Haiti earthquake and God’s wrath.


Is God punishing Haiti by sending an earthquake to their country? I have heard this proposed already by religious  leaders, who should be ashamed of themselves. Rom. 3.23 states, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” We all deserve to die, ” For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Rom.6:23

Apart from Jesus, there is not a man or woman alive that didn’t deserve to hang on the cross, or to be buried under the ruble of an earthquake in Haiti.  “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousenesses are as filthy rags.” Isa. 64.6.  God does not look down upon the sins of the Haitian people, or the citizens of New Orleans,, or anyones sins with more disgust or less.  James 2.10 says  “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”  There are modern day Pharisees who think they are capable of keeping God’s commandments, and thereby keeping God pleased with them. God is not pleased with our commandment keeping, but with our faith in Christ. ” But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness.” Rom.4.5.

In John chapter 8, a woman was caught commiting adultery, in the very act. They brought her to Jesus, and explained the law of Moses commanded that she be stoned, then they asked Jesus,  ” but what sayest thou?”  John 8.7.  Jesus said to the crowd, ” He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”  and one by one they laid down their stones till only Jesus and the woman were left. At this point, since God  is justified in punishing the unrighteouse, he should have picked up a rock and stoned her himself.  Instead he said, “Woman where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned you?”  She said No man, Lord, And Jesus said unto her, “Neither do I condemn thee, go and sin no more.”  John 8.10-11.

God will pour out his wrath at the end of the age on sinners, who have refused to receive the free gift of salvation that was purchased for them upon the cross, when Jesus died for them.  ” For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John  3.16.  God loves the people of Haiti, as much as he loves the Pope in Rome, or the drug addict in Harlem, or the grandmother knitting socks, or you or me. Lets pray for the people of Haiti, and be thankful we have a loving God who cares for all his children.

7 Comments

  1. very, very nice,…..simply said dude!!!!!!!!

  2. you know,….if those “religious leaders” who think that the earthquake was God’s punishment for “haitian” sin, happen to be from America,….then maybe they should look at our track record here,…….and if they truly feel that a nation needs/deserves HIS DIVINE PUNISHMENT,……THEN THEY MAY WANNA LEAVE AMERICA RAPIDLY!!!! LOL!!!!!…cmon,…that’s funny!!!!,…lol…man,..i am just making light of the things said “in God’s name?????????” by the religious rulers,…or,…leaders,….or,…..well,……whatever people call those “type” of people????……..you do understand that, right????

    i agree with your post wholeheartedly!!!!!!!

    • I am glad you liked my article. I agree that the United States is far from perfect.

  3. Maia Armstrong

    Hello Leon,
    I am just stopping by after doing homework and working on a presentation for Agape Christian club. While I was only 5 years old when this earthquake happened, I must say I am deeply sorry for those who have lost a loved one during these horrific times. My heart goes out to all of the families who continue to grieve over this tragedy. On the other hand, I am completely disgusted at the very fact that so-called “Christians” have the audacity to cast judgement on a nation just because a natural disaster happened. In fact, we are not rebuking the sinful behavior, but we are accusing them smitefully. Yet, we think we are doing a great service to God by executing judgement on a nation, which rightfully belongs to God himself! Scripture instructs us to not be consumed with vengeance, and to leave wrath to God alone. This is why we need Jesus! We can’t achieve perfection on this side of Heaven. Instead of making each other enemies, let’s fight the real enemy. Let’s not give Satan leeway through our harsh and judgemental words, and through a bitter spirit! Let us love each other and spare the weapon of rebuke.
    As much as I reach out to you through this blog, and through our conversations over email, I do not want to be recognized as a Bible-thumping Christian who is skilled at sermonic presentations. Rather, I would like to be remembered as a shield of love, comfort, and protection, and a source of peace in the chaos of this world, and the evil schemes of Satan. My heart not only bleeds for those affected by the spirit of hatred and malice, but it longs to encourage and inspire others through warm and encouraging words, as well as her talents and passion for Christ. Please join me in this lifelong journey to building up the kingdom of the light.
    I love you guys! 🙂

    • Hi Maia, You have a heart, for helping and encouraging others. I am sure your Agape Christian Club is the beginning of many ways you will find to serve Jesus, and help others.

      • Maia Armstrong

        and also, hosting the virtual God vs Satan nvement during quarantine. Agape is essentially the next step.

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