Saturday, January 16, 2010

Signs of the end of the age in Haiti?

By Scott Winnail
Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tuesday afternoon, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the small island nation of Haiti and its nine-million inhabitants. The quake flattened the president’s palace, the cathedral, hospitals, schools, the main prison and whole neighborhoods. Officials feared thousands – perhaps more than 100,000 – may have perished but there was no firm count. One leading Haitian senator commented that there could be as many as 500,000

But why would a loving God, who made the residents of Haiti in His own image, allow such a horrific catastrophe and such tremendous devastation? And why Haiti, a nation that was already experiencing so much difficulty?...

"God will use powerful end-time events to get the attention of many peoples around the globe. God is “… not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). God will use these events to draw attention to His end-time gospel that will go forth to all the world, encouraging people to repent of their sins and return to Him and His way of life."

"As time goes on, we should expect to see events similar to the ones in Haiti occurring all around the globe, as these events are prophesied to be just the “beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:8). These catastrophes are gut-wrenching to watch and should motivate all of us to pray much more fervently for God’s mercy and that His Kingdom come very soon (Matthew 6:10)!"...

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