What is happening in my beloved Puerto Rico and around the world could be this:
1. God’s wakeup call Luke 13:4 . 4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in sSiloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5 No, I tell you; but unless you rrepent, you will all likewise perish.”
2. God’s judgement Isaiah 13:11 Thus I will punish the world for its evil And the wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud And abase the haughtiness of the ruthless.
3. Natural results from the fall and sin which has left all creation in disorder Romans 8:19-21:21
19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
4. Or a combination of 1-3
Yet either way
6 o“Seek the LORD while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
7 let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
Piper on calamity: How to Contemplate Calamity
How to Contemplate Calamity – devotional by John Piper
For if in broad daylight we either look down upon the ground or survey whatever meets our view round about, we seem to ourselves endowed with the strongest and keenest sight; yet when we look up to the sun and gaze straight at it, that power of sight which was particularly strong on earth is at once blunted and confused by a great brilliance, and thus we are compelled to admit that our keenness in looking upon things earthly is sheer dullness when it comes to the sun. So it happens in estimating our spiritual goods. As long as we do not look beyond the earth, being quite content with our own righteousness, wisdom, and virtue, we flatter ourselves most sweetly, and fancy ourselves all but demigods. Suppose we but once begin to raise our thoughts to God,and to ponder his nature, and how completely perfect are his righteousness, wisdom, and power—the straightedge to which we must be shaped. Then, what masquerading earlier as righteousness was pleasing in us will soon grow filthy in its consummate wickedness. What wonderfully impressed us under the name of wisdom will stink in its very foolishness. What wore the face of power will prove itself the most miserable weakness. That is, what in us seems perfection itself corresponds ill to the purity of God. 3. Man before God’s majesty b Hence that dread and wonder 8 with which Scripture commonly represents the saints as stricken and overcome whenever they felt the presence of God. Thus it comes about that we see men who in his
absence normally remained firm and constant, but who, when he manifests his glory, are so shaken and struck dumb as to be laid low by the dread of death—are in fact overwhelmed by it and almost annihilated. As a consequence, we must infer that man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God’s majesty.
While I had been exposed to the Prosperity Gospel earlier in my life, it was not until I began my seminary training that I grasped the size and influence of the movement. I was amazed to find classmates and lay-people who viewed their relationship to God as a give-and-get transaction. They saw God as a kind of sugar daddy who existed to make them healthy, wealthy, and happy on account of service rendered. While God certainly does provide and care for His followers, the Prosperity Gospel is a corruption of His self-revelation and a distortion of His plan of redemption.
When and during Trumps historic unbelievable Presidential under dog against all odds victory my son woke up from nightmares-the nightmare Donald Trump. We comforted him and he went back to sleep. But I was mad thinking where did he get such a view?..He was to my son el coquey or bogeyman. He certainly. Did not get it from me whoever won was my president….then I found out all that demonizing came from school….you know just do not make a candidate a monster just say they will not make a good Candidate and for these reasons- But school with the news media help make trump the coming of the Antichrist ….all you do is if he after his term is over…he did not do a good job is getting off your bed and vote for somebody that you think will and don’t just simply whine and complain….I will if he does a good job I will vote for him..if he does a bad job I will vote for someone else…..
I was sent this article and i read it and i said huh???
The author judged christianity by her childhood experience now as adult clinical psychologist
Her type of Christianity and since bad memories she used it forming them to build her Frankenstein caricature of Christistainity and declare to all the world “see this is Christianity..see how really evil it is!!!”
Reminds. Me of el. Cuquy or bogeyman that
Behave u self or he will get you
According to scriptires as ultimate guide this not real it is nothing more
Than cain to worship and serve
Or not to worship or serve God in their own way..,
Moral philosophy according to her
The gospel It is a way of life and
It is life
Free from the chains of sin
Our own christianized Frankensteins…..