Kirk Cameron, the “Growing Pains” star turned-evangelical Christian, took to Facebook to claim that God sends destructive hurricanes like Harvey and Irma to teach people lessons for their sins.
Cameron says that the storms are a “spectacular display of God’s immense power… 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 added that viewers should share his message with kids when they ask why these devastating storms are hitting the United States.
He quoted The Bible’s Old Testament to note that God “causes [storms] to happen for punishment, or to water his land to demonstrate his faithful love.”
Continues Cameron: “How should we look at two giant hurricanes coming back to back like this? 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?”
“Remind them that God is the blessed controller of all things,” he said. “He is the one who gives us peace, security and strength in the midst of the storm and that he uses this to point us to him and to his care for us.”
The actor recorded the video from an airport in Orlando after spending the week there for work.