Frequently after tsunamis, hurricanes, Democrat presidents, people will ask if these occurrences are a judgment on someone’s sin. Was there something they did to deserve this tragic outcome?
Pat Robertson made a career out of this speculation, in fact.
More often than not you will hear Luke 13:4 quoted:
Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
The implied answer is “No, the tower falling was an accident, it was not God’s judgment.” This is always the application of this verse and I’ve yet to hear otherwise. Until I read the next verse.
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Jesus’ application, which is frequently not our application, is that if you remain unrepentant a tower might fall on you!
That’s amazing. Go ahead, prove to me the Bible is not saying what it’s saying here.