So, recently on facebook, someone I thought I knew said that God was wiping Houston off the map because of the sins they had committed. This person followed it up by making comments about homosexuality and a few other sins she felt the people there had committed.
First, let me remind you of Genesis 9:11, where HE promises that “never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
Second, this person, among others, also said that God was punishing DC by hitting it with an earthquake. Mind you, the earthquake was miles away from DC, so either God has a really bad aim and hit Mineral, VA by mistake or…..yeah, the earthquake was just that. An earthquake not meant to punish anyone, it was just some plates shifting causing a quake.
Third, when God flooded the earth, he saved the sinless by having Noah and his family build an ark. So either you’re saying that every single person down south, men, women, children are full of sin or …oh wait, I got it…God sent all those rafts and canoes to save the innocent, right?
I don’t believe God is trying to wipe anyone out. Do I understand the flooding and the hurricanes and the tsunami’s and fires that wipe out homes and kill people? No, but I don’t believe God is doing it to punish people.
Disasters happen, they have since He created the earth.
I don’t feel I have the right to tell anyone they are a sinner, since I am a sinner myself. I don’t want people pointing out my sins, and I don’t want to be pointing out others sins. Any sins made are between the sinner and God.
And I have enough I have to confess to HIM without adding i spent my time judging my neighbors.
1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?
5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
I love you.