--Preached in the summer of 2004--Before Katrina and Rita. It is a difficult business for us to analyze circumstances, yet there are times when we must do so. Amos 4 gives us a historical account of a series of disasters that befell ancient Israel at the hand of God. In this sermon a careful and loving look is taken at the recent rash of devastating storms.
Very Biblical and everyone needs to listen to it.
Great Sermon! Worth hearing -- again!!
from New York
Great Sermon! So, should we conclude the people of Florida were in special need of God-sent calamity?
Great Sermon! AWESOME sermon! Some highlights: "I asked one of our ministers in Florida dealing with the aftermath of the hurricanes, 'How are you doing?' And he said, 'Well you know, it's amazing with what ease God can put a hole in our economy.' ...Man's thinking and Arminian theology is that God owes sinners a chance and if he doesn't give them that then something's wrong. That's bad theology. You don't put the words God, owes, sinners together like that. Sinners owe God their obedience... In Amos, we see this REPEATED refrain...'I sent this disaster, and you tried to fix it yourself and you didn't return to me. I sent another disaster, and you tried to fix it yourself and you didn't return to me.' There is far more than a hurricane, far more than a tornado, far more than a flood that men will have to face. It is the God of Heaven that men have to face ... You want to say God's happy with you, when you won't obey His law. You want to say you belong to Him when you give allegiance to idols. Is this not exactly our nation? It is exactly our nation. We see rebuke in the Bible even for our churches because there are those who have more in common with their idols than they do with the person and work of Jesus Christ. Does the Lord send disaster? Yes, there are times the Lord sends calamity.
Rev. Reggie Kimbro has been the minister of Grace Free Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina since 1987. He has written a book on the subject of Dispensationalism titled "The Gospel According to Dispensationalism". Rev. Kimbro is also a visiting lecturer at the Whitefield...