Kirk Cameron apparently understands hurricanes more than you do, and he’s here to fill in any gaps of knowledge you may have about Hurricane Irma.
In a Facebook video that has gone viral, the former Growing Pains actor took a moment while in the Orlando airport to talk about the wrath of Hurricane Irma which has already destroyed the many islands in the Caribbean, destroyed communities, taken multiple lives, and is headed straight towards Florida this weekend. According to him, this is all happening to make us a more humble people.
“How should we look at two giant hurricanes coming back to back like this?” Cameron said in the video. “Do we write them off as coincidence? Do we write it off as a statistical anomaly? Wow! Who would’ve thought? Is it just Mother Nature in a bad mood?”
Nope! Instead, the evangelical Christian actor read passages from the Old Testament and explained that God “causes [storms] to happen for punishment, or to water his land to demonstrate his faithful love.”
“One thing we know about hurricanes and all weather is that this is not mother nature in a bad mood, this is a spectacular display of God’s immense power,” Cameron said.
“When he puts his power on display, it’s never without reason. There’s a purpose. And we may not always understand what that purpose is, but we know it’s not random, and we know that weather is sent to cause us to respond to God in humility, awe, and repentance,” he continued. “Maybe share that with your kids when they ask why this is happening.”
Since Cameron made his remarks insinuating that the damage done by Hurricane Harvey and Irma was done to humble us all, many people have expressed their confusion and frustration on Twitter.
I don’t think I can consider my life a success until Kirk Cameron scornfully judges me for how I’m living it.
— Jay Moon (@MoonVsTheWorld) September 7, 2017
Then Kirk Cameron claims, without a shred of humility, that he knows God’s motive in sending these hurricanes: “To make us more humble.”
— James Morrison (@JamesPMorrison) September 8, 2017
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