I sometimes have the question asked of me, “where was God when the Tsunami happened in South East Asia?” What is meant by that question is this, “why didn’t God do something to prevent it? He is God after all.” I think it’s a very valid question, so valid that one way of answering it is this: Would you have even wondered about the whereabouts of God if the tsunami had not happened?
I’m interested here, in prophecy that deals with large, multi-generational themes from religious writings. I’m not looking for heavenly, or metaphysical, prophecies because they are not verifiable, and I am not looking for isolated, short term prophecies because they could be seen as coincidental even if they are accurate. I am looking here at “big religious prophecy“, and I am looking at them in the overall context of contradiction.
Holiness is a great surprise. One of the things you ought to do when you read that God is holy is exclaim, “whatever for?” You see holiness is a subjective state, and to what would God possibly be subject?