Bob Thiel's god is apparently on a rampage in California again. Is his god so pissed off that he let a Kenyan still tithe money that it is punishing the State of California because Thiel lives here? That logic is about as logical as Thiel's claim that his god is trying to wake the world up.
Wildfires have always been a part of the world humanity lives it. It is a natural way of cleaning overgrowth to allow new growth to start anew. Only because we have a hyperventilating press and a population that has moved into theses areas, are they in the news so much. Then, coupling that with the whacked out view of a nutty Armstrongite spouting "biblical" passages and you have the ultimate godly super-storm of wrath and punishment.Wildfires are part of the Sierra in the summer. But no one has seen a fire this out of control since 1987 when all of California seemed to be burning. http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-yosemite-fire-20130824,0,1432454.story?page=1The Bible shows that God uses weather to get people’s attention. Sometimes to punish, sometimes to lead to repentance, and other times to consider that God, not humankind, is in control.
But have comfort Oh distressed ones....the non-ordained and s self-appointed Chief Overseer of the worlds most import Church of God doing an end-time work, Dr. Bob is praying for you!Although California historically has wildfires, the Bible also mentions fire as a tool that God sometimes uses. Here are some examples:
11 The Lord said:
“Surely it will be well with your remnant;
Surely I will cause the enemy to intercede with you
In the time of adversity and in the time of affliction.
12 Can anyone break iron,
The northern iron and the bronze?
13 Your wealth and your treasures
I will give as plunder without price,
Because of all your sins,
Throughout your territories.
14 And I will make you cross over with your enemies
Into a land which you do not know;
For a fire is kindled in My anger,
Which shall burn upon you.” (Jeremiah 15:11-14)12 O house of David! Thus says the Lord:
“Execute judgment in the morning;
And deliver him who is plundered
Out of the hand of the oppressor,
Lest My fury go forth like fire
And burn so that no one can quench it,
Because of the evil of your doings.
13 “Behold, I am against you, O inhabitant of the valley,
And rock of the plain,” says the Lord,
“Who say, ‘Who shall come down against us?
Or who shall enter our dwellings?’
14 But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings,” says the Lord;
“I will kindle a fire in its forest,
And it shall devour all things around it.”‘ (Jeremiah 21:12-14)11 The Lord has fulfilled His fury,
He has poured out His fierce anger.
He kindled a fire in Zion,
And it has devoured its foundations. (Lamentations 4:11)15 There the fire will devour you,
The sword will cut you off;
It will eat you up like a locust. (Nahum 3:15)
Then we see the REAL point of Thiels article, those gays are the cause of it.My family used to live near the area of the current wildfire and I know of people who are being affected by it.
The same old drumbeat of Armstrongism marches on and on, thankfully the drum skins are getting old and will soon break leaving these buffoons with nothing to scare people with.My prayers are with those affected by the fires. I also pray that those in California will repent as worse problems are ahead if it continues to go in a moral direction away from the Bible. California set a bad standard last Fall when it became the first USA state to outlaw attempts to convert homosexuals from that ‘lifestyle’ (see California’s Brown Signs Anti-Homosexual Conversion Bill)–the State of New Jersey recently followed California’s bad example (see Republican Christie to sign bill outlawing homosexual conversion therapy). Additionally, the State of California has other issues where it is also setting very bad examples (such as the production of pornographic entertainment).