Are Natural Disasters a Judgment by God?

I don’t know. But someone said natural disasters such as hurricanes and tsunamis cannot be a judgment of God because those who lost houses may not have been the worst sinners, and because even believers may have been effected.

Well righteous Lot had to flee from his home and city when God judged Sodom, Gomorrah and the surrounding towns.

Righteous Noah was separated from house and land for 150 days, when God judged his generation.

The circumstances of even the Prophets were effected when God judged Israel and allowed the nation to be carried away into captivity in Babylon.

So I guess we believers must hold our possessions lightly, despite what we believe about prosperity. We should see our possessions merely as tools to serve God for the short time we have them.

Another cause of believers losing property can be persecution. The early church suffered the confiscation of their goods, even suffering imprisonment and death. This wasn’t a case of ‘reaping what you sow’ – this happened to them as a direct result of their faith, in direct fulfillment of Jesus’ Word!

And as for some of the worst sinners being spared, Jesus said:

“Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:4,5)

I realize that doesn’t entirely answer the question about whether or not natural disasters are a judgment of God. I don’t know if they always are. But regardless of who is or who isn’t effected by present disasters – after it’s all said and done, when the Son of Man comes, the righteous shall come out on top and the wicked shall perish!

“When the Son of Man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”

What do YOU think?



  1. When the Son of Man will come do you think only the living flesh of human eyes will see Him or even those who are sleeping in the grave will arise and welcome Him? Do you think He will come only for the people who will be finally left(or may not be) after the great tribulation or for all living and death? Is He the Master and Lord of only the living earthly world or the owner of both earthly and spiritual world? Find it and you will get the ultimate answer? After all for what purpose He is coming?

    • Arun Samuel says:

      We are looking at two things. He will come to take his bride (the Church). When the trumpet sounds, the dead will arise and go up, then we who are living will go up to meet him.

      He will come and take the church away before the great tribulation.

      He is the Master and Lord of the heavenlies and also of everything that is in and on the earth, both seen and unseen.

      Before leaving the earth, He said, he will come to take us. He always keeps his word.

      He said, things had to happen, so that the “scriptures might be fulfilled”.

      His truth remains forever. His Word reigns forever.

      The second meeting will be for all those who lived and died without believing in Jesus. This is called the White Throne judgement.

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