Did Phelps believe that certain disaster victims were killed as a result of divine punishment?
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Phelps was a strong believer in the doctrine of divine retribution, which he taught was a key part of his religious beliefs. He believed that those who were killed in disasters were being punished by God for their sins, and that this was a warning to others to repent and turn to Christ.
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