Israel Breaking News: “After historic flooding devastated Louisiana this week, a Hebrew Roots radio station suggested that the statewide disaster could be understood as divine retribution for anti-Israel resolutions passed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) in New Orleans last weekend.
“I think you can connect the dots,” wrote a news editor for Hebrew Nation Radio in an article about the flooding. “There is a measure for measure principle here.”
The resolutions, which accused Israel of occupying Palestinian territories and committing human rights abuses against Palestinians, called for a number of anti-Israel measures, including a demand that the United States government halt all aid to the Jewish state if Israel continued building “settlements” in Judea and Samaria.
Opinion: I think you can connect the dots as well, and it didn’t occur to me until finding this article this morning:
- The ELCA assembly began on Monday, August 8, and concluded on Saturday August 13.
- On Thursday night August 11, torrential rain began to pound Louisiana
- By Friday, most of the state had received over a foot of rain
- Some locations seeing over 30 inches, reported NBC News
- Thousands had to flee their homes, with about 30,000 people needing to be rescued
- Our post on the ELCA meeting was on Tuesday August 16 (here)
And here is the part I missed: The ELCA meeting took place in New Orleans Louisiana.
We have hundreds of posts on the natural disasters that have taken place when nations have violated the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 12:3). We compiled a partial list from 1919 – 2011 here.
“For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.” Obadiah 1:15