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Many cold opportunists have used the tragedy in Texas as an opportunity to score cheap points politically and culturally. Those with cold hearts look past the beautiful stories of regular Texans helping their neighbors in need and the outpouring of treasure and love from hurting average Americans, and only see cause for continuing to attack one another.

People have used the tragedy to push climate change agendas, attack the president, and attack Texas culture.

Some are even using it to attack Christians and those who believe in God.

A popular YouTube personality known as Onision tweeted this message with a photo of Houston underwater:

There are a lot of Christians in Texas, so any of you want to explain your god doing this?

The responses were … beautiful.

Here is an important scripture for good times and bad:

Matthew 25:37-40 says:

Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

And here is a fact:

Good question:

Many just thought he was using the suffering of others to score cheap points:

He is also converting people … to religion:

And some people were just a bit mean:

Speaking for all of Texas:

https://twitter.com/jayb_ands/status/903238299912986624

Here are the facts: People of all faiths, races, and backgrounds have been horrifically affected by the historic natural disaster in Houston. The death toll grows by the day, and it will be years before the damage has been repaired. All decent people should show respect to the innocent Americans who have been displaced and are in mourning right now.

Quit trying to use this tragedy to score political points.

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  1. Brenda Crawford

    September 1, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    SO MANY WONDERFUL COMMENTS AND I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE ONE AT THE END SAYING THAT ALL PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT RACES, AND RELIGIONS HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS TERRIBLE STORM BUT EVERYONE IS WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP EACH OTHER GET THROUGH IT AND THAT’S BEEN GOD’S PLAN FOR THE BEGINNING OF TIME, TO BE ONE FAMILY, LOVING EACH OTHER AND HELPING EACH OTHER AND IT REALLY IS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE AND CAN BE IF EVERYONE WOULD JUST LEARN ABOUT LOVE AND ACCEPTENCE FOR OTHER’S DIFFERENCES….GOD CREATED EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US AND WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE A FAMILY AND IF WE CAN’T GET ALONG AN D HELP EACH OTHER ON EARTH…..HOWEVER WILL WE BE FIT FOR HEAVEN WHICH WILL BE A PEACEFUL , KIND AND LOVING PLACE FOR ALL OF US/ SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT AND MAKE THINGS RIGHT HERE ON EARTH…..

  2. Cynthia Owen

    September 1, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    To all disbelievers. You are given the opportunity time after time to learn about a loving God. We who do believe know in our heart and soul that God loves us. We are also convinced that we live in a world that has trials and tribulations. God does NOT create evil things (storms) or evil doers. We are all created the same. God created us to choose Him over evil. If you would simply ask God if He loves you – you would see. Never has there been a day of complete peace around the world. The God that I know is the comforter, the One you can trust in time of need, and the God who answers prayers.

  3. R Coward

    September 2, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    We have ALL broken God’s laws and deserve His wrath. The 9th commandment tells us not to lie (for just 1 simple example). A study found that people lie an average of 4 times a day. God says lying lips are an abomination. That any of us awakens to a new day is pure mercy on God’s part.

  4. Jerry Chase

    September 2, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    God doesn’t exist to serve us, Mr. Atheist.

  5. HOTPEPPER

    September 3, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Don’t have to be a Christian to be good! A good person is always able and ready to help people in needs at any time, any place, any where no matter of races and religion!!

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