Q. We all know about birds and fish and other animals dropping dead all over the globe, which is presumably Hosea 4:1-3 coming to pass. Well, some hundreds of fish were recently found dead in a park about twenty minutes from where I live. The authorities haven’t found any rational cause for this. So I was wondering, is it God Himself who is killing off segments of His creation, or does He have angels who do that for Him?
A. I think Hosea 4:1-3 was written to and about Israel in Old Testament times. The deaths of so many bees, fish, and fowl have not been explained to anyone’s satisfaction, and as far as I can see, the Bible doesn’t include things like this as signs that the end times are upon us.
Therefore, I don’t think it’s God or his angels. I think we’ll find that these are the consequences of man’s ongoing disregard for his environment. Perhaps someone somewhere in the dark recesses of government already has the answer but just isn’t bothering to inform us. It wouldn’t be the first time.