Craig Blomberg has an interesting post entitled “Is Haiti Being Judged?” I’ll give away his answer…no. But go read his explanation for yourself. Here’s an excerpt:
But we don’t need any further detail to understand Jesus’ point. He is directly disputing the view that humans can usually discern a degree of wickedness greater among those suffering such tragedies than among others. Instead, he uses it as a timely reminder of the fact that all of us our mortal and will all face final judgment one day. If we have never repented and become right with God, or if we have let our faith or faithfulness lapse and we need to return to him, such horrible events should be important trigger points to help us do precisely that.
i guess he’s a big enough scholar that we can ignore his typo! i’ll have to check this out, i usually like what he has to say
I thought it was an interesting prooftext.