By Walid Shoebat
Calbuco which just erupted in Chile is what is known as a stratovolcano which is made up of several layers of lava, pumice and volcanic ash. The best-known of all earth’s stratovolcanos are Krakatoa (1883) and Vesuvius which caused the destruction of the sinful city of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD. The one in Chile was so massive that watching it brings up biblical verses that relate to the wrath of God Almighty:
Is this massive volcano part of the “earthquakes in diverse places” spoken in Matthew 24:7? Christ predicted earthquakes would take place in various places—scattered throughout the world—and would increase in frequency as the time of His Return drew near (also see Mark 13:8 and Luke 21:11).
The answers varies depending if one examines level-headed experts or believes whatever alarmists like to sell. So we will stick with the first. One level-headed expert who is Christian answers this question: “Many Christians are asking, are earthquakes increasing as Christ said they would just before he returned in Matthew 24:7? The answer is both no and yes. The number of large earthquakes has averaged around 20 for the past 100 years. But averages hide variation. Then number of annual earthquakes about 7.0 had declined in the 1970s and 80s and is now dramatically increasing. However, the number was much higher in the early 1900s and the 1940s. More important, perhaps, that the number of large quakes is the number of deaths and damage caused by earthquakes. This has increased alarmingly in recent years and causes us to focus on earthquakes. Does this fulfill the prophecy of Christ? Time will tell.”
A new study from secularists finds there were more than twice as many big earthquakes in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with the average since 1979.
“We have recently experienced a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded,” said lead study author Tom Parsons, a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California.
The average rate of big earthquakes — those larger than magnitude 7 — has been 10 per year since 1979, the study reports. That rate rose to 12.5 per year starting in 1992, and then jumped to 16.7 per year starting in 2010 — a 65 percent increase compared to the rate since 1979. This increase accelerated in the first three months of 2014 to more than double the average since 1979, the researchers report.
Jesus is right. Always.