God punishes everyone, including the innocent, yet again
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In Australia, they have the Ernie Awards which are presented annually to those who make the most sexist public statements. And this year, the top award, the Gold Ernie, went to Pastor Danny Nalliah of Catch the Fire Ministries in Dandenong, Victoria.
And what did Pastor Nalliah say to earn the award?
Shortly after Australia's deadly bushfires in February, he said:
"God's conditional protection has been removed from the nation of Australia, in particular Victoria, for approving the slaughter of innocent children in the womb."
Nalliah was asked in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald whether he believed in a God who would take vengeance by killing so many people indiscriminately, even those who opposed abortion. He replied with 2 Chronicles 7:14 to support his claim that God could withdraw his protection from a nation.
So it is alright with Nalliah that the innocent are punished along with the supposedly guilty, because, after all, it's what his God does. Routinely, apparently.
In earlier "God is punishing us" declarations, Pastor Danny Nalliah has claimed that the drought which affects large parts of Australia and the world financial crisis could be blamed in part on human sin. It seems to be a standard refrain with him - if something bad happens, claim it is because God is punishing us for one sin or another.
More recently, he is inventing enemies by blaming witches:
...the Spirit of God has been revealing to me that the whole nation is under a curse because the witchcraft covens from Mount Ainsley in Canberra are cursing the Federal Parliament.So God has cursed the entire country because witches have cursed the parliament? This divine justice is just incomprehensible. Except of of course to Pastor Danny Nalliah.