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Haiti as a Warning to America

January 16, 2010

Psalm 64:9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

In a previous post we explored the possibility that the earthquake in Haiti is God’s judgment on Haiti (link to post). As we said then, it may well be God’s judgment on that nation, and it may be hard for us to discern what particular sin or sins brought about that judgment.

But there is another lesson that we may consider the earthquake in Haiti. That is we may consider the earthquake as a warning to the U.S. in particular, the Americas more broadly, or even to any nation that is going on in sin.

Recall what we learn in the Gospel:

There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them,

“Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”

He spake also this parable;

“A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, ‘Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?’

And he answering said unto him, ‘Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: and if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.'”

(Luke 13:1-9)

Nations who lack fruits that please God should look at this apparent judgment on Haiti as a warning. Do we think that Haiti was the worst of the Caribbean nations? Do we think that its sin had more of a stench before God than that of the U.S. or of the U.K. or of Russia?

Even now it may be that this earthquake is being sent as a warning to all nations to turn from their sins. Surely nations – who tolerate the holocaust of the unborn, who wink at sodomy, who are rampant in fornication and adultery of every kind, and who refuse to purge their land of murderers and witches – surely such nations ought to tremble before the awesome might and power of God.

For man this was a devastating disaster. For God this was nothing. God has brought greater judgment than this. In the time of Noah, recall, God destroyed the entire world by a flood. And some day, perhaps soon, Christ will come again in judgment and destroy this world with fire.

It is relatively easy to point the finger at Haiti and suggest that God’s earthquake (for it was God’s earthquake) was a judgment on their sins. What about the sins of our nations? Now is the time for repentance.

– TurretinFan

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Judgment on Haiti (?)

January 15, 2010

Someone has claimed that Haiti’s disaster is due to the fact that they made a pact with the devil many years ago. The basic idea that they (or some small group of revolutionaries long ago) made a pact with the devil (or some evil spirit) is not necessarily incredible. It’s also not incredible that this is the judgment of God on the nation of Haiti. However, there’s no good reason to pick out that particular sin as the cause of this judgment. Why not pick out Haiti’s particularly loathsome treatment of children (link to report). There are lots of possibilities. It may well be God’s judgment. While calamities like this can be and, in Scripture, frequently are the judgment of God, it may be something else. Recall Job. We should not be quick to judge Haiti, but those in Haiti ought seriously to consider why God brought this, and if they find sin, they ought to repent of it.

– TurretinFan


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