Hurricane Katrina

by David J. Stewart

I received the following e-mail in September of 2005 ...

Hello again Dave, I wondered what your stance was on this tragic event?  Do you think it is God's judgment on America, and/or a sign of the great Tribulation?  I would be grateful if you could share your thoughts with me.

Peace be with you,


Here is my reply...

Hello D.,

I do not think the disaster itself is God's hand of judgment. The disaster in New Orleans was caused by negligence. When you build a city under water level, you are asking for trouble. It's that simple. The local, state, and federal authorities have known for decades of this potential threat to New Orleans yet nothing was done about it. This disaster is the result of decades of apathy and misappropriating of our tax dollars by the government (especially the federal government). It would have only cost $60,000,000 to eliminate the threat.  Now the damages are in the tens-of-billions.

As far as the lawlessness: murders, thefts, rapes, looting, violence, etc...these are judgments that the American people have brought upon themselves. We have become an immoral nation. Sin makes a nation weak and vulnerable. America is a house divided. The Bible teaches that a house divided cannot stand. America has gone over a moral waterfall. The moral timbers of America have rotted away and the foundation of our once great nation is increasingly becomingly dangerously unstable. Do you think New Orleans' citizens are any worse than any other major city in America? I think not.  This is simply a taste of the future.

The federal government's response to all this chaos in New Orleans will be the likely furtherance of a militarized police state.  One way or another, this disaster will be used to take away more of our freedoms as American citizens.  The incident of the superdome is appalling.  Those innocent poor people came in for protection and ended up victims, held against their will, and many died as a result of the hellacious conditions inside over the days to come.  No doubt, there will be a movie.

God judges a nation the same way He judges an individual, by giving us enough rope to hang ourselves. God judges us by allowing us to destroy ourselves. America has turned it's back on God, so God has allowed us to live with the consequences of our own foolish sins and mistakes. God is not to blame for the human debauchery and lack of preparedness of the citizens of New Orleans. Ultimately, the fault rests upon the New Orleans' citizens and the news media for not pressuring their leaders to fix existing problems.  We can blame the leaders all we want to (and they are surely to blame), but the corruption and problems will continue until America's citizens get angry enough to start complaining to the news media to pressure their elected leaders.

There's a giant earthquake fault on Canary Island over in Africa. Geologists say it's not a matter of "If" but a matter of "when" a gargantuan chunk of land falls into the ocean, sending an 800 foot tsunami towards America, wiping out everything within miles of the entire east coast. Hey, I didn't say it...the scientists did. Yet, no one seems to care.  There's not much we can do to prevent this disaster if it does happen, but the people living along the east coast have been warned.  Likewise, the people of New Orleans knew of the potential danger and didn't take it serious.

My website exposes all kinds of problems in America, such as the godless Federal Reserve System.  America is headed towards an economic 911 because of this evil invention.  Unfortunately, not enough citizens complain so Americans just keep going further and further into debt.  America is being bankrupt on purpose.  The gravy train will one day end.  Even now we see our dollar quickly devaluing and high-paying manufacturing jobs scarce.

I realize that we can't be paranoid about every potential threat in life, but we surely should do something about the more obvious ones. It was clear for decades that the city of New Orleans was in harms way in the event of a major hurricane. No one cared until it was too late, just like in Noah's day.  The wickedness displayed by many of New Orleans' citizens is just a barometer of America's morality as a whole.  Look what we've done to Iraq.  Look what we did to Terri Schiavo.  Look what we've done to little babies.  What's a few more death, right?  Sin always makes a nation apathetic.  The people in Noah's day couldn't have cared less, until it was too late.

Kind regards,

David J. Stewart


"And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?  I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.  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?  I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." -Luke 13:2-5

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