Friday, March 18, 2011


Everyone is talking about Japan! What a tragedy. Before I go any further, please remember to pray for those in Japan and please donate to the relief effort. That being said, there are a lot of people all over the world wondering how something like this could happen. They are searching for hope! Some are asking how a good, loving and all powerful God could allow this (for great answers to that question, listen to our most recent episode of "The God Solution" by clicking here). Each one of us should be sharing the hope we have with them! A great way to get to the gospel in this situation would be to bring up Biblical prophecy about these types of issues. Earthquakes, tsunamis and much more are prophesied in scripture. God’s Word prophesies sickness and disease, earthquakes and famines, tsunamis and hurricanes, hail and fire will destroy most of earth’s plant life, some hail reaching up to 100 lbs, metorites, death of sea life, rivers turning into blood, hard core Global Warming, darkness, terrible drought (the Euphrates dries), the largest earthquake in history, islands and mountains will be devastated and eventually the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light; metorites will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken (in Mt.24, Mk.13, Lk.21, and Rev.6, 8, 9 and 16). Those prophesies can bring up a spiritual conversation which you can easily transition to the gospel. Probably even more important than that though, is to be able and ready to share the only Good News, God's love and hope, with those you happen to be talking to about this, especially if they have been personally impacted by this tragedy. You can get more ideas by checking out our post on transitioning to the gospel from anything in the news by clicking here. Also, for more on how to understand this and other end times phenomena, check out the MP3 below. Have a great day and don't forget to pray for Japan!


  1. Do you read John Piper's blog? He wrote a great article about Japan: