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Suspected death toll rises from Colorado floods as nearly 500 unaccounted for
Heavy clouds and rain grounded helicopters, slowing the search for the nearly 500 people who remain unaccounted for. Authorities fear as many as six may be dead.
"Mother Nature is not cooperating with us today, and currently we are not flying. But tomorrow if we get that window of opportunity, which is sounds like we might get, we have the horsepower to hit it hard," incident commander Shane Del Grosso told reporters.
Up to 1,000 people are waiting to be evacuated, he said.
Jim Lincoln wrote: But, Mike, flood insurance still doesn't stop the floods or any deaths does it? ---
Of course not. That isn't the purpose of insurance, is it? Remember you brought up acts of God? The point is the insurance companies don't issue policies for what they consider these. Floods, they issue polices for, thus do not consider them acts of God. They aren't anyway, but I'm almost sure you disagree.
Oh, and when folks build houses behind levees such as in New Orleans, and a flood levels them, and people die, it isn't because God sent the flood so they could die, but because they built where it wasn't meant to live.
But, Mike, flood insurance still doesn't stop the floods or any deaths does it?
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: The apostle Paul draws a comparison between what Adam did as head of the human race in rebelling against God's clear command and what Christ did in dying to pay the penalty for sin as the second Adam. The action of one impacted the many. By the action of one man Adam, the many die. By the action of one man, Jesus Christ, the many are justified and may live. The many is a phrase used for all. The further impact of the result of the action of these two men is the contrast of the reign of sin and death with the reign of righteousness and life.
This section explains why the world is such a wretched and depraved place and why mankind is so hopeless and helpless. We learn how depravity and rebellion against God entered the perfect world He had created and spread down through the ages. We are brought face to face with the consequences of Adam's sin and the original plan had for man to live with Him in a relationship forever. It becomes apparent that rebellion first took root in the angelic realm in Satan's rebellion....
Very simple gentlemen, yes, God is responsible for the flooding, look on your insurance policies on what isn't covered "Acts of God," not nature!
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: ... We should be moved with compassion when tragedies take place but we must have a proper perspective about tragedies. The God who created everything continues to be active in His Creation. He sustains it, directs it, and controls it. The Father and the Son are involved in the Creation. The Deist position that the Creation goes on by the working of natural laws without Christ's involvement is not biblical. The Scriptures from Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21 speak of His personal and direct involvement. Such is our comfort and confidence in times such as these if the Creator Christ is our personal Lord and Savior!
It won't surprise you, like everyone else, I'm egotistical, So put it in a short form, when I put up a bad answer on this forum, it's my fault, when I put up a good one it's by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. As the u-n-o-f-f-c-i-a-l representative of my Church I'll admit and the IHCC leadership will agree I'm responsible for all my own faux pases! But I should pass along a sermon to listen to, God's Character & Man's Condition
But no, things don't happen by Mother Nature, but by Father God
Interesting post, Jim. I always thought that when it came to nature, things just happen as the weather stirs and swells, cold and warm fronts clash, static builds in the atmosphere, etc, etc. I know that whatever happens, God obviously allows, but do you think He commands each weather pattern, disaster, etc? I don't know, just asking.
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: governmental leaders, including the worst of ones such as Nebuchadnezzar, but also in the happenings of nature. What happens is never the fault of "Mother Nature" but an event in the plan of Father God. This includes such tragedies as Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami on the west coast of Indonesia and most recently the cyclone to hit in Myanmar. There is nothing that happens by chance, even the outcome of the roll of the dice. Everything, every event is under the control of God.
We cannot understand God's infinite purposes with our finite minds. He alone is all-knowing, all-powerful with a perfect plan to accomplish His purposes. We do have a human responsibility and accountability, while living under His sovereign will and authority God....