- Created on Friday, 11 March 2011 11:53
A major earthquake rocked Japan today, resulting in hundreds of deaths and unspeakable damage. Who is responsible for this? Questions about God's involvement in disasters like this always arise such as: "How could God allow this?" "Is God punishing the people of Japan for their sin?" "Is this a judgment of God on the earth as described in the book of Revelation?"
Yesterday's Bible study was timely given the recent world events. Isaiah 14 is a funeral poem that describes the fall of Satan, initially from heaven to the earth and then finally into the abyss. Relevant for the events we are watching today are the words from this poem: "Is this the one who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who would not let his prisoners go home?...You have destroyed your land, you have killed your people."
It seems that there is almost a conspiracy of silence regarding the demonic reality in our world. In this Bible study we ;contrasted the words in Isaiah with the destructive events described in the the book of Revelation. Ultimately, who is responsible? ;Does the book of Revelation describe demonic activity in the destruction of the earth, or is God the acting subject?
In the video below, Dr. Brad Cole narrates his powerpoint slide presentation.