People often misinterpret the actions of Satan's to be that of God or sometimes the opposite.
After reading your post OP and several replies, it seems to me that many do not truly understand the function and deity of God. and the role of
Look out the window at a tree. Are the leaves moving in the wind? Can you see the wind? No, but you see the result of it's presence. If you doubt
the goodness of God then there is not need to thank him for every breath you take. God gives us the breath, and Satan makes it hard to breath.
It is best regarding your post to understand the functions of God and Satan. If one equates these actions, not fully understanding what each can
and does do, then reasoning becomes flawed.
One must first understand what God is able to do, and does do. Then one must understand what Satan is able to do and does do..as well as what he
After understanding that Satan and God are apposed to each other, and that God is indeed very real as is Satan; Then one understands we are right
in the middle of this thing.
When a man murders his entire family, it wasn't God that did it. Satan coerced the murderer into those actions
leading to ultimate evil. In the end, man preformed the evil. period...
God does not stop these things. We have free will to do as we please. We can choose that which is good or bad. Everything that happens on this
earth is a direct result of our own actions.
We have done these things to ourselves. We are responsible ....Not God... Satan is known as the father of lies and convinces us to do things we
should not do. God does not intervene because we are supposed to use common sense and do that which is good, just and right.
Keep in mind one thing. God does send the storms, and calamity. The most frequent reason is to get our attention so that we will stop doing that
which is bad, unjust and wrong. We seldom respond to his warnings, instead becoming more like the evil side of Satan. He will increase his warnings,
and soon, mankind will have no choice but to recognize the difference between Satan and God and what they do.
How do I know God sends warnings in the form of Tornado, quakes and other means?
Ezekiel-----God says "I [Alone] do all these things"
There is not one reference in the entire bible of Satan being able to bring calamity upon anyone save for Job. And that was a special case
directly granted by God as a test. Otherwise, there is no reference anywhere to Satan bringing natural calamity. But mankind does so in evil
form...not storms, but we murder, rape, pillage, steal, use vulgar conversations, and teach our children to lie, we covet power and greed, and have
little concern for our fellow man. Then we wonder why God sends the warnings.
God has yet to get our attention. But he will...You can bet on it..What will it take?
I understand the majority of those on ATS are atheists. So I will say up front as I have said before. I will not respond to diatribes or attacks. I
write this only to let the OP know what the answer to his question may be.
edit on 26-3-2012 by DavidsHope because: typo