Your printing of the AP article about the risk of meteors slamming onto Earth (News-Sentinel, Nov. 7) reignited a conversation with a friend concerning “Chelyabinsk,” the meteor that exploded over Russia last year.
At the time, I called that event an omen or portentous warning. My buddy laughed and questioned if I really believed that. I do, and I told him why.
He said he couldn’t believe a loving, caring God would use the force of natural phenomena as a disciplinary or lesson tool for mankind’s benefit. I reminded him of the cataclysmic deluge, Sodom and Gomorrah and Christ’s own death penalty on the propitiatory cross, but he wasn’t persuaded.
My friend said that the only way he would be convinced of a meteor strike being of divine will and cause would be if the meteor exploded in our atmosphere like a “cluster” bomb, and the space rocks would, like guided drones, precisely hit certain targets like Planned Parenthood murder mills and surgically excise them without any collateral damage.
Certainly, God could pull that off if He wanted, but God’s ways are not our ways. However, there is some interesting prophecy in the Book of Revelation that says He will use natural phenomena to accomplish His will (Revelation 6:13-14, 8:7-12, 18:21; and II Peter 3:10-13.
William Van Amber Fields