MembersDoes God Still Judge the World Through Natural Disasters?

And if God uses natural disasters to judge the sins of mankind, is He still a just God if the innocent perish along with the wicked?

| Topics: Natural Disasters
Israeli and American military forces train together to confront the next natural disaster.
Israeli and American military forces train together to confront the next natural disaster. Photo: Yossi Zeliger/FLASH90

One need not look too far to the left or the right to encounter a natural disaster plastered on the news or even experience one ourselves.

Whether it is a tsunami caused by an earthquake, a blazing wildfire snuffing out oxygen-giving trees, or a plumbing volcanic eruption – no one who comes across the path of such powerful forces will survive unscathed.

The first biblical record of a natural disaster can be found in Genesis 6, which tells the story of a great flood God sent upon the earth to destroy humanity as a judgment for their sins, except for Noah and his family.

As the waters receded and Noah and his family stepped foot upon solid ground, God made a covenant with them, which He stated in Genesis 9:11:

“I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

But the Bible does later account for God’s use of other elements of nature to implement His will, such as in...

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