Christian Celebrity Kirk Cameron: God Sent Hurricanes For 'Humility, Awe And Repentance'

Patricia Ramirez

Outspoken Christian celebrity and former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron has an interesting and controversial theory regarding the origin of the recent spate of hurricanes that have threatened and devastated the United States. According to Cameron, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, both massive and destructive storms, weren't the product of meteorology. Rather, 46-year-old Kirk Cameron claims that the hurricanes are a message from God.

In a Facebook post recorded at an Orlando airport and posted on September 8, the actor called the recent, record-shattering storms "a spectacular display of God's immense power." According to Cameron, the storms weren't "sent by God" without a reason.

Going so far as to suggest that fellow Christian parents use his words to explain to their children why Hurricanes Harvey and Irma happened in the first place, Kirk Cameron said in his Facebook video that God has a "purpose" for sending the deadly and destructive storms. However, Cameron didn't claim to know what that purpose was, adding that it's possible that nobody will understand God's design. Cameron went on to say that "weather is sent to cause us to respond to God in humility, awe and repentance." What's more, the actor said that the storms should serve as a reminder that God "supplies our life, breath, and everything else."

"When he puts his power on display, it's never without reason. There's a purpose. And we may not always understand what that purpose is, but 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."

"How should we look at two giant hurricanes coming back-to-back like this? Do we write them off as coincidence?"

"So let me get this straight, your magical sky wizard sent the hurricanes that HAVE ALREADY KILLED PEOPLE as a display of his love? #notmygod"

Over 6 million people in Florida have received evacuation orders ahead of Irma's expected landfall, which is predicted to happen somewhere between Miami and Tampa.

What do you think about Kirk Cameron and his words regarding God and recent hurricanes? Do you believe his social media post was appropriate in light of what millions of people have or will endure? Let us know in the comments below.

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