Katrina Disaster Not Void of Religious Fanatics

From a recent Reuters article I just finished perousing:

“Natural disaster is caused by the sin in the world,” said Maj. John Jones, the group’s area commander. “The acts of God are what happens afterwards … all the good that happens.”

So, then, what was the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? What about the Great Flood? Why wasn’t Hurrican Katrina an act of God? And, if Katrina was an act of God, then it was not caused by the sin of the world, but rather it was caused because of the sin of the world. Former Bayou witch doctors, beware.

To say that God is only responsible for the G-Rated relief funds and rescue operations is to be as ignorant as the Pastor who claims that “Jesus is your best friend.

The God of the Bible is a God of Wrath, and while Christ commands compassion towards others, don’t ever think you can slip through life without receiving a final Judgement. Yes that sounds harsh, but Christianity wasn’t meant to be a hippy, friend-loving peachy queen religion. Christianity is about a perfect man who agreed to be brutally murdered so that everyone else could have a chance at eternity.

Please donate to the relief fund. But don’t use a tragic natural disaster as a means to distribute unbiblical commercial-American Jesus-is-safe agenda. Oh, and please DON’T donate to the Southern Baptist Convention. They distributed a film to be shown in churches about how good THEY are, and how much THEY have done for the Katrina disaster. The video forgot to mention how blessed and thankful they are of Christ’s gift to them – the financial support from hard-working Baptists.

“He is not a tame Lion.” – Mr. Beaver

5 Replies to “Katrina Disaster Not Void of Religious Fanatics”

  1. “Natural disaster is caused by the sin in the world,” said Maj. John Jones, the group’s area commander. “The acts of God are what happens afterwards … all the good that happens.”

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  2. While there would be no natural disaster if Adam had not first sinned and purposely eaten of the fruit, disaster is NOT always the wrath of God. He is a loving, merciful, forgiving Father. Always. You do a disservice to all the nonbelievers, turning them away from Our Father by making it look (whether you mean it or not) like he WANTS us to suffer. Sodom and Gomorrah were an exception, and I, at least, believe His promise to not destroy us like that again.

    This happens because we live in a fallen world, but God raises the dead, heals the sick, cures the blind, humbles the prideful, and loves the sinner. Jesus is your best friend, I hope you’ll know that. He IS NOT a tame lion, He created the tame lion as company under man in the Garden. (by the way, i love the Narnia books).

    Judgment is when we’re told on that day that we do not deserve heaven, that we are completely unworthy, and for some of us, that we will not enter. For the rest though, our judgment will be cast aside. We call it “grace.”

    God comes in before, during, and after any disaster, tragedy, sadness, and yeah, the joy too. He is all. Talk to Him about it, pray. He’s here to love you.

  3. Okay, I’ll bite.

    Sodom and Gomorrah were not the only exceptions. Countless times did God show His wrath upon sinners. The Flood comes to mind (as I mentioned). Or how about striking dead the 600 false prophets in front of Elijah when they failed to produce any fire from the heavens? Or the plagues of Egypt that wiped hundreds if not thousands of Egyptians before Pharoah would release the Jews?

    I agree that God “raises the dead, heals the sick, cures the blind, humbles the prideful, and loves the sinner.” But not once did I see Paul consider Jesus his “best friend.” He treated Jesus as Lord and Eternal Messiah, gracious Savior. Master. Teacher. The men who were best friends with Jesus were the 12 apostles that spent night and day with the living (flesh and blood) Jesus.

    All I meant was, John Jones was saying that God is responsible for the relief effort and not the storm. I disagree. We live in a sinful, godless nation (where, for example, you can no longer recite the Pledge of Allegience) and we were just hit the largest natural disaster in our nation’s history. No one can know for sure that it was God’s wrath, but there is a good possibility.

    He’s here to love everyone, and please don’t water down His Biblical Truth!

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