In the history of civilization we have never experienced such horrific and deadly natural disasters as the earth seems to be unleashing recently. The violent devastation through earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, floods, drought, wildfires and horrific massive storms is greater than ever recorded in mankind’s history.
According to Oxford University’s “Our World in Data,” the years 2013 through 2016 had 1,441 natural disasters that killed more than 77,000 people.
George Washington Carver, a distinguished 20th century scientist wrote, “I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.” Yes, scientists and intellectuals in the past used the weather as God’s thermometer on man’s morality. However, if a person would insinuate that notion today, they would be severely ridiculed and chastised.
Many theologians have even mocked the notion that God has, in any way, allowed or been responsible for the calamities resulting from the worst recorded weather in history. They discount the notion by stating, “How could a loving God allow these types of disasters?” Some even go further suggesting that God is dead. They say things like, “How could a just God not prevent a disaster that kills thousands of people such as happened in the 2010 Haiti earthquake where 220,000 were killed?” The problem with many theologians and others today is that they have made a God in their own image; in their own imagination; what they think God should be. This discounts the Biblical description of the real God that has already clearly defined his moral laws of sowing and reaping.
Yes, the Bible teaches explicitly that the weather is a vital form of God communicating to humans. The story of Adam and Eve is more than a story of choosing from which tree to eat. It is a story of choosing from two ways of life. They could choose to follow God and eat from the tree of life giving them God’s protection and eternal life (Romans 8:10; 6:23) or to follow themselves (selfishness) and choose the forbidden tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which represented Satan’s stance of rebellion, sin and death.
This present world is not God’s world, but it is led by Satan as “the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4). In Galatians 1:4, the Apostle Paul described earth as, “this present evil world.”
Man is a free moral agent. Originally, God made man in his own image; free so mankind could choose his own destiny. Our choices determine our future and our character is developed through our decisions. Consequently, godly decisions determine whether we grow into the image of God with eternal life led by the Holy Spirit or whether we grow into the image of fallen Adam who reaped Cain, a murderer.
Genesis 3:16-24 explains the ramifications of Adam and Eve’s decision of rebellion and selfishness. Instead of God’s protection and provision, walking with and being led by God receiving eternal life, man was driven from the garden. Instead of eating from the tree of life, man chose his own path led by his vanity and pride. He made his own laws, ideologies, philosophies and gods whereas God pronounced curses on man.
Man rejected God’s knowledge and government. Consequently, for about 6,000 years, he has made a mess out of civilization. God allowed man to make his own decisions of good and evil with his own educational system influenced by Satan himself. As America has been taking God’s laws and morality out of the United States and allowing atheists, agnostics, communists and socialists to rule, America is filled with anarchy, rebellion, fighting stealing, raping and killing the innocent. Since they are so far away from the true teaching of the Bible which used to be taught in our schools, people are now left in a chaotic state of not understanding what is going on with society and the weather, which is totally out of control.
The answer is so very simple and clear to understand. Satan is in charge of the world, not God. Adam chose to follow Satan instead of the ways of God and now the world is in chaos. The more a nation follows the laws and teaching of God through Jesus Christ, as America once did, the more that nation is blessed. The nation is not perfect as many still reject Christ, but if the majority would follow God’s standards of morality, the law of sowing and reaping would take over and that nation is more blessed than cursed.
Only when Jesus returns at the battle of Armageddon and removes Satan and evil leaders leading their governments, will peace come to the earth again with prosperity and justice for all. Yes, even though he doesn’t recognize it, the problems today are solely the fault of mankind who continues to eat from the wrong tree, thus following Satan. The weather is totally out of control and it’s only going to get worse, causing more devastation and death because of man’s sin. The Bible declares, “The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
Please read the following scriptures which prove humans who are in a constant form of rebellion, depravity and various forms of sin are responsible for the terrible deadly weather. It is not because of fossil fuels as those humanists who don’t believe in the infallible word of God would try to explain. The evolutionist excuse of carbon emissions causing these storms is the antithesis of what God says! Nahum 1:3-4, “...will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet...He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers....” Job 37:11-13, tells us that God sends the storms and uses the weather to correct mankind for their sins.
2 Chronicles 6:26-27, “When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee, yet if they pray toward this place and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou doest afflict them; Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants.” Daniel 9:11-14, “...because we have sinned....” Leviticus 13 is the chapter dealing with blessings and curses. Believe the Bible or man! There are hundreds of scriptures where God takes responsibility for the weather and other calamities where He could protect man if man was under the blood, meaning living in a righteous relationship of obedience to His moral standards. Amos 5:1-12, “...that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth...for I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins.” Sin caused Katrina, Harvey, Irma, Maria and other hurricanes, as well as other natural disasters that are unique, as they are the worst ever recorded and according to my book, “The Science of Judgment” will only escalate! Jonathan H.