The argument suggesting that everything God does, there is a reason for it, does not add logic to suffering, suffering is pain, why should God inflict pain on his creations. Similarly why should God send his only son to earth to save our sins, how does it save our sins? Where is the logic?
Why are millions of planets were few if any support life, its natural. A massive amount of occurrences have to happen for life. That's why Earth is the only one we know of. A child dies every 3-4 seconds around the world. If I had a small amount of powers its followers attribute, no child would die of birth defects, violence, disease. Followers say all the natural disasters occur because of Sin. How can a loving deity allow evil on innocents. Simple, no deity. Earths fossil record Does Not support any of the bible. My best friend ex baptist minister agrees that the only truth in the bible is what refers to actual human history. No God miracles. Good values and morals require honesty and Truth. None of that in any religion/God belief.
Why do I think this? Because in the book of Amos God destroys many places because they have sinned greatly. We are supposed to repent and when we do not do that God will punish us so that we may call his name again and become closer to him.
I think that if God int e bible has told people to forgive people and sometimes summoned them to obey him then why does he not do something about these natural disasters that are killing millions of people? He should not just sit there and let even little villages never mind big countries get distroyed by such hurrendoes things?
God designed the planet. Whether or not he is consciously causing each disaster or not is irrelevant- because he created the world and mechanics of the world in such a way that allows frequent disasters (on a geological time scale they are incredibly frequent) to occur. Going on popular religious statements:
Yes, nature created the disasters, but god created nature. God is god and there for anything is possible, he could have created nature to not produce natural disasters. A little bit of a difficult concept to grasp, I suppose, but if you're going to accept god is all knowing and all powerful and the great creator of everything, you cannot deny that 100% of natural disasters are his fault. And since he created everything and designed everything down to human nature, he is also responsible for rape, murder, all disasters.
Free will, you say? If you arm a bad person, you are also guilty. God created man and designed man, thus any evil resulting from man is god's fault. It is simply bad design, but for the sake of this debate, it proves that all disasters of all shape and form are gods fault for being all powerful to design the universe that makes them able to happen- and not using his all power-fullness to intervene.
I base the yes answer on the legal definition of "acts of God" - an event outside of human control such as, floods or other natural disasters that no one is responsible for. I might also add that my personal belief is that God is in control of everything, but I do not believe he constantly changes the course of nature. He only allows it to happen. At the same time, for His purpose and plan, He can change its course if He so desires.
Natural disasters happen all the time, with no explanation. Volcanoes, hurricanes and tornadoes are all unexplainable. The only answer is that they must be acts of God. All of the disasters have been happening for many years, long before any of us were around to have answers for it. So, all we can do is assume it's God.
I hold the belief that everything is a plan set forth by God, before it even happens. Since I believe that to be true, that would mean that everything that happens is an act of God. That includes natural disasters. I do not believe it is all just a force of nature.
God is a merciful. He gives food to the birds, warms and cools the earth, and allows for the rain to give us nourishment for our plants and animals. God is also a wrathful God. He holds the rod and the staff. Many individuals don't understand that sometimes God allows for things to happen to get other people's attention and to prove a point. Many individuals see God as a mystical character but he is GOD ALONE.
I think that natural disasters are acts of God, but I think when these events occur, God is trying to get us to learn from these events. While some may be absolutely horrible, I think there is a message in them, or a warning of what is to come if we don't change our ways.
No they are not acts of god for two reasons. One, they are explained by since, secondly, god is fair and won't just kill many innocent people if he is the way the bible describes him. I think god gave up on this planet once Israel took over Palestine. He was like I help with getting rid of the nazis and now these zionists are doing the same thing, forget it I'm creating life on mars and dealing with that lol
If only we are all environmentalists then these wouldn't be happening.
Its because Adam and Eve sinned. Natural disasters are the result of sin
God has given man the beautiful gift of free will. He has also given to man the ability, through his brain, to make choices that may alter his surroundings for better or for worse. God never causes an earthquake, he expects man to build his house far enough away from where a seismic fault lies. If flooding causes swelling of a river from excessive rain, God expects man to make a good choice of living at a distance from the river or at least build protection for his home. When people experience natural disasters, they feel the need to blame someone or something other than themselves, and thus claim it must be God's vengeance. But God is not vengeful. Besides, it is their choice to live in an area where there are excessive storms, floods or situations that are ripe for a disaster.
The earth acts in a furious pattern only when man decides to abuse his natural home.
God doesn't cause natural disasters. He has a hand in who survives sometimes, but he doesn't make these things happen. Which is not to say that prayer can't effect where and when it strikes. He is all-powerful, but he has to let it rain once in a while so you can be more appreciative for the sun.
I believe that natural disaster are just that, natural disasters. They are naturally occurring in nature and NOT caused by God. Tsunamis are caused by earthquakes or underwater volcanoes, Earthquakes are caused by shifting tectonic plates, floods are caused by rising water levels due to rain or storm surge and hurricanes are caused by warming ocean temperature. All caused by none other than Mother Earth.
We have scientifically proved how natural disasters come to be. So no he doesnt because he doesnt exist.
WHY WOULD GOD do this to us when he's a loving god? Wouldn't he strike dead the bad people? Well he wouldn't and he won't until the day of the end
While the study of weather has not become a perfect science, it is well known that based on certain factors we are able to predict upcoming weather events. Given that, it would be unreasonable to surmise that God is predictable. If he had the means he would have no need to trick us into thinking that we understand why the hurricane was on a path to land.
While our understanding of the Earth and its systems is still neophyte in many ways, we do have an understanding of how things like earthquakes and tsunamis occur, meaning that they have natural explanations and placing them firmly in the realm of science. As we gain more understanding we will learn to mitigate some or all of them and I do not think that acts of God would allow for such puny beings as us to change them.