Stop Saying Storms are God's Wills

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People Don’t Know Motivations of God

People have lost their minds. Case in point, Kirk Cameron made a video claiming the devastating hurricanes the past several weeks are a part of God’s plan to teach humility.

First, I would argue that news sources listing Kirk Cameron as an “actor” are using the term loosely.

Second, this is part of a trend to deal with the natural disasters that seem like they will never end.

We have had multiple religious leaders and individuals state through media that this is God’s judgment. Why is God sending hurricanes? The answers range from supporting transgenderism, abortion, gay marriage, or general sinfulness. For those that feel this is only limited to religious conservative groups, many from the left pronounce glee when they believe “karma” has been enacted by the destruction of a home by a storm.

This is dangerous. Natural disasters are natural. They are not the avenging spirit of your personal beliefs. If you truly believe in God, then it seems a bit presumptuousness to know their mindset. In fact, you may be engaging in heresy. An omnipotent force that operates on a scale that we probably can’t even fathom and these people just “get it.”

The idea of not knowing about the actions of God requires faith, the bedrock of religion. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” If you know why God does things then you no longer need faith. Some of the biggest proponents of Almighty justice are also in the same group that does not believe in climate change.

Also, why is God’s judgment always about social issues that these people care about? With ethnic cleansing, horrible poverty, governmental injustice, and all the other evils going on in the world why does who uses which bathroom get to the top of the list? I know God works in mysterious ways, but that is a real head stretcher.

It seems to make more sense that God would be there to help and provide assistance to those suffering through disasters. As the Mayor of San Juan said, “God is with us.” Or the Devil makes sense to act as a destroyer. Could people claiming to speak for God and his motivations be the false teachers the apostle Paul mentions?

Extreme events bring extreme emotions and like a hurricane are hard to predict. It is easy to find a simple cause and effect relationship for something so random. It seems to make more sense to trust in the actions of God and focus on living a moral and pious life. As Hebrews 11:6 declares “But without faith, it is impossible to please him: but he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

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