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What Caused Australia’s Devastating Floods: Why Kevin Rudd of Course

Posted in Modern Culture, Theology by Jim on 11 Jan 2011
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American televangelists aren’t the only ones capable of the most absurd and unhinged remarks.  Australia too has its own wingnuts.  Take for instance the Aussie pastor who insists that the devastating floods that have ravaged that country are the fault of the policies of Kevin Rudd.

A CHRISTIAN pastor has blamed Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd for the floods devastating Queensland. That’s because Mr Rudd “spoke against Israel” in December 2010, Daniel Nalliah from the Catch the Fire Ministries has written on his website. “It is very interesting that Kevin Rudd is from Queensland. Is God trying to get our attention? I believe so,” he said. Mr Rudd, during a visit to Israel in December, called on the Jewish state to allow international inspectors into its nuclear facilities. He also called for a halt to the construction of Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Mr Nalliah said every time America went against Israel there was “disaster in the land.” He sees the Queensland floods as a parallel.

If that were true and if criticizing Israeli policy brought down the wrath of God, I’d have been wiped out ages ago. But God isn’t a Christian Zionist, in spite of the maniacs who think so.   Shouldn’t there be something clicking in the brains of these guys that they aren’t quite as able to discern the plan and purpose of God as they like to think?  Sometimes a flood is just a flood and sometimes what God permits isn’t an act of judgment at all.   Anyway, thanks to Jason Turner on FB for the tip.

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  1. Craig Benno said, on 11 Jan 2011 at 6:06 am

    There was a recent prophecy going around Australia that it was going to suffer a tsunami because of its sexual sin….

    I know a number of Christians who got fearful and excited about it. …. while I certainly believe that the gift of prophecy exists for today… I don’t agree with this one… even if it does seem to have come to pass.


  2. Karen White said, on 11 Jan 2011 at 6:19 am

    What, did you think you had a monopoly on nutcase preachers?

    Mr Rudd has been going around being the first to call for aid for the flood victims, manned a phone on the TV fund raising show (raised $10+M), and just slugged away on behalf of the Nation in other areas. If he called on Israel for those things it would have had to have been in consultation with the US anyhow.


  3. Mark Stevens said, on 11 Jan 2011 at 8:14 am

    Jason Turner?!?! i sent you the email! 😉


  4. Eric Chamblee said, on 11 Jan 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Could we have an exchange program? We send them one of our frauds and they send us one of theirs? At least it would be the same old excrement, but with an Aussie accent!


  5. Emerson Fast said, on 12 Jan 2011 at 11:39 am

    I’ve heard dispies talk like this before. Some penty-loon gave a speech on America’s economic prosperity being spiritually linked to its support of Israeli policy. No doubt “the Lord told him this”. Ughhh.

    Do these men ever crack open the OT? Why don’t they develop a Jeremian Zionism? Why aren’t they encouraging Israel to submit to foreign rule and threatening God’s wrath if they refuse? Or perhaps they should be unsettled that Israel is a united nation and enforce the prophetic policy of a divided kingdom as per 1 Kgs.11:31?


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