First, we here at FSM and FSMWO send our thoughts and prayers to all those affected by this devastating winter storm. If you want to contribute to the relief effort may we suggest one of three organizations we know are on the ground and have worked with in the past: #EightdaysofHope, #SamaritansPurse, or #TeamRubicon. Thank You and God Bless.
First, as always be a Berean, do your own due diligence in fact-checking all the pundits and so-called experts spewing climate change and the sky is falling nonsense. This type of occurrence is rare the last one happening 96 years ago, and severe weather for this year (tornados, high winds events, etc. are down considerably).
We often get two responses when disasters strike, first is why or how can a “loving God” allow the devastation from earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. to occur. The second is the person proclaiming they know God’s mind and He is judging or punishing for sin.
I am no scientist so I will never try and explain it away in that sense. But Biblically I am convinced the Bible gives us a straightforward reason and the Second person has only a hint of truth in their proclamation.
The first question I always ask folks is do you agree these are “natural disasters” that is man had no part in creating the event. Inevitably they agree. Second I point out that the Bible shows that the laws of nature were established by God. Next, we need to establish that Sin, which is the sin of Adam and Eve, changed the earth forever. In Genesis 3, we read about the consequences of man’s rebellion against God. The verse that stands out in context to the earth is v.17, And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
In conclusion, no one can point out a particular sin, it is simply the “Natural Earth” that is also a “Cursed Earth” that man will spend all his days upon in pain, labor, hardship (sorrow). Likewise, I am convinced our “Loving God” holds back the true devastation the cursed earth is capable of and our sinful nature truly deserves.