Israel Folau has been widely castigated for speaking out again by those who say that he has a perverted view of the God of love, but those who are actually familiar with the Bible as the basis of their true Christianity, know that the violation of God’s Commandments always exacts a penalty.
Politically correct “Christianity” may not know this, but then, it unknowingly worships the “god of this world”, 2 Corinthians 4:4, ‘In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.’
Our nation is simply paying that penalty for our rejection of His Laws, ‘For this is the love of God, that we keep His Commandments’, 1 John 5:3.
The Bible is full of verses which tell of God’s total control of our climate and weather. Amos 4:7-8, “I also withheld the rain from you when there were yet three months to the harvest; I would send rain on one city, and send no rain on another city; one field would have rain, and the field on which it did not rain would wither. So two or three cities would wander to another city to drink water, and would not be satisfied; yet you did not return to me,” declares the LORD. ‘
Those verses include God’s use of fire, Jeremiah 21:14, “I will punish you as your deeds deserve, declares the LORD. I will kindle a fire in your forests that will consume everything around you.’” NIV.
We have all seen the perverse choices made by society, blatantly displayed in the ‘Gay Pride’ parades, the immorality of priests and clergy, violence and murder on our streets and in our homes, endless abortions, adultery and drug use. With such evil in our land there is a tragic price to pay, and the ‘acts of God’ designed to bring us to repentance can afflict any one of us, for not one of us is without sin.
Already, some are saying that reminding people of God’s words should not be allowed, as they can hurt, but they are there for a reason, as we have seen, and if we just remove the warning, we will hurt even more! Ezekiel 20:45-48, ‘And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, “Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South; and say to the forest of the South, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burnt thereby. And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it shall not be quenched.” ERV.