God’s Wrath

In the past, people have commented on the tragedies that occur daily, and wonder why God permits these occurrences. In the Tip of the Writing Brush are the following verses:

Thunder, earthquakes, great winds, and floods,

these are regret and anger of God. 8-58

In this world, landslides, thunder, earthquakes,

And great winds are all from the anger of God. 6-91

I have always questioned the veracity of these verses, because innocent people have suffered from these incidents. But in other sacred books, God’s wrath is noted.

In Genesis, God annihilated a whole planet with 40 days of rain, and flooding, killing all forms of life, except for the Noah, his family, and the animals in the arc. This was due to the evils that pervaded mankind.

In Exodus, God’s wrath is shown to the people of Egypt. Punishment beginning with the flow of blood in the Nile, proliferation of frogs, infestation of gnats, flies, and locusts, boils, hail, darkness, and death of the first born were all manifested to the people of Egypt.

Also in Exodus, God punished the people who Moses helped flee Egypt. When Moses came down from the Mountains, he found that his people idolizing a false God. Three thousand people were killed due to God’s wrath.

But whether one thinks these occurrences are due to God’s wrath will depend on the faith of each individual. Some will believe that God punishes the bad, and rewards the Good. Others believe that God favors a certain group. Some believe that God does not punish, but guides us with setbacks and wants to save all mankind. God’s wrath comes from love. In the Tip of the Writing Brush, it is written:

You human beings must all love your children.

From this, please think of the regret of God. 13-27

Think of humans admonishing your children,

the anger comes from love. 5-23

 

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About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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