The Apple Of God's Eye

April 24, 2010

A Volcano Burps And The World Staggers

Filed under: Disasters - Biblical — melchia @ 4:55 am

Editors Comment: Found this article on TheTrumpet.com website and thought it was apt in dissecting the power of God through a biblical lens. No matter how powerful we think we are, nature (read God’s power) is infinitely more powerful. It’s all very humbling and should get us to see how insignificant we really are when stacked up against the power of God.

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A Volcano Burps And The World Staggers

The Trumpet.com, April 22, 2010

Eyjafjallajokull Glacier Volcano - http://www.boston.com

It is easy in this age of spectacular scientific advancement to forget how fragile and fleeting civilization is.

From a young age we’re groomed to trust implicitly in the human brain. We think technology and intellectual advancement have made mankind more resilient, more self-sufficient, and much less susceptible to catastrophe. Sophisticated medical practices and designer drugs alleviate suffering and stay the hand of death. Food crops are genetically modified to withstand drought and disease and to produce higher yields. Complicated social welfare programs are a safety net for millions. The powers of “science” have mitigated our vulnerability to disaster and chaos.

These achievements have fostered a fatal and widespread false sense of security.

Every now and then we get a stark glimpse into the fragility of human existence. A blood test reveals the presence of a fatal disease; a freak accident takes a friend; a tsunami swamps an entire region; a hurricane swallows an entire city; an earthquake snatches a quarter of a million lives. (more…)

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