• He wants to get rid of the dirty people

    I remember somewhere that one day god will punish ll the wrong and dirty people and let the good people live their life because he doesn't want other people dong this so he does earthquake and volcanoes so he'll talk to all the other wrong people and decide if they're going to hell.

  • No! The bible does not teach that!

    The Bible doesn’t teach that God is behind the natural disasters we see today. God’s judgments as described in the Bible are quite different from natural disasters.

    God is selective. The Bible says: “Man sees what appears to the eyes; but as for Jehovah, he sees what the heart is.”—1 Samuel 16:7.
    GOD reads the hearts of individuals and destroys only those he deems wicked.—Genesis 18:23-32.
    God sends warnings first, thereby giving those who listen to him the opportunity to escape.

    Natural disasters, on the other hand, strike with little or no warning, and they kill and maim indiscriminately. To some extent, mankind has made such disasters worse by damaging the natural environment and by building in areas prone to earthquakes, floods, and extreme weather.

  • Is God using recent natural disasters to punish humanity?

    This is a difficult question. It cannot be answered by simply quoting a Bible passage. It requires a careful study of God's nature, how He relates to the natural world, and the link between humans, sin, and nature. These are huge theological topics that always lead to differences of opinion among scholars. Here are some aspects of the topic that appear to be clearly present in the Bible.

    1. The Link Between Humans and Nature: When God made humans in His image and gave them dominion over the natural world, He set them apart from the rest of creation as unique (Gen. 1:26, 27). At that moment a close connection was established between humanity and nature. Creation was placed under the dominion of humans; creation's fate was to be determined by the choices and decisions of humanity. Humans, as God's representatives, were to rule over nature as God intended. The link between nature and humanity was so deep that upsetting the moral order of humans would upset the way the world functioned.

    2. God as Creator, Sustainer, and Preserver of the Natural World: The first thing the Bible tells us about God is that He created "the heavens and the earth" (Gen. 1:1). Apart from God everything else in the universe has to be labeled "created." This establishes a wide distance and distinction between God and His creation that is salvaged only through His love and the mediation of His Son.
    Creation is by nature finite; only God is infinite. Therefore, God is the one who sustains the natural world. Left to itself the natural world would break down into chaos and cease to exist. Nature does not possess life in itself, so it cannot preserve itself. God through Christ is the one who holds it together and protects it (Neh. 9:6; Col. 1:17). God not only sustains nature; He also preserves it. The existence of the natural world is threatened by the presence of evil powers within God's creation. So God fights against the forces of chaos, limiting their inroads into the natural world, promising to free it from its bondage to decay (Job 38:8-11; Ps. 107:29; Rom. 8:21).

    That having been said, the fact that God opposes the forces of evil in the natural world does not mean that the link between human rebellion and the natural world has been totally broken. The Bible teaches that human sin weighs heavily on the natural world, allowing for an increase of evil's invasion into it (e.G., Gen. 3:17, 18; Lev. 18:25; Isa. 24:3-6; Jer. 12:4). Humans, through rebellion and indifference toward God, can push Him out of their lives and disrupt the order He created in the natural world. When that happens God's sustaining and preserving power in the natural world is significantly reduced. By distancing themselves from God humans have also strengthened sin's grip on the natural world. The result is chaos and disorder (e.G., Ps. 104:29, 30).

  • Are Natural Disasters Punishment From God? No.

    God does not use natural disasters to punish innocent people. He never has, and he never will. Why? Because “God is love,” says the Bible at 1 John 4:8.

    Love is the wellspring of God’s actions. Love does not call down hurt on the innocent, for the Bible states that “love does not work evil to one’s neighbor.” (Romans 13:10) At Job 34:12, the Bible states: “For a fact, God himself does not act wickedly.”

    True, the Bible foretold disasters for our day, such as “great earthquakes.” (Luke 21:11) But Jehovah is no more responsible for the destruction caused by them than a weatherman is responsible for the damage done by a typhoon that he forecasts. Well, if God is not behind the human suffering wrought by natural disasters, what is the cause?

    “The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one,” Satan the Devil, reveals the Bible. (1 John 5:19) He has been a manslayer from his rebellion at mankind’s beginning down to our day. (John 8:44) Satan sees human life as cheap and disposable. He is governed by self-serving ambition, so it is no wonder that he has created a global system that thrives on selfishness. Today’s world system condones human exploitation even to the point that many defenseless people live in harm’s way, in places where natural or man-made disasters are very likely to strike. (Ephesians 2:2; 1 John 2:16) Thus, greedy humans must bear the blame for some of the calamity that victims experience. (Ecclesiastes 8:9)

    A surprising number of disasters are at least partially man-made. Consider, for example, the woes that afflicted residents of the hurricane-flooded city of New Orleans, U.S.A., or the houses flattened by mud slides off the coastal mountains of Venezuela. In those instances and others, natural phenomena, such as wind and rain, turned catastrophic largely because of human environmental ignorance, shoddy engineering, flawed planning, unheeded warnings, and bureaucratic bungling.

    Consider a disaster in Bible times. In Jesus’ day, the sudden collapse of a tower claimed 18 lives. (Luke 13:4) This disaster may have been the result of human error, “time and unforeseen occurrence,” or both—but assuredly not a result of God’s judgment.—Ecclesiastes 9:11.

    Have any disasters ever been caused by the hand of God? Yes, but unlike natural or man-made disasters, they were selective, they had a purpose, and they were extremely rare. The global Flood in the days of the patriarch Noah and the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah during the days of Lot are two examples. (Genesis 6:7-9, 13; 18:20-32; 19:24) Those divine judgments swept away incorrigibly wicked populations but preserved alive people who were righteous in the eyes of God.

    Jehovah God has the means, the desire, and the power to end all suffering and to bring relief from the effects of natural disasters. Regarding God’s appointed King, Jesus Christ, Psalm 72:12 foretold: “He will deliver the poor one crying for help, also the afflicted one and whoever has no helper.”

  • Knowledge Is Key

    In ancient times before there was an understanding of how nature worked the Greek, Romans and other civilizations of the era attributed various natural phenomenon as a reaction of favor of disfavor from the gods. If it rained and crops flourishes it was due to your prayers and devotion to the god of rain. No rain, your devotion was deemed inadequate. Your fleet of ships is hit with a big storm and sinks, it’s because the gods were showing disfavor of some sort. It would be considered intellectual blindness to assume otherwise today with the current understanding weather.

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