The Bible doesn't ONLY teach that God is love... it also teaches that He is a jealous God, and when it comes to destroying enemies even a vengeful bahstud. Most info about the Christian God is found in the Old Testament - and it doesn't take much time to notice that He is a rather unpleasant character. So... I wouldn't be surprised if all the nasty happenings on this Earth are indeed Acts of God.
I'm actually not sure about what my beliefs are about God, but I think anything is possible...
I believe in God, but no i do not think that all the devastation that has occurred recently is him. I think we need to take responsibility as a society for what we have been doing to this planet. We have been using up it's resources for to long and polluting it for to long. As far as a solution to all of it, everyone has to chip in, doesn't matter how small the feat may be.
I appreciate that this is a religious question, however I feel that natural disasters are just that... natural... it's just earth's way of keeping balance. I cannot imagine a god who is supposed to be all loving causing devastation and pain and death... As for Satan, as far as I'm aware he was not given the power to kill. Then again, my knowledge of relious topics is limited, I was Jehovah's Witness till I was nine, so my facts may not be entirely straight... and their bible is a bit different to everyone elses.
The bible says earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires would increase in the end times. The devil has dominion over this earth until his is cast away for the 1,000 years. God IS love and the bible says the devil comes to kill steal and destroy,( not God.) As long as the devil has dominion over the earth there will be nothing but mayhem trying to get you to doubt God and his Love.
with all due respect to the question posed....
applying the accumulated knowledge of the 18 years of my life..i think it's simply about reciprocation...would you never burst up if in spite of all the love and concern that you give to your loved one..all that you get in return is destruction..hurt??
and therefore even if there IS something addressed here as "act of god"...i think he is completely justified!!!
and i wonder why do we always look towards the wrong things done?...i think there would be very few in this world who won't agree with this fact that there is rather MUCH MORE to god than just the destruction that he causes...thus there should be so much more to us while discussing god than just the destruction caused...
no man made problem ,we uses the world ,that he created.
man well destory himself because we all arenot on the page. God gives us his grace and wants to heal our land, but we will not repent. Satan has pulled the veil to far down over our eyes and we will not ask for forgiveness, therefore he will not heal our land. God will punish the wicked, and he is doing so now at this time.
Yes. God allows these things because others commit sin against God. Apart from him we can't do nothing, and to remember that He is a powerful God. God is Love but His wrath towards our wicked ways. Satan is the destroyer of our life, the killer and father of all lies. Have faith in God.
Yes, according to the scriptures from around the world God is all powerful, all knowing and everywhere in the universe. Oh yeah, lets blame the big guys. :0
yes,definitely i believe it is act of THE GOD,,,,we don't know how we came on the earth ,we don't know where all of us will gone after death.....so there must be a supernatural power who keep balance in all living and non living things.
This fact is also proved in Science which is "LAW OF CONSERVATION OF MASS(ENERGY).".we all living or non living things are some amount of mass or ENERGY so if we want to produce some mass(ENERGY) like birth of a new baby...there must be some consumption of other mass like death of peoples.
Thus, it is cleared that if you believe in God so this Devastations are the act of god to keep balance in nature and if you believe in science then it is just a consumption of mass only.
Of course. God is the All-Willing. He is also the most Merciful, most Gracious.
It is very unfair to blame God for everything that happens. True he made the world and almost an infinite number of worlds. And he may be busy making many new worlds. Otherwise he may come and save people from the tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, etc. "Acts of god" is a praise created by businessmen, actually the lawyers hired by businessman to draft contracts to cheat others who sign them.
No Not an act of God but definitely an act of satan who loves to kill and destroy.
No! Why blame God for everything, people need to look at the bigger picture. The Earth is just trying to protect herself, we have close to 7 billion people in the world and the earth is just trying to keep thing in balance. Life and death is a constant, we don't know when or how but we know it's coming. When things start happening it's all for a reason, we may not understand it then but soon or later we could see the purpose for these things. Just think of your life where nothing ever happen and everyday was the same, nothing changed. How long you think that would last? Not long, change come whether we want it or not, we all need balance. Look at the devastation these disaster's leave behind, it takes from some and provide for others. Example: a person lost their home, somebody has a job to rebuild it. They both win one with a new home, the other with money he earned from building the house (up to 20 people getting paid) off of one house. We pray and help those who are in need and when it's our turn we hope that others will do the same. It's our nature to want to blame someone or something when we hurt. Just try to ask what will benefit from these actions. Good or Bad
The question was about the devastation caused by natural disasters such as tornadoes, not about the natural disasters themselves. Surely man's ingenuity has been, and is, capable of reducing or even eliminating the devastation. Why do fewer houses fall down and fewer people get injured or killed during earthquakes in the US compared to, say, China?
Devastation from natural disasters is controllable by us humans. There is no need to invoke or blame God. Insurance companies please note.
I don't think they come about by the deliberate intention of a personal God, no. But if you think of God as the total consequence of all happenings in the Universe then I guess that would be yes.
Yes i think the devastation from the tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, etc., 'Acts of God'. Not even in Bible but also in every religious book it is mentioned that God loves all. God loves the progress we did. But God never allow us to do something against the nature. Now days we are in the race of Progress but we forget that in this race we are playing with the rules of Nature. Like we cut down forests.
God gives us this beautiful planet to live but what we did. For our greed we make changes on it.
God is great. He gives everyone a chance to realize his/her mistakes but when we human being didn't realize or accept our mistakes he have to punish us too. And in God's eye everyone is equal. He treats everyone equally.
Devastation from the tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, etc., are the signs which God want to teach us that we human being are doing some thing wrong. But still we are doing the same mistakes. If we cannot stop here then I think either we all have to suffer just because of Global Warming or very soon we have to face Ice Age.
Yes, everyone get's what he deserves. I am talking in general. Maybe not you, maybe someone close to you did something that "the major force" didn't like it.
Yes they can be. If something defy the reason for its existence then its destruction is an option. (i hope i have used the right words). God might be Love but he is not Happiness. (I don´t understand what you mean by God being Love....sorry). Satan seems to have a pivotal role in all this. Satan is actually (from what i know) a complex of conscious parts of a person which enable some attributes (behaviroral, temparamental, emotional and mental) which leads to its enabling to ''defy the reason for its existence''
I hope you get my point.
No. I believe it has to do with how we have treat the earth and her resources. A mass imbalance has been created causing these unsettling 'natural' disasters.
In my opinion, it is not the act of yahuwah name of our God, it is by our doing, we abuse our mother nature. that's all i can share for now... God bless....
God is totally good and there is no badness in him. We leave in the dispensation of grace and not the dispensation of law. under law (Old testament times) God would unleash his wrath on people that annoyed him. A point of reference is when Elijah the prophet called down fire from heaven to kill the soldiers that had been sent to arrest him. But in the new testament time, God would never do that. A case in point is when the disciples were chased out of a city and they were so annoyed that they asked Jesus to call down fire from heaven to destroy the village- Jesus never allowed it to happen.
Yes i do consider the devastation from tornadoes, earthquakes, etc. acts of God. It's Gods way of punishing people and states or countries. If you read the bible it will tell you that all the earthquakes and tornadoes, etc. are created by him.
Not exactly that GOD is like a child pushing a button to activate "Tornado" or "Hurricane", but in certain ways, we can say that GOD allows or approve that this atmospheric phenomenons occur. All that GOD allows is because alwas, ALWAYS GOD has a purpose .
They are ACTS OF NATURE....if God equates to nature in your mind...and nature to God, I guess you can believe something along that thought. God is LOVE. He doesn't CAUSE death and destruction....as in strike them upon His world and His children. They are the occurrances of the world...in this life....the human state. This is merely a dress rehearsal before Eternal life, if this is your belief.
God is said to be OUR Heavenly Father. If you have children, you love them, teach them right from wrong, good vs evil, give them direction and guidlines, protect them to the best of your ability.......If a terrible tragedy befalls a child......did the PARENT C A U S E it? I think not.
No I do not. It is act of nature beyond any ones control.
I think its nature taking its cause and the and the effect of these disasters are as a result of human being interfering with the natural habitat called the earth so much that when the nature reacts to its own cycle, the same human beings are caught on the way.
I also believe that God created the world and let it be able to cycle it s seasons, so occasionally the human race will be caught by these disasters which are very deadly and leave many people and communities at a lose of what to do.
If God has an hand in this, then he must have his reasons. But if its a result of natural forces which we have no control of, then the human race should look for ways to stay away from the most affected areas. I feel for every victim of all these disasters.
No. I doubt any higher being had anything to do with all that. Even if it were so, why would someone purposely punish us, or even more, the planet itself and the very innocent other beings that inhabit it. Isn't guidance what it should be all about?
For me, God has nothing to do with any of these. These are caused by nature and some have been triggered by the acts of man.
yes and no because he knew what was going to happen on earth before it did and our pollution bad choices and everything we do on earth is a result of how the atmospher rotation and weather of the world react. Things happen when big things get moved or changed.
If a person believes in God, believe that even if only at the very beginning it was God that made the Universe from nothing, then you have to believe that everything that happened after that was a result of something God started.Thus it all is an act of God.
It is simpler to perceive the answer to this question when we consider a relationship between God and man the way we relate with other people. If you had ten children you would not correct all ten in the same manner: Each child relates differently to the parents by following or rebelling to the set rules.
When you apply this to God relating to His children He will correct some children by the love shown after a disaster between people, He will end others' lives so the rest will not attach themselves to people or things and simply depend on Him, and so many other ways that He can talk to each individual. Some people need an earth-shaking experience to reconsider their spouse, children, parents...God.
My thought was always God made nature and these are natural disasters. Now, I remember scripture talk how he dresses the flowers in the field and takes care of birds, what more won't He do for His children? I now believe He is active within us, calling us, insisting to relate with us.
The further away a child goes from their parents' goodness - alcoholism, drug addiction - the harder and more creative the parents will get to bring that child back.
We are cloning God's work, killing the unborn, destroying the planet which He created and preventing children from coming into this world out of selfishness. If you were God, wouldn't you want your children to snap out of it?
Become a Jehovahs Witness and youll find out your answers
Extreme weather patterns are also part of the atmospheric circulation. They are in fact products of this system which can very from year to year.
I believe God takes care of big picture things like creating people and animals and the world. He/she may set the stage for weather but does not govern specific events. Floods and Earthquakes happen naturally, God does not choose when and where.
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