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Act of God

posted by Brad Stine

Well in the wake of a spring filled with terrible tornado destruction, I wanted to take a moment to consider this age-old question of whose responsible? I always find destructive weather interesting in the way people perceive it.

Often some Christians decide it is Gods wrath on a nation, or town or trailer park depending on which God is most mad at, at the time. By the way if you live in a trailer park within tornado or hurricane vicinity you pretty much can count on being destroyed at least once in your lifetime.

Trailer parks are like bait to tornados, they are cheese to the tornadoes mousetrap.
Seems like there would be money to be made in a trailer anchor that you can drop whenever you move in and will hold you in place at storm time, while the rest of your neighbors trailer’s are on an unscheduled 3-hour tour.

Insurance companies are always holding their breathe during destructive weather because it may mean they actually have to pay off the insurance claim as opposed to their usual MO which is take premiums and make sure there is no scenario where they have to pay out.

Remember they came up with the “act of God” disclaimer to relieve themselves of culpability if their clients are damaged by bad weather. “Hey we would love to cover your costs on this loss of your home but it was an act of God!

Apparently God didn’t want you to have a house! Who are we to argue with the Creators sovereignty?”

Why do people blame God for destruction anyway? Why isn’t it an act of Satan? If you don’t believe in God, chalk it up to bad luck, or the odds caught up to you. If you do believe in God then you have to believe in Satan, and since he is the evil one, perhaps it’s his fault?

Of course if you insist on blaming bad weather on God, then do you blame good weather on Him as well? Do you wake up in the morning to a pleasant day, look outside and say, “THIS is an act of God?” I pray there will be help to those who have lost their dwelling and are saddened by losses for sure.

I only hope that since the majority of the time we aren’t destroyed by rogue weather we take a moment and thank God for His providence. Every day we are alive and healthy, THAT is an act of God.



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