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.