Right on the heels of record rains and widespread flooding that swamped much of Queensland in northeast Australia, Cyclone Yasi—“the worst cyclone in a century” to hit the state of Queensland—tore through the same region causing widespread destruction (telegraph.co.uk, February 3, 2011). In the United States, “a vast winter storm… blasted much of the nation” with several feet of snow, ice, high winds and freezing temperatures from Texas to Maine. The severe weather knocked out electric power, closed airports and stranded motorists. Chicago reported the largest snowstorm on record.
While meteorologists attribute extreme weather to reoccurring natural phenomena, Bible prophecies reveal that God will use natural disasters to punish nations that turn away from His ways (Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28). It is no coincidence that America and Australia are experiencing severe weather as they promote homosexuality and other behaviors that God calls “abominations” (Leviticus 18:22-23).