March 11, 2011 PhilBell

Why Does God Allow Earthquakes?

This weekend many of our students might be thinking (or asking) the question, “Why does God allow natural disasters like the one that hit Japan and much of the Pacific?

A few weeks ago I did some searching for some good articles that go some way to answer that question. Here are a few sites I found useful that might be helpful to you as you tackle this question with your students:

Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters?

Do Natural Disasters Disprove God’s Existence?

Why Would A Good God Allow Earthquakes (mp3) – This is a short and to the point podcast from responding to the recent earthquake in New Zealand. It gives some good basic scientific background too.

These are just a few that I found a couple of weeks ago. If you have any good links, I would love for you to comment! In the meantime, I hope this helps youth workers as they tackle this tough question…

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PhilBell Phil Bell is a Family Ministry pastor with over 15 years of experience ministering to families. He holds a Masters in Christian Ministry and is a national speaker, columnist, author, and blogger. He’s passionate about investing in families and equipping parents to reach the next generation for Christ. He’s originally from England and now lives in Raleigh, NC, with his wife Lisa and their three beautiful kids.

Comment (1)

  1. Marlon de la Rosa

    it might be because majority of the Japanese do not believe in God the Father. the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Also, they are never too late to repent now and ask for forgiveness.

    Psalm 14:1King James Version (KJV)
    1 The fool hath said in his heart,There is no God. They are corrupt,they have done abominable works,there is none that doeth good.

    Galatians 4:16 King James Version (KJV)
    16 Am I therefore become your enemy,because I tell you the truth?

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