 46:1f] Nor can we sinful human beings fathom why the Almighty holy Triune God allows what He allows. But, in all of this, it is the genuine disciple of Christ, who can say, as the person of old [Job] exclaimed, thousands of years ago:
“And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” KJV –  Job 1:21-22
Please note by reading the first 2 chapters of Job, that he did not blame God for his peculiar and very difficult circumstance and experience.
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Posted by:  Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel

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