Posts Tagged ‘Earthquakes’

Evidence of earthquake described in Old Testament

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Archaeologists in Jerusalem have found evidence of damage to buildings and pottery that may have been caused by a huge, eighth-century B.C.E. earthquake mentioned in the biblical books of Amos and Zechariah The findings add to evidence of the earthquake previously discovered elsewhere in Israel and in the seabed of the Dead Sea. Read more

Priests make effort to be with their people after earthquakes

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

After the recent earthquakes Fr Pat McIndoe managed to catch a ride on an Aero Club plane so he could celebrate Mass in Kaikoura on Sunday. He was also able to take part in the ecumenical service. Kaikoura is part of Father Pat’s Te Whetu o Te Moana – Star of the Sea Marlborough Parish Read more

Tamaki, the Christian, and quakes

Friday, November 18th, 2016
Brian Tamaki and earthquakes

It is difficult to discuss Brian Tamaki and his discourses without making a few basic points. The first is this: As Christians we do not accept every word of the bible as being the literal “word of God” addressed to us at this time, directing our lives. We do know that the Bible contains writings Read more

Bishop Tamaki agrees his “inspired moment” will be seen as ridiculous by most

Friday, November 18th, 2016

“It was not a prepared or planned message at all – but came at an ‘inspired moment’ before the sermon,” said Bishop Brian Tamaki on his latest blog. “The earthquake that struck midnight Sunday (sic), the 13th of November 2016 was warned of that Sunday morning at 10:45am, during the Sunday morning church service of Read more

Vatican outrage – earthquakes not “God’s punishment for same sex unions”

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Vatican outrage has condemned a Dominican Friar’s statement that the recent Italian earthquake sequence was a punishment from God for same sex unions. Same sex unions became legal in Italy last month. Friar Giovanni Cavalcali said the disasters are a result of original sin. In his view they are a “divine punishment” for “the offence Read more