This interesting story is making the rounds on social media and no doubt the UKIP councillor involved will attract derision and mockery – BBC News: UKIP councillor blames storms and floods on gay marriage.
In a letter to David Cameron, David Silvester accused the prime minister of bringing God’s judgment on the nation and made the point that, “no-one can mess with the Almighty God with impunity and get away with it“. The councillor believes there is a link between the unusual storms the UK has suffered in recent times and the legalisation of gay marriage.
Although it is impossible to prove a direct link between the two, it would be unwise to discount the possibility that God is working in this way to try and wake nations up and bring them back to Him. David Cameron is not the only politician or leader making decisions that are displeasing to God and we have observed a steady erosion of God’s standards in UK society for many years/decades now. By any reasonable Christian barometer of Biblical standards, we can be certain that the UK is fast running down the path to God’s judgment by departing from Scriptural teachings in many different areas.
Most people, particularly atheists, are quick to mock anyone who makes these kinds of comments but there are clear scriptural warnings that God sometimes works in this way. This is not something that can be easily understood as we cannot know specifically how God will appeal to a nation to turn to him. However, any mention of God, for whatever reason, by someone in a public place usually results in a disproportionate mockery from those in non-Christian circles.
We explore this issue of God’s national judgments in our article – “Its time to repent!”
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. (Psalm 33:12)