Posted by Gary on May 18, 2010
I read today that Ted Turner wonders if God is talking to us in light of the recent Gulf Coast oil spill:
“I’m not a real religious person, but I’m somewhat religious. And I’m just wondering if God is telling us he doesn’t want us to drill offshore,” he said. “And right before that we had that coal mine disaster in West Virginia where we lost 29 miners,” as well as repeated mining disasters – “seems like there’s one over there every week” – in China. “Maybe the Lord’s tired of having the mountains of West Virginia, the tops knocked off of them so they can get more coal.
It is interesting to me how people both in the political and entertainment world have a convenient use of God. He is summoned and responds regarding the environment and health care, but why does He not seem to be speaking about other things?
It seems that God is quite willing to speak about sins against the planet but apparently has nothing to say about the areas represented in the Ten Commandments or the gospel. Why doesn’t anyone believe God speaks about the sins committed against Him?
If calamity is the indicator of God’s voice how should we view things like AIDS, syphilis and gonorrhea? What are famines and floods?
Fallen man left to himself will not hear God when He speaks anyway, not even through great disasters. Note the underlines as to why God is sending plagues on the earth, treatment of the environment is not mentioned:
Revelation 9:17-21 “And this is how I saw in the vision the horses and those who sat on them: the riders had breastplates the color of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and brimstone. A third of mankind was killed by these three plagues, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which proceeded out of their mouths. For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents and have heads, and with them they do harm. The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; 21 and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts.”
Beware of any reference to God that doesn’t include His voice concerning our lives in regard to His holiness. This is nothing more than nature worship and God is being used by those who will not acknowledge that God speaks when it comes to our sexuality, our treatment of the unborn and His Son Jesus Christ.
Do you want to hear the voice of God?
Matthew 17:5 “While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!”
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