Dear Reader: Natural disasters are always a wake-up call for mankind .
A television station asked to interview me this week about my thoughts about the end of the world—in as much as there were the two hurricanes back to back with also the other natural disasters and a supposed prediction of an asteroid headed toward earth that is supposed to destroy the earth this month. Of course such thoughts of an asteroid destroying the earth would be foreign to any Catholic because Catholics know that Christ will come again and this event would deny this article of our faith. Be that as it may, natural disasters are always a wake-up call for mankind to turn to God and repent. That is no longer the case, for the world only sees the natural disaster as an economic bonanza as jobs and goods will have to be created to repair and replace the damage, prices will go up as the demand will momentarily be greater than the supply, and the media sees it as viewer increase by those who want to watch the misery of others (by which the media profits also from their misfortune). If God is mentioned, the media spokesman or woman immediately mocks the person who dares to say the word God or mention Our Lord’s name (unless to curse) and points to climate change due to Industry (that produced what they are using) and how there has to be climate agreement as if the governments can control the weather. No, these events happen because God has let nature follow its course and, as we read in Luke:
And as it came to pass in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat and drink, they married wives, and were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark: and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it came to pass, in the days of Lot: they did eat and drink, they bought and sold, they planted and built. And in the day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man shall be revealed. (Luke 17:26-30; cf. Matt. 24:21ff and 37ff)
Unfortunately mankind will continue in its sin until the great tribulation, when mankind will be destroyed because, except for the elect, all mankind will have turned away from God. Therefore, it is not natural disasters that usher in the end of the world and the Coming of Christ, but the loss of faith. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved. (Matthew 24:13) Yes, we are living in this last time when there is no true faith in God.
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