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Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers—such as the one above—with responses from Journal readers. It will generally not cover questions about how to interpret statements in Mrs. Eddy's writings. There's more information at the end of the column about how to submit questions.

Q If God is all-powerful and causes only good, how can He allow powerful storms to cause devastation and even death?

From the January 2005 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A 1 Your premise that God is all-powerful and causes only good is also my understanding. The Biblical prophet Elijah also realized God was not in wind, earthquakes, or fire (I Kings, chap.