What The Bible Answers
It is not a biblical teaching that God is behind the natural disasters we see today. We have a God that acts in ways we would never be able to comprehend. It is best to put our whole trust in him and never doubt the decision she makes. God’s judgments as described in the Bible are quite different from natural disasters.
God is selective. The Bible says: “
Man sees what appears to the eyes; but as for Jehovah, he sees what the heart is.”—1 Samuel 16:7.
God reads the hearts of individuals and destroys only those he deems wicked.—Genesis 18:23-32.
God sends warnings first, giving those who listen to him the opportunity to escape.
Natural disasters always strike with little or no warning. They are not selective, and they sure don’t care what anyone feels about them. In fact, mankind has made such disasters worse by damaging the natural environment and by building in areas prone to earthquakes, floods, and extreme weather. Because of this, us Christians can conclude that our beloved Father is NOT the cause of natural disasters.