[b]Bishops: Floods are judgment on society[/b]The floods that have devastated swathes of the country are God's judgment on the immorality and greed of modern society, according to senior Church of England bishops.One diocesan bishop has even claimed that laws that have undermined marriage, including the introduction of pro-gay legislation, have provoked God to act by sending the storms that have left thousands of people homeless.While those who have been affected by the storms are innocent victims, the bishops argue controversially that the flooding is a result of Western civilisation's decision to ignore biblical teaching. ...read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/07/01/nflood201.xml
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
With all the rain that has fallen here in England, there is still more to come. And not just showers, but thunderstorms and heavy downpours.It is expected to last until the middle of July.This is going to ruin the crops and cause food shortages in the coming months or even year.But with everything that is taking place, people are not looking to God, they have forgotten Him.Most you hear about this is 'fingers crossed', that things won't get any worse.Maybe it is a judgment of God. Maybe not.But one thing is certain, there has been no mention of God by anyone that I have heard or can think of.With or without floods, God is good, and God is God.God bless.
Praise God that a bishop has spoken out giving the Brits something to consider!The floods - much of it the result of utter stupidity - building in flood plains; cutting down trees and hedges, enlarging fields, placing double the number of animals in a field - and these animals are much larger and heavier than they were a few decades ago, so consequently they are compacting the fields so that the fields don't drain as they used to. And now it's not just floods, but bombs that could have gone off. Praise God that again the vehicles were discovered before they could go off resulting in deaths and untold damage. And the speed in which suspects have been arrested, not just in UK, but Australia.I think we are living "as the days of Noah .. eating, drinking, marrying, giving in marriage ..." (nothing wrong with any of these), but oblivious of the flood about to engulf the world. (Matthew 24 v 38 to end chapter). Time is short; the signs are worldwide. We need to watch and pray observing what's going on in the world.Suzy