Regarding yesterday’s tornado in Oklahoma:
John 10:10 – the thief (satan) comes to steal, kill and destroy. If it’s robbing, killing, or otherwise destroying, it ain’t God.
Moreover, Isaiah 53:5 says the chastisement of our peace (the punishment mankind deserved) was upon Him (Jesus). So, if God is using natural disasters to punish mankind, Jesus died for nothing.
Under the Old Covenant, God used natural disasters to get the attention of sinner and saint alike. However, in the New Covenant, God does not use natural disasters for chastisement or correction. You can look for it if you like but you won’t find it!
Additionally, God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 1:33). The first by-product of a natural disorder is chaos. God is the God of order – He does not need to – nor will He – orchestrate disorder to produce order. If you doubt that, go re-read Genesis 1.
Lastly, Jesus calmed the storm (Mark 4:37-40); if God caused the storm, then Jesus was operating contrary to the Father’s will. Would the Father create the storm and have Jesus calm it – and rebuke the disciples for not calming it? Do not storms steal, kill, and destroy? Is not satan the prince of the power of the air? Wouldn’t it edify satan to convince mankind that it is God behind natural disasters?
God is Good and every good gift comes from Him (James 1:17); storms are not good gifts. Grief and pain are not good gifts. Don’t get me wrong, God will get glory from it but He ain’t the source! God is a good Father – a good earthly parent would never wish nor orchestrate calamity in the lives of their children; and He’s much better than any earthly parent!
Here’s a parting thought: If God caused it, why do we Christians rally to send relief? Why do we pray for the families of the victims? Wouldn’t we be operating contrary to God’s will? Give it a minute…
Bottom line: GOD DOESN’T CAUSE THE STORM! Those of you who says He does need to quit.
© 2013 – Derrick Day (www.derrickday.com)