Flood and Rainbow

@2timothy (794)
Philippines
September 30, 2009 2:07am CST
If God promised with the rainbow not to destroy mankind with water, why are there still floods and tidal waves?
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@peavey (16987)
• United States
1 Oct 09
God promised never to send a world wide flood again to destroy people. He hasn't and He won't. A local flood or tidal wave isn't the same as a worldwide flood.
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@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
I establish My covenant with you, that never again will all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth (Gen. 9:11).
@peavey (16987)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Exactly. :) and thanks for "best response."
@jpso138 (7860)
• Philippines
12 Oct 09
The flood that was told in the bible was of greater event. It destroyed all living things in the world except for those that was in the ark. In other words, it was something that affected not a certain area but the whole of earth. What we experienced today are concentrated in different parts of the world.
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@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
12 Oct 09
Yes, the faithful God is true to His promise. We recently have continuous heavy raining for days and nights but are restful here that it will not last for forty days and forty nights.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
I believe that the volume of water in the earth has never changed since pre-historic times. And tidal waves do happen due to some movements in earth's plates. That being said, the effect before is not that devastating as what we see nowadays. I hope you are not implying that the floodings we see now are acts of God. They are mostly man-made caused by unabated deforestation and clogging of waterways due to blatant disregard for the environment and uncontrolled waste disposal. I don't see God punishing people with floods, mankind, on the other hand is punishing themselves due to their own negligence and lack of concern for the earth that God has made. It will continue to rain, since that's included in the divine design, but man has destroyed the forests that hold and contain the water. Rain was not designed to flood people's houses and communities, we have brought this to ourselves. God is still true to His promises that He will never again destroy mankind with water. Have a nice day!
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@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
The flood came during Noah's time not because of human destruction, neither would the coming tribulation the result of human negligence since they will be saying peace and security to each other.
• India
8 Oct 09
Well I don't think all these floods are due to God! Man is mainly responsible for these, may b deforestation and several environmental factors. I don't see God as some1 taking pleasure watching so many people lose all they have even their lives.
@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
Just as what Joseph once told his brothers, "Even though you intended evil against me, God intended it for good, to do as it is this day, to preserve alive a numerous people (Gen. 50:20).
@jlamela (4905)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
it's ridiculous to blame God when calamities hit the world. In the Old testament God made a covenant after the flood where Noah and his family were only saved. God promised through his covenant that people will never be destroyed again through flood. So it is clearly to say that What happening in our environment now is not from God but from people themselves. The flood and typhoon and aggressive climate change partly attributed to human activities that's why Global warming is worsening. So when there are people who perished through flood that's because people themselves created such cause of the disaster. So what we are going to do now is be a good steward to the mother earth, if we are just so responsible with the mineral resources God created then we wont suffer such circumstances. We should not blamed God because HE did his best to give us everything we wanted but then we kept on destroying it, too bad, most of the victims of flood and other calamities are those living poverty line who are also to be considered as victim of too much industrialization. Why cannot just balanced our so called "improvements" in the environment.
@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
We cannot blame God because the laws of nature runs its own course and man reaps what he sows.
@flowerchilde (12533)
• United States
6 Nov 09
I'm thinking there are still floods and tidal waves, and people drown but God does not use the flood (or a great flood) to again destroy mankind and all he's built.
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
God's promise in Genesis is not broken..the flood experienced by people today comes from man's lack of care for God-created earth and because of man's negligence and lack of common sense in releasing water from dams..
@eileenleyva (20356)
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
Or was it God showed the rainbow as a testament that He will not wipe out the earth again? I am not sure. But since you started the discussion, you must check the correct story on Genesis, LOL!