Australia’s season of disasters
I read and love every copy of the “Creation” mag. and of cause look forward to every copy. When I am finished with it ends up on the table in my waiting room. AND FOLK DO READ IT. OK SO Now … I was not sure where to place this comment so I thought Theology might be the best place to put it so here goes. At the bottom of page of “Aus. Season Of Disaster” Feb 9 there is our famous poem “My Country” by Dorothea Mackellar. Now if you read the last line of this famous poem … it reads … “Wherever I may die, I know to what brown country my homing thought will fly.” Question:-Could it be possible that this gives us a chance to say it is a wonderful poem yet it still shows the subtle ways in which a simple thing such as a poem can imprint on the mind about this land is our home? When in fact our thoughts need to keep Heaven as our HOME and it needs be in sharper focus than anything else. Just a thought. But then who would imagine that this could be subtle “Naturalistic Human Carnal Theology” sneaking in the back door. Thank you again for the “Creation” mag folks.
Thanks for your email. I understand the point you are making and concur with same although I don’t think the author of the poem was trying to make a theological statement. The point of including the poem was to show that Australia is a harsh place that regularly undergoes such events, and that the struggle draws its inhabitants to love their land. And, also, like the rest of the world we have to deal with the effects of the Fall (she did not possibly consider that either when she wrote the poem). Thus, such tragedies should not be unexpected. It wasn’t included as a theological piece, and if I were to have dealt with perceived theological problems with the poem then the article would have veered of course somewhat. Trying to cover everything in one talk (or article) is something that preachers and article writers have to deal with on a daily basis.
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Well we finally have the answer to “Where is a loving God in all of This”.
The truth is the devil is causing the cyclones earthquakes and tsunamis that have plaqued Australia and the World.
It’s difficult to always distinguish his hatred in weather events because it of course is nature and is always in natural patterns that our ecosystem needs to survive. However he is orchastrating these events to both maintain the planet and cause it’s inhabitants harm.
Remember when the Apostle Paul said the devil was the “God of this Age” and then realize as the “God of this Age” age he has the power of the weather.
Just as Christ called him “The Prince of The Power of the Air” that would include a cyclone.
I have had a personal demonic encounter and the devil personally demonstrated his power over the weather.Secondly, I now have ID with both numbers of the beast that was issued by coincidence.
We are in deep trouble and need to better protect ourselves from these Natural Disasters, now knowing it certainly is caused by the devil with malice.
Thank you for your email.
However, I am not sure that we can go as far as to attribute all such disasters to Satan or even God’s judgment. For us to presume that would suggest that we also know the mind of God. What we do know for sure is that all creation is fallen, so we are to expect natural disasters. Genesis 3 tells us the that the ground was cursed, not only people. May I suggest reading a different perspective on this with regard to the earthquake in Haiti. Please make note of the comments at the bottom too. See Haiti s horrendous earthquake disaster: Should we help and why?. Romans 8 tells us that all creation is cursed. Such disasters and even death in general should remind us that something is wrong with this world.
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MacKellar’s poem is brilliant evidence that Australia has always a bit of a ‘Drama Queen’ when it comes to natural disasters and weather patterns. Notwithstanding its somewhat dodgy theological implications (I’m a Theology student), I appreciate the link Creationists (and other anti-Warmists) have been able to make between a lyrical observation made over a century ago and current weather trends insofar as the purported ‘global warming’issue is concerned. If nothing else, it seriously weakens the arrogant stance of those scientists who claim to have their finger on the pulse of current weather trends. Perhaps not much in the great ‘Creationist/Evolutionary’ debate, it is nevertheless one small step in destabilizing society’s deification of mainstream (so-called) ‘Science’. Perhaps we could call this the ‘MacKellar Effect’. God bless Dorothea!