Resources About Natural Disasters
“The question of why the tsunami happened is a geological question, not a theological question.” So said a Christian cleric when asked about the terrible disaster that has riveted our attention in recent weeks. Most of the Christians interviewed on television have tried to protect God’s reputation by putting distance between Him and the horrid suffering that we’ve seen so graphically. So, does God have ‘anything to do’ with natural disasters? We all agree that nature is fallen and as a result there are faults in the earth that cause earthquakes, and earthquakes cause tidal waves. So, the argument … Read More >
We can’t watch a television special on the 2004 Sumatran Tsunami or 2005’s Hurricane Katrina without asking these questions: “Does God have a role to play in what … See More >
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.”—Psalm 46:1-3 “‘Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!’ The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”—Psalm 46:10-11 Katrina, Irene, and Sandy—just three of the mighty hurricanes that have hit our shores … Read More >
All sin is judged immediately, but sometimes the consequences aren’t instant.
Nature reveals both the love of God and the judgment of God.
Where was God when a deadly tsunami swept through the Indian Ocean killing nearly 250,000 people? And where was God when hurricanes crashed against the Gulf Coast leaving hundreds … See More >
At times, the world around us seems to be falling apart. Earthquakes, suffering, famine, and global tragedies raise questions in our mind. Is God really in control? Why does He … See More >
Our hearts ache when we remember the hundreds of thousands of people left homeless and without hope when Hurricane Katrina crashed against the Gulf Coast. Or the staggering death toll … See More >
Five Lessons Hurricane Harvey Teaches Us Did God have anything to do with the monstrous storm that wreaked havoc in Texas for several days? Some will argue that God was simply an interested observer; after all, the laws of nature rule in this fallen world. But intuitively people know that God was in charge. I’m sure that even those who had not prayed in years called on God in their distress, asking Him to control their circumstances. And, of course, as believers we know that God was not just an interested bystander. The book of Job is instructive here. God … Read More >