Is The Present Drought And Global Warming Caused By An Act Of God?

Growing up in a rural community, any uncontrolled act of nature, such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes or lightning were considered: “Acts of God”.  Homeowner’s insurance policies had exclusions for damages caused by: “Acts of God” as well as acts of war or terrorism.  Where we lived, droughts, tornadoes and wild-fires were labeled an Act of God by the farmers.  Whether we had good crops or poor ones, the outcome was usually attributed to God.  Most citizens were God-fearing studiers of the Bible.  As they read their Bible, they believed what Leviticus 26:18 – 21 said:

“If after all this you will not listen to me, I will punish you for your sins seven times over.  I will break down your stubborn pride and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze.  Your strength will be spent in vain, because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of your land yield their fruit. If you remain hostile toward me and refuse to listen to me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over, as your sins deserve”. NIV

Our neighbors would have called climate change or global warming an act caused by God because Americans had failed to worship their God as the Bible had instructed.  They would probably have said that Satan was deceiving the world into denying that God even exists by replacing God’s creation and by teaching evolution.  Satan certainly would not want any natural disaster attributed to God’s hand.  Therefore, Satan influenced politicians and scientists to blame mankind for causing natural disasters, or at least increasing their severity.  Since our neighbors no longer live on farms, and because many have stopped studying their Bibles, listening instead to the world’s evil spirits, they have accepted that God’s Word no longer applies.  In other words, for them, Leviticus 26:18 -21 is no longer valid; it is as if God is on vacation.

Seventy years ago many farmers would gather together to hold prayer meetings, to promise God that they would humble themselves, to repent and stop sinning, and spend more time worshiping Him.  Their faith was strong enough that the drought could be overcome.  Each day they would pray, expecting the rain to come, and during those times, God would allow the rain to come, once He had gotten their attention.

II Chronicles 7:14 – “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Would you consider America is in the process of being healed?  From my vantage point it appears to be just the opposite.  Many have noticed the severity of the weather patterns and an increase in nature’s disturbances during the past few years.  We are seeing the worst drought conditions in a generation; we have had massive hurricanes, devastating tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, extreme blizzards, flooding, heat waves and cold spells, and extreme forest fires.  Is this normal?  Has there been any time during the past few years in which America has not been involved in a war or dealing with some type of global strife?   What about the potential economic bankruptcy of our nation?   It used to be that politicians were at each other’s throats, but now it seems many everyday Americans are becoming violent.    It is scary just thinking about it.  This is not the America I knew growing up.

If you are anti-God, a non-believer in His creation, you may believe that the recent natural disasters are the result of man-made global warming or climate change.  I believe the purpose behind the global warming movement is, for some, a way to repudiate God, and to try to prove that He is not in control. If God can destroy the earth by flood and later by fire, could He not cool it down if humans had really caused it to overheat?   For those who believe the Bible is God’s inspired Word, don’t you think God would have given us a warning if we could destroy the earth?  He has instructed us in everything else.  He tells us how to clean our utensils, what to eat and what not to.  Is destroying the earth, by human means, too insignificant?

I John 5:19 – “We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.”   Is it possible that God is not punishing America?  It is Satan who God has given control and he is the one creating our natural disasters and economic turmoil.

Genesis 6:12 – 13 – “God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, ‘I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.’”

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