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Did God Cause the Oil Spill?

Posted by faithandthelaw on July 29, 2010

 No Ted Turner is not correct as God did not send the oil spill, but his thinking illustrates that most people blame God for everything. God gets such a bad rap in the world today, as He gets blamed for every evil thing that happens. God gets blamed for disasters that kill people such as tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods. God gets blamed for sicknesses and diseases that ravage people’s bodies. God gets blamed for nearly every death, as people state that it was God’s will that a person died. God gets blamed for poverty and oppression. God has been blamed for every imaginable form of human suffering. 

            There is no doubt that unspeakable evil and suffering permeate and saturate every level of our society. All you have to do is to pick up a newspaper or watch the daily news on television, and it sounds like scenes from the worst horror flick. Our senses are bombarded with death, war, famine, murder, accidents, disasters, and destruction. It does not take a rocket scientist to realize there is something dreadfully wrong going on in the world. Horrible things have been going on in the world since the beginning of history. People have no answers or explanation, so God gets repeatedly blamed for this evil. But God does not have one drop, one atom, or one sliver of evil in Him. Absolutely no evil dwells in God, and He is not responsible for all the evil and suffering in the world. 

            How would you feel if you were wrongly accused of committing a heinous act that hurt or killed someone? It would not feel too good, would it? How do you think the heart of God feels when he is blamed for evil, disease, death, and disasters when He had nothing to do with them? Religion, philosophy, and human reasoning have distorted the image of God and the essence of His character. God is far above all evil, and evil is absolutely foreign to God’s nature. Evil cannot mix, pollute, or exist in God as He is not contaminated with any kind of evil. 

Job 34:10,11,13 (Message Bible):                                        

You’re veterans in dealing with these matters;

matters; certainly we are one mind on this.

It’s impossible for God to do anything evil; no

way can the Mighty One do anything wrong. 

It’s impossible for God to do anything wicked,

for the Mighty One to subvert justice.        

I John 1:5 (Amplified):                            

And this is the message [the message of promise]

which we have heard from Him and are now

reporting to you: God is light and there is no

darkness in Him at all [no, not in any way]. 

     Can it be any clearer? God is not responsible for the evil in this world. God is not the source of all the calamity and darkness of this world. God wants us never to forget this important truth from His Word-that He is light and in Him resides no evil, no darkness, no wickedness, and no iniquity in any way, shape, or form. God is pure. God is holy. God is just. God is righteous. God is good. God is love. God is not contaminated with evil. Most of the world does not believe this fact, but this is the true message of His Word about the goodness of God. 

Isaiah 5:20 (NIV):                            

Woe to those who call evil good and good

evil, who put darkness for light and light for

darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet

for bitter.

             This verse could be a fifty word essay on the history of civilization or even more appropriately, the history of religion. Every day, God, who is good, is blamed for evil. God, who is light, is blamed for darkness. God, who is sweet, is made into something that tastes bitter.  God warns us not to engage in such behavior. 

            There is a raging spiritual battle going on behind the scenes between God who is good and the devil who is evil. Adam and Eve transferred to the devil the authority they had originally to rule as kings and queens on the earth in the Garden of Eden and the devil become the god of this age through this act of high treason.      

II Corinthians 4:4 (NIV):  

The god of this age has blinded the minds

of unbelievers, so they cannot see the light

of the gospel of Christ, who is the image of

God.

             “The god of this age” is not just some figurative term of language or some label or slogan. It describes a real, spiritual being who has the authority and control of this age. It is not an earthly ruler, or some man or woman reigning as a king or queen. It is a wicked spirit being who is the supreme head and ruler of the kingdom of darkness. The god of this age is the devil, and he is responsible for all the evil that permeates our society. Don’t be fooled. The devil is as a real as the hand in front of your face, and he is the sworn enemy of the goodness of God. The devil hates God and everything associated with Him, and sets up the systems of evil in every age of history to oppose God and His good purposes. This god of this age seems so fashionable, so cool, and so hip, but he blinds the minds of millions from the light of the good news of Christ. He distorts the good image and name of God and deceives people into believing that it is the true God who is really evil and causing all the darkness in the world. It is a masterful deception, as the devil does not want you to know or understand anything about the goodness of God.  

I John 5:19: (NIV): 

We know that we are the children of God

and that the whole world is under the control

of the evil one. 

            The whole world is under the control and authority of the evil one, the devil. The devil is called the evil one in the Scripture, as he is the embodiment of everything evil. He is the one who actively seeks to harm, injure, and destroy and deliberately seeks the destruction of every man, woman, and child on Earth. He is the arch-enemy of God and desires for people to worship him. His systems of evil are diametrically opposed to God and His goodness. He has authority and dominion on the earth, and has set up an entire kingdom of wicked spirit beings to wreak havoc against God in every nation and every culture. There is an intense spiritual war going on between the forces of God and the forces of the devil. It is the classic battle of the goodness of God against the evil of the devil. It is being waged every second of the day in every city, every country, and every continent. The goodness of God is under vicious attack daily from the forces of the evil one. 

       Without Christ and the deliverance in the new birth, the entire world lies helplessly subject to this system and its arrangement of evil. The devil has the authority, dominion, command, and power of this world system over the entire earth.    

        Also the oil spill is a great example of the sin nature of a person and how if we let it control our actions they will be rooted in selfishness. Laziness, greed, selfishness, love of money and hardness of heart are all attitudes of heart of the top level people at BP that flows out of the sin nature that was left unchecked and unbridled and the oil spill is the consequences of this condition of the heart. Yet God gets blamed. God does not have to kill off the oceans to get people’s attention. God does not have to use evil to accomplish his purposes. 

       Also there was an incredible lack of wisdom and foolishness that caused the oil spill with a total lack of concern for the consequences. The devil is the god of this age who steals, kills and destroys everything he can and his influence is seen in the oil spill along with men and women acting out of the dictates of their sin nature instead of out of the new nature available in Christ and the law of love.

 

 

 

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One Response to “Did God Cause the Oil Spill?”

  1. Francis said

    Amen to most all of your testimony.

    Came to me to post the following:

    )-; Oh, The Games People Play ;-(

    “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”(Is 5:20)

    “For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of GOD; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised in the DISCERNMENT of that which is good and that which is evil.” (Heb 5:13-14)

    Discernment, why? Now there are those who would testify that discernment is not needful, not realizing that every choice, every “yes” or “no” they voice requires such. Others would accuse those who exercise discernment of ‘judging’ and/or self-righteousness. Truth is that discernment is choice’s partner in life, especially for those who desire to “cleave to that which is good”.

    As concerning ‘good’ and ‘evil’? Well the ‘god of this world’, he who is “the father of the lies”, he who is “d”evil, he has made a game of such ;-( The “gevid’ game! The good and evil game ;-( A deadly game and there are many participants, all of whom are losers ;-(

    First you begin with two evils, such as there are in physical warfare among the nations of this world, all of whom serve “the god of this world”. Now when warfare commences between two nations and they begin to murder each other, most onlookers naturally ‘choose’ sides. They have ‘discerned’ that this side, or that side, is the “righteous(good)” side so, they align themselves with that nation(s).

    Now if it were a case of them believing they had chosen for the lesser ‘evil’, well that would be a problem, yet not as grave a problem as is caused by what usually happens.

    For those who have chosen sides(and i speak not of those who believe killing and war is a ‘good’ and necessary thing), the lesser ‘evil’ in their own eyes gets their support and sympathy. And as the chains of “strong delusion” bind them tighter and tighter, the lesser ‘evil’ becomes their version of ‘good'(gevid) ;-( Such is the way a lie becomes ‘white’, shadows become light; lust, love; and that which is of this “wicked world” the desire of their heart ;-(

    Sad ;-( Very sad indeed ;-( And The Spirit must flee ;-(

    WWII was a prime example. One of the nations, declared ‘good’ by the ‘christian’ religious systems, perpetrated the greatest act of terrorism yet known to mankind, as tens of thousands of civilians died in an instant. That same nation, the us of a, rebelled against authority, and now seeks to put down all rebellion that is not of their kind, which they would call the ‘good’ kind. They won’t accept the fact that all rebellion is of the flesh and is ‘evil’, for they were born in the bloodshed of rebellion. Using force of any kind, or the use of any thing that would provoke a nation of this “wicked world” to use destructive force, is not ‘good’.

    Yet the religious systems that are of the ‘god of this world’, which are systems of “strong delusion”, have made ‘gray’ there favorite color and so it is that their version of “good” has become but another form of “evil(gevid)” ;-(

    Sadly, “Truth lies dead in the streets” of this “wicked world” ;-(

    There is yet hope that many would choose for the ‘good’, that many would choose to declare the ‘lesser evil’ to be just what it is, ‘evil’. That can not happen without ‘discernment’ for many of you read, and read again that “the WHOLE world is under the control of the evil one” and yet you remain steadfast in your love for a certain portion of the ‘WHOLE”. And such worldly ‘love’ soon causes one to believe the ‘WHOLE’ is but a ’portion’;-(

    Now if you believe what this world, and some of it’s religious systems, call the ‘bible,’ why do you delude your own selves. Why make the ‘WHOLE’ but a ‘portion’? Is it because you are comfortable? Those who find their comfort in, and of, this wicked, evil world, will soon find themselves conforming to that which makes them comfortable ;-(

    Are you feeding on the fruit “of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil”? Or is your food The Truth revealed in the Testimonies by “of a cloud of witnesses”? Are you one of the witnesses? Or have you chosen to be of those who “wrest the scriptures unto their own destruction”?

    Simply that which is of The Only True GOD, Father of ALL is Good, all else is evil(not Good)……

    “Exercise your senses”, “stand in the gap” and above all receive “a love of The Truth”, without which The Life remains but a shadow, and “the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life” cause one to call “good, evil and evil, good” ;-(

    Quit playing the game!

    Thankfully, there is Hope!

    For Miracles do happen!

    Hope is that there would be those who experience The Miracle that is receiving “the love of The Truth”.

    For unless one receives “the love of The Truth”, The Life can not, and will not be experienced!

    Peace, in spite of the dis-eases(games people play) that are of this wicked world, for “the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one” indeed and Truth…….

    Truth IS, that which is of a lie is not…….

    Abide in The Truth…….

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