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We live in a world where we experience a taste of what life is like without God. When we sinned in Adam, we in essence said we wanted life without God. Tragedies like a tsunami should remind everyone that ultimately we are the cause because we're sinners. At the same time, we should be reminded that God is a loving God and He has provided a gift of salvation.
Until we are prepared to acknowledge we are all sinners (for we sinned in Adam) and not even deserving of the life we have, we will not understand tragedy issues. Until we are prepared to acknowledge that we (not God) are responsible for the mess of this world, we will not understand natural disasters.
Many people call destructive events of nature “acts of God.” God somehow gets the blame (no wonder some people have developed a resistance to God’s love and salvation), but an understanding of Genesis shows this is not true. Genesis teaches that destructive natural events are in a sense really “acts of man.”
For anyone watching the news, such devastation is shocking. How should Christians respond? Please continue to pray for the people of Japan.
On Tuesday, the island nation of Haiti—already a desperately poor nation—was devastated by a major earthquake.
For weeks now, the news channels have been busy reliving the horrors of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The one-year anniversary of its landfall is upon us and television is full of coverage.
An encouraging update from our friends in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Even though devastating Hurricane Katrina occurred along the Gulf Coast many weeks ago, it has provided a unique window of opportunity for Christians who want to support the Lord’s work.
Answers in Genesis-USA outreach team travels to Ocean Springs in southern Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina.
Read daily updates from the AiG Relief Team working in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Why does God allow suffering?
An outpouring of generosity for those impacted by Hurricane Katrina has come into Answers in Genesis–USA as a work team prepares this week to take nearly 3,000 backpacks to Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
AiG outreach to those devastated by Hurricane Katrina
As Hurricane Katrina bears down on Gulf Coast, it’s not God’s fault, but rather, it is our fault—the Bible says we sinned in Adam.
The issue of comprehending death and suffering in terms of a loving God has once again hit the media airwaves.
The people of Florida, USA have been reeling from four hurricanes that hit populated areas during a six-week period that continued through September.