Re: Japan disaster
There's this trolling video going around that someone made that's pretty much in the same spirit as the OP and first reply: "Wow, thank God for this horrible tragedy that resulted in a huge loss of lives and probably thousands of people going to eternity with or without Christ. Finally the survivors will have to meet their maker! God is so good." I saw that video turn up on multiple secular communities, and what do you think the general consensus was about it? It sure didn't provide a good witness about Christ, much less any of his followers, I can tell you that.
That's just one of the things that bugs me about the Christian world though. When natural disasters strike unbelievers, it's just an act of God to make them repent. When those same disasters hit Christians though, that's when the concern starts, and suddenly it's all about helping the Christians caught in this terrible act of God. I know we're not all like that, but I seriously wish I didn't see so much of that attitude in the church. Tragedy is tragedy, no matter who it affects. If anything, I'd think we'd be doubly sad when it's unbelievers who die in these disasters, since that only means they're now doomed to an eternity in judgment. How is that ever something to rejoice about?
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.