Thursday, April 1, 2010

The World Today and Bible Prophecy - Episode 2 - What Does Our Earth and Beyond Have in Store?

Today with so much talk and focus on the ongoing wars or possible wars around the world and what scripture might say about them, it seems that there isn't much focus on what the Bible has to say with regard to our planet and changes it seems to be experiencing.  In this episode I will try to point out the similarities of what scripture says about these changes.  Some people may say that what we see today are nothing more than the natural cycles that the Earth may be going through and it may in fact be just that, but attention must be drawn to the matter none the less.  Again I stress that this is only my interpretation of what I read/see and how I feel things may be falling into place.  Let's begin:

Climate Change

Revelation 16: 8-9: And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.  And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

I can not say that I am sold on the fact that Global Warming is man made.  The jury is still out for me considering Climategate and the so many differing opinions out there.  Scientific data can be manipulated in either direction and truth is really difficult to find.  Not to mention all the control the government is trying to enforce through regulation to make us more "green".  When you introduce money and profit into any equation for people like Al Gore, it only increases the risk of dishonesty by the power hungry. With all the ice in Antartica and the ice shelves shrinking and disappearing as has been proven, it may be worth another look.  I ask this, wouldn't this make sense?  Is Global Warming what the verse above is referring too?  I understand that Global Warming itself is not what is being described but is it more of a precursor?  Nothing is currently being scorched but if things continue to heat up as is being reported, doesn't it make sense that scorching is a possibility?  God's time line for events is not comparable to ours.  The term Global Warming could be the build up to what is described in the verse above.  Some say things have to take place before we reach that point and I don't necessarily disagree, but I do believe that we are starting to see the beginning of what is described in Revelation 16: 8-9.  If this is a natural cycle and not man made, that is even more alarming because then it is out of our control....but is anything really in the control of the human race?

Famines, Pestilence and Earthquakes

Matthew 24:7: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Mark 13:8: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

Luke 21:11: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Let's first look at earthquakes. I have done a bit of research on the question "Is earthquake frequency on the rise?" and have determined it is a lot like the Global Warming debate. You can find scientific information to support both yes and no.  Some of the difference can be contributed to the fact that technology has increased allowing us to better understand and monitor movement in the Earths crust in addition to our ability to monitor more locations at once.  There are several hundred thousand earthquakes each year but most go unnoticed because they are either too small or in areas that are not monitored seismically.  Six of the largest earthquakes ever recorded have happened in the last 50 years with 4 of those happening since the year 2000.  That does not include the 2010 quake in Haiti which measured a 7.0.  To summarize, 60% of the worlds largest earthquakes have happened in the last 50 years and 40% of those have happened in the last 10.  That just may be a cause for alarm.  As the Bible states, we will see earthquakes in divers places.  The definition of "divers" is "many and different".  Chile, Alaska, Sumatra, Haiti, Kamchatka, Ecuador and Tibet.  Those are some of the places that have seen the largest earthquakes ever.  Earthquakes that are 8.5 or higher.  Though actual earthquakes may not be increasing in frequency (how can we really know unless we have every square inch of the planet wired), I believe they are in fact increasing in intensity.  I believe by far that the worst is yet to come and it will take several more temblors of high intensity and many deaths to begin to reshape the minds of those who don't necessarily believe or refuse to.

Those people out there who refuse to believe need only pay attention to what goes on around them and do their own research to determine that things are different and seem to be getting worse.  In my next installment I will address pestilence and the growing concern for pandemic and bio warfare and how it may tie in to Revelation.

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About Taiyon's Image said...

Our Earth is alive. We have the road map (the bible) to show us and guide us on how we are to love and how we are to take care and be responsible for this living planet.

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