I was watching a special (History Channel) about the Black Death. And they were discussing how the Christians, Muslims and Jews of the day all believed that God was the cause behind it and that it was some kind of punishment. They said that many people, including some priests and religious leaders believed that it was the end of the world.
Today we know that it was disease that caused the plague and most likely not God. But here is my question...
Throughout "biblical" history the God of Abraham took credit for many major disasters that we could also attribute to natural causes (The Flood, Sodom & Gomorrah, Red Nile, Insects...) but the people of the day believed is was God, just as they did during the Plague. How do we know for certain that one was caused by an act of God and one was not? How can we credit one to God and one to nature without questioning the other??
**Lets try to keep our answers civil! No bashing!!
Answer by CosyMama at 12:31 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by matobe at 12:40 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
Because Mother Nature/Creation and God are separate, but ppl link the two together. Because the bible does not speak of any other powerful entity, followers have no reason to believe or speculate otherwise.
Im not sure that there are many events in the bible that we have evidence for today. Although we have a scientific case for the Great Flood there is no "solid" proof yet. (but there is a case being worked on)
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