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I don’t agree with Robertson, but I also don’t know enough to disagree with him. Some of you may have seen the comments on facebook or digg . He says basically that Haiti made a deal with the devil and they are suffering from it via punishment from the Lord.
I don’t know the history of Haiti here, but i do know God does bless those countries that generally follow him and for those countries that don’t, they are on their own, and possibly worse they might see punishment from the Lord from their sin. I can’t say whether this quake was because of sin, was the flood in New Orleans because of the sin of that city? Whose to say, some may think strongly it is, and I think personally, if you want to believe that, then it may push you to obeying God more and that would be good 🙂 In the end, we won’t know what God initiated or what was 100% natural until we’re in heaven and we can ask Him about it. I do believe God blesses nations who follow Him though (ie Israel), I believe we are protected and blessed as the country of Canada because we for a significant majority (?) are Christians, at least we started that way. Full of sin, YES, but are there many honest striving christians, yes, many and I think God blesses through those christians. Its definitely controversial to suggest a disaster is from God, but its totally acceptable to conversely say that the blessing we see is from God. There is a double standard there of course…
We also know that in the last days, perilous times will come, earthquakes in diverse places, famines, pestilences. I do believe we are in the last of the last days. People have been saying this for hundreds of years you say? Fine, true, BUT, Israel has not been a nation for 2000 years and that is a HUGE prerequisite for end time prophecy. Now that they are a nation, supernaturally brought to life by God (those dry bones), I believe we are seeing prophecy being fulfilled, birth pains starting, items in Daniel, Revelation, Matthew, etc, all coming to pass in our lifetimes. We all need to realize (Christians included) that the bible is Gods Word, it will not return void, it is true, it has real implications, it is coming to pass, Gods kingdom is nearing and we need to stop suggesting it won’t happen in our lifetime, I don’t think you can deny it now!
As countries bear the brunt of these initial birth pains, we need to pray, support, provide food for, and clothe the people affected, whether they know Jesus or not. That is part of being a christian! But don’t be surprised when these things happen, look up, for the coming of our Lord draws near!
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