Over the weekend, fierce tornadoes hit Texas, killing 11 and causing severe damage to hundreds of homes. But one woman in Rowlett, Texas, says she and her family were spared because they successfully diverted a tornado from their residence through prayer.
Sabrina Lowe told NPR that 10 family members were visiting her apartment Saturday when they all heard the loud roaring and distinctive train noise of an approaching tornado:
“We actually went outside and started commanding the winds, because God had given us authority over the winds, the airways. And we just began to command this storm not to hit our area. We spoke to the storm and said, ‘Go to unpopulated places.’ It did exactly what we said to do, because God gave us the authority to do that.”
Uh, no. No, the Bible does not say that. Quite the opposite, in fact. Here’s what the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 8:8:
“As no one has power over the wind to contain it, so no one has power over the time of their death. As no one is discharged in time of war, so wickedness will not release those who practice it.”
As a Christian, I firmly believe that God can do anything He wants to. He can certainly move the winds or calm the seas, but for a believer to claim that power for themselves is tantamount to saying that you yourself are just a powerful as God.
It should be noted that a tornado killed 8 Texans and destroyed over 600 buildings in Garland, which is near Rowlett, so it would appear that Lowe’s skill at aiming the storms she diverts is in serious need of GPS recalculation.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.