Popular evangelist and megachurch pastor Greg Laurie took to his personal blog recently to ask whether or not the recent stretch of major hurricanes hitting the United States is one of God's ways of getting Americans' attention.
As Hurricane Irma slammed into Florida this past weekend and caused severe damage and record flooding in some parts of the state, Laurie, the senior pastor of the California-based Harvest Christian Fellowship, posed the rhetorical question: "Why is God allowing all of this to happen?"
Laurie's blog post — titled "With Hurricanes and Threats, Is God Trying to Get Our Attention?" — comes while Irma has wrecked much of Florida and about two weeks after Hurricane Harvey became the first major hurricane to hit the United States since 2005, damaging hundreds of thousands of homes and killing over 60 people.
"We had Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma. Some have called the latest, 'Irmageddon.' Add to this, we have new threats almost every day from the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, to destroy us with nuclear weapons," the 64-year-old Laurie, who has previously warned that the nuclear threat of North Korea could play into biblical end times prophecy, wrote.
"Why is God allowing all of this to happen?" Laurie asked. "Is He trying to get our attention?"