The catastrophic destruction of Japan causes people question the goodness of God. But, because of human depravity the questions that come forth are the wrong ones. Why doesn’t God save everybody- both from physical destruction and spiritual damnation? Why doesn’t God save everybody? Wrong question: the right question is this: Why does God save ANYBODY? People ask, “How could a good God let tragedies like this occur? How could a good God let many people die and go to hell?” The goodness of God should not be under fire for destroying sinners. His destruction of idolaters, and self-worshipers, and blasphemers, and those who will not honor his laws- that does not speak against his goodness. That PROVES his goodness! If anything should cause you to question the goodness of God it ought to be the fact that he saves so many- how could a GOOD God save so many sinful people (how could he save even ONE sinful person and be truly GOOD)??? When we look at the destruction in Japan, the question ought not be, “How could a good God destroy anyone?” it ought to be, “How can God be good and just and holy and NOT destroy EVERYONE?” How backwards is our depraved thinking!!!!! May we repent of our man-centeredness and low view of God that we have had and that we as Christians have taught our culture to adopt and thereby blaspheme the God of Heaven.