It is your Curmudgeon’s duty to keep you informed of the latest thinking from Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. AIG is the online ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the creationist Australian entrepreneur who also brought you the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum.
We found e a timely article at the AIG website: Massive Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. We know you’re curious about their view of things, so here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
News stations worldwide are reeling at the devastation in Japan due to a massive earthquake — unequaled in the country’s recorded history — and the huge tsunami it produced …
We know all that. Let’s read on:
In the face of such destruction, suffering, and death, many people question how a good and loving God could allow such evil to happen.
Good question. For AIG’s inspiring answer, we continue:
However, this is just another painful reminder of how the curse of sin has affected our world. For biblical answers to this topic, please see the following resources: [links to AIG articles omitted].
But AIG doesn’t stop there. Besides explaining the cause of the disaster, they are also taking steps to help. They tell us:
Please join us in praying for the victims of this disaster, as well as the families of those affected by it. Also, take this opportunity to share with others the reason for death and suffering, and the answer to the problem of sin — salvation through Jesus Christ.
After that — for which the people of Japan will be forever grateful — they have an update with new figures on the number of victims. Then, as an afterthought, they say this:
Please remember the many thousands who are suffering during this very difficult time, and consider whether God would have you donate to help the relief effort.
Relationships are the starting point and the end goal of World Vision’s work. Through relationships with community leaders, World Vision’s staff members help communities set goals that families can achieve by working together. Our goal is that all people will experience life in all its fullness and we seek to demonstrate God’s love through our work.
But at their Japan quake relief page they also say:
World Vision plans to distribute relief supplies to meet the daily needs of quake and tsunami survivors. We will also focus our efforts on responding to the emotional needs of children, who are the most impacted after such a traumatic event.
If you’re favorably impressed by AIG’s approach to things, consider donating to World Vision. Maybe, besides relationships, some good will come of it.
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