Yes, God is in control of this

The recent earthquake that spawned tsunamis in the Pacific Ocean will undoubtedly lead to a debate on God’s role in the whole affair. Questions will be asked…

  • Is God good and just not powerful enough to stop this?
  • Is God all powerful but not good?
  • If God is both good and all powerful how does something like this happen?

These questions are old. They’ve all been asked before and they’ve all been answered before. God is good. He is sovereign over all creation. John Piper has explained how this is possible in an article he wrote after the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001.

His explanation still applies.

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About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

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