World ignores major point on deadly rains, floods, winds PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 13:48

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… `everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash’…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in Matthew 7:26-27, the Holy Bible).

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TEXAS HIT BY “NEVER BEFORE EXPERIENCED” RAINS, FLOODS, WINDS: CNN’s Eliott C. McLaughlin, Ralph Elis, and Joe Sterling appeared dumbfounded by the heavy rains and severe flooding that Houston and other areas in Texas, USA, experienced when Tropical Storm Harvey roared through the State. They wrote in the CNN website: “…the breadth and intensity of this rainfall are beyond anything experienced before.”

In an article at CNN.com that can be accessed at http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/27/us/harvey-landfall/index.html, the three wrote further: “Flooding… is overburdening resources… Hopes for an immediate respite from Harvey’s wrath seem unlikely as the National Weather Service calls the flooding `unprecedented’ and warns things may become more dire if a record-breaking 50 inches of rain falls on parts of Texas in coming days…”

This indeed spells trouble for Americans in Texas and nearby areas. Even as this column is being written, frantic residents are frantically posting in social media that a tornado warning has been issued, warning of winds up to 130 kilometers per hour, accompanied by rising floodwaters. Then, on top of these, CNN also reported that nearly 100 tornado warnings have already been issued.

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WORLD IGNORES MAJOR POINT ON DEADLY RAINS, FLOODS, WINDS: Looking at the videos and photos of  the Texas rains and flooding could become too horrific for many, even for people like Filipinos who have been exposed to severe flooding in the past. The question that immediately comes to mind here is, why is the US and the world experiencing this catastrophic weather conditions at the moment?

Many would readily say it is the result of global warming and climate change, which, unfortunately, is something that is not believed by present-day American leaders. Be that as it may, attributing these natural calamities to global warming and climate change could possess some intrinsic merit in it.

But, truly unfortunate for Americans and the world, however, there seems to be an improper refusal to consider one aspect of this weather aberration that could be a major key to understanding global warming and climate change, and then doing something truly effective to at least minimize the destruction and death that come with them.

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RAINS, WINDS, FLOODS, PROPHESIED TO HAPPEN: This one major angle that seems to be deliberately ignored by many is the fact that both global warming and climate change, and the coming of deadly and destructive rains, floods, and winds, were in reality predicted to happen to the world. The Bible contained these predictions, with stunning accuracy yet.

In its Book of Curses, the Bible warned that global warming and climate change will come. In His discourses among the people of His time, Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, warned that rains, floods, and winds will come. There will be death and destruction from these calamities, yes, but the Bible explained why these aberrations are coming.

The Bible wrote that death and destruction will come from these calamities because people have turned their backs on God, not listening to Him anymore, not obeying His commands anymore. Clearly, if mankind will want to minimize or entirely avoid these death and destruction at least, people should reform, by listening to, and obeying, God all over again. That is a way that we must all try to do at this point!

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