I so had enough of the small messages and posts about how come so many churches were damaged so badly? As if the last aftershocks were all about God trying to make a point to us. God had nothing to do with it: the earth did what the earth does. Those churches they were older buildings just like some secular icons in the wrong place. So no, God was not trying to make a point to the Anglicans and Catholics by destroying their cathedrals, as well as the baptists and other denominations.
How come no one asks: how come some many church buildings did survive? How come he missed so many that, in biblical terms deserve judgment? Was God having an off day missing the mark so badly? God was not having a bad day, he did not miss the mark, he had nothing to do with it. If he was really after the churches, would he not have waited till Sunday morning if he was behind all this?
Why were so many Christians gathering last Sunday in the churches that did survive or in other alternative places. How come so many, even those in the gravest circumstances displayed an amount of peace and love that many non-Christians could only dream of? Ah probably because you knew the obvious answers already: people gathered in their own or other churches either because they are trying to make up with an angry God or because they did not get the message or because they were after the free after service coffee and tea with home bake.
I know that the Bible says that love is patient but please stop testing it with questions to which you already know the answer or that are actually not sincere.
- Christchurch earthquake ‘blame’ website suspended (pinkbananaworld.com)
- “Christchurch earthquake” and related posts (guymuse.blogspot.com)
- Former Anglican bishop safe after NZ quake (cbc.ca)
- New Zealand earthquake (thinkinganglicans.org.uk)
- No bodies in Christchurch cathedral (mirror.co.uk)
- Christchurch earthquake: Parks and open spaces suffice for worshippers – New Zealand Herald (news.google.com)
- Selfish Prayers… (screaminggoose.wordpress.com)
- Church leaders meeting in Christchurch (tallskinnykiwi.typepad.com)
- Holy Trinity, Wall St., NYK. remembers Christchurch (kiwianglo.wordpress.com)
- Christchurch and devastating Earthquake on 21.2.11 – Christchurch, New Zealand (travelpod.com)