The Bible says that God himself is behind all catastrophies and good things too . Some blame it on the devil , who is the epitome of evil , but these Bible verses preclude that posibility ; Isaiah 45:7 : I form the light , and create darkness : I make peace and create evil : I the LORD do all these things ; Amos 3:6 : Shall a trumpet be blown in the city , and the people not be afraid ? Shall there be evil in a city , and the LORD hath not done it ? Nothing in this world happens without God's foreknowledge and approval . Before the foundation of the world he knew the unbelieving world would crucify him . Repeatedly he planned the punishment of the disobedient Jewish nation , because of their blatant rebellion against him who with a high hand brought them out of Egypt . The God of love demanded that those Jews who sinned were to be stoned by the entire Jewish congregation so that he might make them understand how much he was opposed to sin . Please let me know when you can think of one good or noble aspect that results from disobeying any of the ten commandments God gave to Moses . And I am not inferring that anyone can be saved by keeping them , because only Christ could do that . God is in total control , though to unbelievers it may not seem so . If guns were eliminated around the world , men would use any alternative available to destroy the Abels as did Cain .