Why did God cause famine in Somalia?

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  • 8 years ago
    Best Answer

    Somalia has been at war i.e civil war for 20 years. It is a lawless country with gang wars, and anarchy.

    When there is fighting and destruction, you do not have time to cultivate food or develop. That is the major causes of the famine in Somalia.

    God has nothing to do with it. It's people/ basically militants in South Bakool and lower shabelle of Somalia who are to be blamed for famine

  • 8 years ago


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  • 8 years ago

    God does not cause famine or any of the terrible conditions on earth. Suffering of all kinds started with the rebellion of Adam and Eve. When God created Adam and Eve, He made them perfect in body and mind. He put them in a paradise garden and gave them satisfying work to do. The Bible states: “God saw everything he had made and, look! it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31) If they had obeyed God, they would have produced perfect children, and the earth would have become a global paradise, where people would live forever in peace and happiness.

    God implanted in Adam and Eve the wonderful gift of free will as part of the human makeup. However, their continued happiness depended upon their using free will in the right way—to obey God’s laws. Misuse of free will would result in catastrophe, since humans were not created to be successful independent of God. The Bible says: “To earthling man his way does not belong. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.”—Jeremiah 10:23.

    Sadly, our first parents felt that they could be independent of God and still be successful. The result has been thousands of years of human suffering. The human condition is just as the Bible foretold for our times. God’s Word identifies our era as “the last days” of this system of things when “critical times hard to deal with will be here.” And just as the Bible said, ‘wicked men and impostors have advanced from bad to worse.’—2 Timothy 3:1-5, 13.

    All the evidence shows that we are nearing the end of man’s tragic experiment in independence from God. It has been clearly demonstrated that rulership by humans apart from God can never succeed. Only God’s rulership can bring peace, happiness, perfect health, and everlasting life. So Jehovah’s toleration of wickedness and suffering is nearing its end. Soon God will intervene in human affairs by destroying this entire unsatisfactory system of things.

    Bible prophecy says: “In the days of those kings [human rulerships now existing] the God of heaven will set up a kingdom [in heaven] that will never be brought to ruin. . . . It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms [present rulerships], and it itself will stand to times indefinite.” (Daniel 2:44) God's right to rule, by his heavenly Kingdom, is the central teaching of the Bible. Foretelling a key part of the sign of “the last days,” Jesus said: “This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.”—Matthew 24:14.

    Then, as the Bible says, "The upright are the ones that will reside in the earth, and the blameless are the ones that will be left over in it. As regards the wicked, they will be cut off from the very earth.” (Proverbs 2:21, 22) The upright are those who learn Jehovah’s will and do it. Jesus Christ said: “This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.” (John 17:3) Yes, “the world is passing away . . . , but he that does the will of God remains forever.”—1 John 2:17.

    The Bible, proclaims: “The wicked one will be no more . . . But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, and they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” For how long? “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.”—Psalm 37:10, 11, 29.

    After God removes wickedness and suffering, the earth will be transformed into a paradise. Then people will be able to live forever in perfect health and happiness. God’s Word foretells: “[God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.”—Revelation 21:4.

    Even dead ones will be brought back to life. “There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15)


  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Since we are creatures who have the free will, it is our responsibility to take care of the planet. He does not cause famines, the devil does.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    But he also gave them pirates. Pirates are pretty cool. Like Johnny Depp. God gave Johnny Depp to Somalia! PRAISE JESUS.

  • 8 years ago

    He didn't, greedy puppet leaders propped up by Western governments have caused it.

  • e
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Ask god.

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