1/15/2010

Al Mohler on Haiti

I like Al Mohler’s take on the tragedy in Haiti:




…Does God hate Haiti? God hates sin, and will punish both individual sinners and nations. But that means that every individual and every nation will be found guilty when measured by the standard of God's perfect righteousness. God does hate sin, but if God merely hated Haiti, there would be no missionaries there; there would be no aid streaming to the nation; there would be no rescue efforts -- there would be no hope.

The earthquake in Haiti, like every other earthly disaster, reminds us that creation groans under the weight of sin and the judgment of God. This is true for every cell in our bodies, even as it is for the crust of the earth at every point on the globe. The entire cosmos awaits the revelation of the glory of the coming Lord. Creation cries out for the hope of the New Creation.

In other words, the earthquake reminds us that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only real message of hope. The cross of Christ declares that Jesus loves Haiti -- and the Haitian people are the objects of his love. Christ would have us show the Haitian nation his love, and share his Gospel. In the midst of this unspeakable tragedy, Christ would have us rush to aid the suffering people of Haiti, and rush to tell the Haitian people of his love, his cross, and salvation in his name alone…




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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for providing a good example of how superstitious beliefs trumping rational thought.

We used to think earthquakes and natural disasters were created by gods, now that we understand their causes people still want to claim supernatural causes or in your case an absurd reminder of supernatural causes.

Steve Martin said...

The world is fallen as are we.

These things happen and God lets them happen.

Why doesn't God do something about them?

He did. On the cross. And that's all were going to get.

J. K. Jones said...

Steve,

Right on.

Anonymous,
You are merely making assertions. When you have a really argument, chime on in.

JK

Anonymous said...

That word, it doesn't mean what you think it means.

"Why doesn't God do something about them? He did. On the cross. And that's all were going to get."

Lazy god. Only cares about the dead.

J. K. Jones said...

A Princess Bride reference?

The cross is for the living.

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