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Pastor's Corner Pastor Larry October 2007

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Pastor's Corner by Pastor Larry Tong


October 2007


According to the Associated Press, there was a lawsuit filed by a Senator in Nebraska in mid-September. The Omaha Senator, Ernie Chambers, sued God! The lawsuit accused God of causing untold death and horror and threatening to cause even more death still. The Senator claimed that God can be sued because He is everywhere! In his lawsuit, Chambers claimed that God has made “terroristic” threats against him and his constituents, inspired fear and caused “widespread death, destruction and terrorization of million upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants.” He also claimed that God has caused “fearsome floods . . . horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes.” He was seeking a permanent injunction against the Almighty! According to him, it is perfectly normal to sue God because everybody is suing somebody.


When I read this news, my reaction was that of a shocking feeling. I was shocked to see someone could be so silly. Doesn’t he as a public servant has anything to do? How ridiculous can it be! This Senator, I believe, represents many people who don’t take responsibility for their actions and instead, put the blame on someone else’s. With global warming, scientists agree that the condition of this world is rapidly changing for the worse. Many so called “natural” disasters are a direct result of global warming. And we all know who caused global warming. It is easier to blame God for causing this “problems” than to fix our problem. The whole world is driven by “greed”, which the Bible labeled as “the root of all evils.” To that end, pollution and global warming resulted in unpredictable changes of weather pattern; food supplies from rivers and oceans are becoming more and more toxic; and the once “fresh” air is filled with toxins. We all know toxic chemicals are major cause of many types of cancerous growth. Sure, there are National and International laws to keep this problem under control, but whenever there are rules and regulations, people will find ways to either break them or find loopholes to get around them.


I recently went to a medical seminar and learned that scientists have identified that many types of cancer such as some types of breast cancer and prostrate cancer are caused by chronic and uncontrolled stress. Now, does God want us to have stress? Not only does He not, He asks us to relax; not to worry about tomorrow because there are enough things to do for today!


Before I sign off, I would suggest that instead of blaming God for the pitiful condition of the world, we should try our best to do what God expects of us. He wants us “to do Justice”, “to love Kindness”, and “to walk humbly.” To do justice is to do the right things, and not to give ourselves excuses not to. To love kindness is to care not only our own interests, but to extend our generosity to others. Finally, to walk humbly (with the Lord) is to respect God by respecting the things He created and the people He loves. We may not be able to change the global world, but if we do what God wants us to do, we will change our little world.


Pastor Larry

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