In sheer size and scope, a hurricane is considered the most devastating storm man can face. The combination of rains, winds and flooding, over an extended period of time, leads to large-scale destruction. Hurricane Sandy serves as an unprecedented example of how these destructive storms can impact a large area of our society. The pictures and video we see from the northeastern seaboard of the United States are catastrophic. Several million have been without power, water or heat. It is estimated that some 50 million people over 24 states have felt the effect of just this one storm. For many, the suffering continues. Reports are now coming in that the aftermath of the storm is far worse than what is being portrayed in the media.
God tells us why He allows these violent storms. These violent storms aren’t a coincidence or an effect of man-made causes. As Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry recently explained, these storms and disasters are biblical. Along with that understanding, God provides a warning. These catastrophes are prophesied in the Bible. And God warns us that these storms will increase.