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Why do earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes occur?

Earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes (along with lightning, blizzards and ice storms) happen because of natural occurrences. They are called acts of God, but that is not true. They are actually acts of man. Let me explain.

When Adam and Eve sinned, everything changed on the earth.

To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat of it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” Genesis 3:17-19

As a result of Adam's sin, the ground became stubborn and uncooperative. The landscape changed. Instead of this world operating with the notion of eternal life, death crept into the equation. The earth began to deteriorate.

Paul makes this observation in Romans:

The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Romans 8:19-22

Because of sin, the earth became frustrated, groaning with the pains of sin. Earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes were not part of the original, perfect weather pattern for this world. They were natural results of a sinful environment, caused by man.

While God knows everything that happens on this earth and allows it all to happen, we shouldn’t blame God entirely for earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes.

Sin caused the storms of this world.