Expect 'acts of God' on sinful world

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Americans have not yet given any indication that they would like recent "acts of God" to be stopped. There has been no national repentance; there have been no plans to reverse those steps that have been taken to ban God and his Word from our society.

What in the world could induce God to stop his wrath, I cannot for the life of me imagine. "Ignore him, and he'll go away" has not worked. He's still there, and just a little more provoked by the insolence of those who hate him and refuse to acknowledge his holiness and righteousness.

"Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil," the Bible warns (Exodus 23:2). God can punish by tens, thousands and millions. People vainly imagine because there is a unanimous sentimentality to doing evil, they will get by with it, but no one shall escape.

George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights, said, "Providence punishes national sins by national calamities." Sinners must flee to the Lord Jesus Christ in humility, repentance, faith and obedience to his Word, the Bible, or He will destroy every last person.

The Creator has promised, "Heaven and Earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away" (Mark 13:31). The holy people of God are looking "for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness" (II Peter 3:13). "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death" (Revelation 21:8).

It looks like greater "acts of God" are to be expected on a local, national and global scale. Who is making preparations?

The Rev. Timothy Fellows

Aiken, S.C.

(The writer is pastor of The Church of Philadelphia in Aiken.)

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KSL 06/11/11 - 12:49 pm
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Many human beings need to

Many human beings need to think there is a power greater than they are that they can pray to, ask for intervention, implore. What the heck is wrong with that?

InChristLove
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InChristLove 06/11/11 - 01:00 pm
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Momster59, if I thought you

Momster59, if I thought you were truly seeking answers I would be more than happy to explain further but because I feel you are only writing negative commentary, I will leave a brief comment.

God does not cause evil and suffering and God is more than able to prevent it. Because of man's disobedience, the earth was cursed and the relationship between man and God was harmed. God does, of course, intervene in human affairs; He has shown His power at many times in history. But there is a limit to this intervention: He has allowed man freewill, and He allows man to use that freewill -- for good or ill. Suffering in itself is not evil, suffering is sometimes the consequence of disobedience. Evil is from Satan himself.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 06/11/11 - 01:03 pm
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Also Momster59, please show

Also Momster59, please show me in the Bible (if you are referring to "based writings from the stone age") where it "support murder, rape, slavery, theft, lying, genocide, racism, xenophobia and other immoral acts."

InChristLove
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InChristLove 06/11/11 - 01:41 pm
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The Bible differentiates

The Bible differentiates between the sin of murder, and death as the result of war and judicial punishment.

Slavery in Bible times significantly differed from slavery in modern times. Actually it was more of an indentured servant type arrangement.

As for rape, in biblical culture a woman who was not a virgin was looked down upon and it was better for her to marry her rapist than to live a life of poverty and shame. Rape has never been acceptable but it was better to live with a husband who raped you than to live a life alone and without any means of support.

God himself spoke against immoral acts many times. As for racism, how can a God who created all races be racist?

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Willow Bailey 06/12/11 - 12:51 pm
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Suffering comes many times as

Suffering comes many times as a disquised blessing.
Suffering... difficult circumstances, broken hearts and lost relationships are the experiences that can lead us into a personal and saving relationship with Christ. Pain in this life is inevitable, but suffering in vain is optional. Whatever our suffering, we have a Savior that identifies with us.

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