The Fukushima Tsunami - Was It God's Judgment? Were They Found G

As Christians we believe that our blessings in life extend from God's grace and when the woe's find their way into our lifestyles then it's been influenced by Satan. As a young boy learning my way through Catholic school, the Nuns were quick to point this out and never, ever, should we get it wrong. It was nothing for these holy Sergeants of Arms to inflict painful reminders of how good God was, and how evil Satan could be whenever we mistook the two.

That brings up March 11 2011, when tragedy toppled Japan. A magnitude 8.9 earthquake hit northeast Japan triggering a tsunami causing extensive damage. Japan's news media allowed us to see cars, ships, and even buildings liken to a large pot of gumbo and then poured out as if it were turned upside down. Officials said waves upwards of 35 feet struck the coastline.

As in hurricane Katrina and the devastating earthquake that demolished Haiti, a lot of people were ready to blame Fukushima as if they were guilty of their own ill-fated catastrophe.

We can't really blame Christians for thinking that the Almighty had His hand facing palms down over Fukushima since He has often times used floods to cleanse areas large and small of its filth. If we believe this, are we really saying that it was God's wrath? If we are, then aren't we going against what we should believe, that Satan is the one who brings destruction? What a conundrum. Remember the book of Job? After losing everything except a nagging wife and three pesky friends, who thought it was their place to stand in for God, we are reminded that it was Satan that actually caused the woes of Job.

Does this mean that Satan caused these horrific 'end of times' type of destruction's? Some were certainly quick to give him credit.

My suggestion is neither God nor Satan was responsible and that the earth/mother nature will do what it wills as it continues to evolve on its own and with the continued intrusion of man.

More importantly, what can we learn from these tragedies as it applies to the second coming of Christ? The Holy Bible records floods throughout history and even predicts one to come proceeding the return of His Son.

Jesus says that leading up to His return the conditions will be like the days of Noah. There was certainly a flood during the days of Noah and yes, is recorded as God taking the credit. If Fukushima was guilty of the same travesties taking place during the times of Noah then according to the Holy Bible the blame would be their own because the sins of that recorded history can only be compared to the sins of the end times prior to the return of Our Savior.

How bad was it? Without a real investigation most of us understand that the world back then and the inhabitants were just sinful. However, Jesus adds to this by suggesting there was a particular sin that God found to be abominable enough to replenish His chosen people.

It was so bad that God repented for making man flesh. He was certainly having a moment of doubt about His wonderful plan for man, His remedy that would allow us to earn the right to live with Him eternally.

But what was this detestable affair?

Jesus says "For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

There seems to be no wrong done here. After all, God commanded us to marry and replenish the earth. Certainly eating and drinking is part of the ceremony as Jesus proved in the wedding feast where He turned water into wine.

What's missing?

What's missing is the "who" they were marrying, and to find that answer we have to look at the book of Genesis, Chapter six. Here we'll find that Satan was up to his old trick.

"And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them. That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose."

At first glance this appears innocent, but deeper investigation into the identity of the "sons of God" reveals Satan once again trying to infiltrate and corrupt the seed line of Adam.

This is the particular sin that depressed God so. It's one of the first of the famous "thou shalt not' s". The daughters of Adam's genealogy were guilty of marrying and then producing offspring from the seed of the fallen angels (sons of God in the Old Testament).

Once again it appears as if women are the culprits but in reality is far from true. The fathers were giving their daughters into marriage to these evil- yet appearing to be holy entities. They were worshiped and treated as gods and it's this violation that caused God to bring on the heavenly tsunami.

Were these the same circumstances in Fukushima? No. Did God pour out His wrath upon them? No. Just like the tower of Siloam falling and killing 18 people, Jesus replies, it had nothing to do with their sinful behavior at all, stuff just happens.