|Everyone has heard by now of the tornado that went through Minneapolis August 9 while the liberal Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was meeting to vote on accepting homosexuals as priests in their church! |
I've been asked, "Was this simply an accident or did God provide them with the tornado?"
There are no accidents in God's world. Please read your Bible. Those who have this question show that they do not read it! Job makes the sovereignty of God quite clear.
"God tears down, and it cannot be rebuilt, . … He restrains the waters, and they dry up; and He sends them out, and they inundate the earth" (12:14-15).
"God sees everything under the heavens. When He imparted the weight to the wind, and meted out the waters [in the heavens] by measure, when He set a limit for the rain, and a course for the thunderbolt. … ." (28:24-26).
God "draws up the drops of water, they distill rain from the mist, which the clouds pour down, they drip upon man abundantly. Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, the thundering of His pavilion? He spreads His lightning about Him, .… He judges peoples; … He covers His hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark. … Under the whole heaven He lets [the lightning bolt] loose, and His lightning to the ends of the earth. … He thunders with His majestic voice; and He does not restrain the lightning when His voice is heard. … To the snow He says, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the downpour and the rain, 'Be strong' " (36:27-37:6).
"He disperses the cloud of His lightning. And it changes direction, turning around by His guidance, that it may do whatever He commands it on the face of the inhabited earth. Whether for correction, or for His world's [needs], or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen'"(37:9-13).
Those of you who do not believe in God's sovereignty, read the above and weep! – Dr. Mal Couch (August 2009)