Is God Sending Us A Message?

I’m not a Bible thumper, but I am a Christian and try to read scripture every day. I’m not trying to start a religious debate because it’s too sensitive a topic and generally does nothing but create hard feelings. But I would like to pose a possibility.

In Genesis, the first book of the Bible, God becomes so angry at the conduct of His creation of man and woman that he floods the Earth for 40 days and 40 nights. All but Noah, his family, and a male and female of every species, perish in the flood. It seems like a harsh punishment, one we’ll never quite understand, but perhaps even God thought so, because he promised never to do it again. Maybe, just maybe, God has an agenda.

Unless you live in a vacuum, you’re aware that never in recorded history have there been so many natural disasters. Everything from floods, to hurricanes, to earthquakes, to tsunamis, to wildfires, to tornadoes, to tropical storms, to unbearable heat waves and bitter cold winters have gripped the Earth over the last few years. The death toll is staggering. The ozone layer is vanishing, the ultraviolet rays from the sun are more intense and more damaging to our skin, the ice caps are rapidly melting, jeopardizing the continued existence of many animal species vital to our existence, war rages in Iraq and Afghanistan, more and more Arab nations in the Middle East are ravaged by civil wars, the economic woes of the United States and many European countries threaten the financial stability of the world, hostile nations implement programs to develop nuclear weapons, and there is no peaceful end in sight to the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Is it a coincidence that all of these life-threatening events are happening simultaneously? Could it be that God is sending us a clear message that we’d better get our acts together lest he systematically exterminate us? Far fetched? Let’s take it a step further. Isn’t it interesting that when there are natural disasters like the earthquakes in Japan and Haiti, or Katrina in New Orleans that there are no racial boundaries or political disagreements? When faced with a common enemy, people band together and work towards the common good. There are no prejudices or cultural divides. Nor are there any social differences.

Perhaps it’s time for each of us to take a step back and clearly evaluate just how much we contribute to the good of the human race. Maybe it’s time for us to reevaluate and take some steps to make this a better world. Perhaps we should put down our cell phones, turn off our big screen TV’s, and pay attention to what’s going on around us. Imagine if every capable person in the world did one small good deed every single day. Wouldn’t that make the world a better place to live? And who knows, maybe God might just reconsider His plan and bless us with peace in our hearts and a better life. Or should we start building an ark?



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4 responses to “Is God Sending Us A Message?

  1. Ken

    Honestly your post is a bit of “ad hoc ergo propter hoc” . I mean don’t get me wrong the universe is an amazing place. I do see the hand of a supreme intelligence in its creation. I also beleive we are more than the chemical bond and elements that make up our body.

    Still it could be argued that the natural disasters we are seeing are cyclical. As near as we can tell there have been 6 mass extinctions already. Furthermore we may very well be exacerbating some of these disasters by our own activity putting more energy into the atmosphere. You cannot exactly put that one on the big guy.

    Finally, as for the wars…well man’s inhumanity to man has always been around. The difference now is we are getting better at it every day from the proliferation of weapon sales to biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons. Cyber attacks and psychological warfare, war planes that travel faster than the speed of sound, missiles with pinpoint accuracy, and ultimately drones that make war like a big fun computer game.

    Still I cannot argue with your final premise that we all step back and examine how much good we contribute to the human race. I am not exactly ready to have a “Kumbayah” moment with you here, but we all could use a good deal of introspection. At the end of the day ot wouldn’t hurt if all people across the world just tried to be a little bit better each day!

  2. dmannechino

    Good perspective, Ken. Lots of valid points. But remember, my premise is merely a theory; one of those things that make you go, Hmm.

  3. jessus

    God is sending us a message, we are living in a world of great and hate. We have people that believe in gays over God, evil over Good, call me crazy but you shell see. Time has come to change or we will all be destroyed on earth. We are destroying the earth over greed. God Bless you All.

    • Satan

      Jesus is that you I have been waiting… glad you’re blogging now trying to reach you through prayer is such a pain in the ass if Im being honest

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