Wednesday, January 26, 2005

On Spiritual Map Reading

Associated Baptist Press is reporting that Southern Baptist author, Henry Blackaby, indicated he could recognize "God's hand of judgment in the tsunami after he saw a map published by Voice of the Martyrs showing areas of intense persecution of Christians worldwide." He said many of the areas highlighted on that map "match to a T" the tsunami's impact."

Many Mainstream Baptists cannot help but remember a map that was circulating after Florida suffered through four hurricanes. That map showed the trajectory of the hurricanes by-passing democratic counties and going through counties that voted for President Bush in the 2000 elections. A caption asked whether God was judging Florida.

We laughed at the map charting hurricanes through Florida and never gave it credibility for an instant. Perhaps someone should track down that map again and ask Henry to read it. At that time we didn't know that God gave some people the gift of spiritual map reading.

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