Date: Sept. 20 2001
Subject:: My comments on So Why Does God Allow Disasters To Happen?
I would like to share my thoughts on the above mentioned subject. This is a subject that many others and I are asking Jesus about.
First I believe in the sovereignty of God in earth and
heaven to intervene or not to intervene. I also believe there is a devil
and evil angels that opposes the will of God. I believe that man has a
free will to choose good or evil. I believe that man is born with a sinful
nature (Jerm.16: 9-12) and can be influenced by the satanic entities. I
believe that evil men would destroy the earth and it's inhabitants if God
did not exercise His sovereignty (Gen.6: 3-7). For the anger of man
does not work the righteousness of God.
God has given man a savior in His son Jesus Christ to save us from our sin, Satan, death and the fear of death. God has given us a Bible to be able to read of his will towards His creation. And His Holy Spirit to teach us and give us understanding and wisdom. And God's angels are assigned unto us to protect us, who believe in Jesus, and hearken to His voice. They protect us from our enemies. And we have access to God our Father to His throne of grace and mercy with prayer in the name of Jesus Christ and His shed blood. And to know that He hears and answers our humble requests.
When a people or nations sin against God by rejecting His Son Jesus then shall they find that He no longer is their savior but their judge. The grief and sorrow we are witnessing all over the world is explained in Isaiah 24:5-6. "The earth is defiled under the inhabitants thereof, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the ever lasting covenant, vs. 6, Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell there in are desolate. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left." John 3:36: He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him.
We have entered into this season of judgment and only those watching and praying, seeking after Jesus with all their whole heart and with all their might shall escape the wrath of God Almighty.
John 10:10, Jesus (GOD) says "The thief (satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly".
Deut. 30:15 "See, I have
set before you this day life and good, death and evil.
16: If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you this day, by loving the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his ordinances, then you shall live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land which you are entering to take possession of it.
17: But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them,
18: I declare to you this day, that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land which you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess.
19: I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live,
And again in 1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal (the world, satan, Mamon) then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
Jesus said in Mt 6:24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
But hear is the good news.
John 3:16 For God so loved the
world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not
perish but have eternal life.
17: For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
18: He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
Romans 15 : 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may over flow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Your brother in Christ, Ed Hintz