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Natural Disasters A Judgement

Are natural disasters a judgement of GOD? Will people listen and repent as this hurricane hits New Orleans? They say NO,LA could end up totally under water as is Sodom and Gomorrah.

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As the seal and bowl judgements occur in Revelations, it is always said "and they did not repent of their sins". It seems that God gives man chances to repent all the way up until the battle of armegedon, yet wicked man does not repent.
---jody on 10/15/07

How did you come to Jesus? By the Holy Ghost convicting you that the gospel message was the truth, that Jesus was indeed risen from the dead and He is Lord. Why shouldn't others benefit from the same opportunity? If Jesus went about healing all who were sick and oppressed of the devil even before any man was born again, how much more does His Spirit administrate the witness of Christ for the purpose of salvation now that He has not only died to reconcile God and man but also risen to give men life?
---Linda on 10/15/07

Catherine, read your Bible. I gave the Scripture. I will copy/paste it below just in case you don't have time to look it up. Besides, if you already have the answer, you don't have a question. That is the arrogant statement of someone who believes he/she knows everything and is usually the result of isolation from God's people. Paul said, "WE have the mind of Christ" not "I have the mind of Christ."
---Linda on 10/15/07

Here it is, and Jesus started it all out with, "Nevertheless, I tell you the truth..."

Joh 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth, It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you, but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
Joh 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove THE WORLD of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
---Linda on 10/15/07

Joh 16:9 Of sin, because THEY BELIEVE NOT ON ME (does that sound like believers?),
Joh 16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more,
Joh 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
Joh 16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
---Linda on 10/15/07

I have a question. I already have the answer. How in this world does God deal with unbelievers through His Holy Spirit?
---catherine on 10/15/07

"The Bible is filled of scriptures of God's anger and His power in storms. Look them up. You may start in the OT."

Yep, they do start in the OT but they end at the cross. God deals with man now by His Holy Spirit, even those who don't believe (see John 16:8 if you have any doubts about this). If His Holy Spirit isn't enough, then no natural storm is going to do the job. This is why the Holy Spirit is called the Teacher.
---Linda on 10/15/07

Some people say that it is not God's judgement but that God has removed His hand of protection from certain areas/countries because of the behaviour of the people there. Whatever you want to name it, it is never just the unbelievers who are the victims. Christians die in floods and earthquakes just as they did on 9/11 along with others.
---RitaH on 10/15/07

Natural disasters what's that? Mother's nature what's that? The media will dodge all around on not useing God's name. God spoked to me about that at one time. The Bible is filled of scriptures of God's anger and His power in storms. Look them up. You may start in the OT.
---catherine on 10/15/07

All bad things are a result of sin. As God does, He has used this to be a blessing. I am not in N.O. but it is no difference. In MS, Hancock Co. was at 85% unchurched. 25 months later, I would dare to say that every one has had God's love shown to them by a group of Godly volunteers. An act that would not have happened without a natural disaster. So is it a judgement of sin? Yes, but so is the common cold. Thanks, God Biess.
---Ben on 10/14/07

No I do not consider them as part of the judgment but I see them as Signs of the Times we live in >>Time of the end!
---Pierr7958 on 8/8/07

Yes it is. So many people are living in sin, but yet saying they are a christian. Some will repent, some just don't care. Some blame God and hate him for these storms.
---Rebecca_D on 3/15/07

tornadoes, floods,hurricanes are mentioned in the Bible as God's weapons of indignation. How can you refute that?
---Tsuanne on 10/7/05

for many years natural disasters were seen just as that.. not connected to anything. just stuff that happens when the climate is right. but since Israel has come back to its own God given land.. the connection between what happens is according to God's word.. watch the fig tree.
---jianra on 9/26/05

the Bible says it is ONLY the begining Matt 24:6-8, Luke 21:25-26, read revelations to see the more to come. The bible says that people will curse God. few will come to him. As it gets worse you would think one would repent ask for forgiveness but in Revelations it says they curse him. this is satans world. Soon the Lords Day/Warth will come. Until then it will get worse.
---judit4846 on 9/3/05

A few years ago, I was teaching a course on Revelation. At that time, I told my students, "watch for an increase in natural events - this probably means God is getting fed up." These events should act as a "wake-up call". But, they aren't, in most cases. (Revelation 16:ll) These events are just explained away with a scientific explanation.
---WIVV on 8/30/05

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Because of sin, bad things happen. Like in the story of Job, people kept telling Job to curse God. Though God allowed it to happen, because of our sin, Satan is allowed to wreck habit on us. Staying faithful, we will reap the rewards. So, NO, natural disasters are the work of Satan to get us to curse God. Don't fall for his tricks. Stay faithful like Job.
---geraa7578 on 8/29/05

Christian opinion over whether 'natural' disasters are punishment from God has always varied as these answers will. At the moment let us just all pray for those affected. The fear they must be feeling is something we cannot imagine if we've never experienced anything like this. The loss of everything they possess (insignificant campared with losing one's soul I know) is also a huge thing to them because they might return to nothing. Let us pray about every aspect of their lives at this time.
---Xanthi on 8/29/05

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