Author: Paul Lehr
Luke 21:11 …and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. –Jesus
There are parallel passages regarding earthquakes by Jesus in Matthew 24:7 and Mark 13:8. The context is the Olivet Discourse. Jesus is answering questions from the disciples regarding the signs of His coming and the End of the Age (Matthew 24:3).
October 31, 2016: Hundreds of earthquakes have hit central Italy over the past couple of months. Over 15,000 people are in shelters. The recent 6.6 tremblor is the strongest to hit Italy in 36 years.
A concern is a dormant volcano near Lake Albano is showing signs of life. Scientists indicate magma is building. The ground is rising 2-3 mm per year.
“When the eruption happens, it has an explosive effect, like opening a champagne bottle after shaking it,” Fabrizio Marra of the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology in Italy.
“It’s out of the question that they (the recent earthquakes) could have significant effects, at least for now, maybe in a thousand years they will.”
According to the experts, there is no need to worry…
Luke 21:25 And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves… -Jesus
Halloween 2016: To add insult to injury, a tropical storm formed in the Mediterranean Sea. The activity formed on October 28, 2016 and intensified.
A “Medicane” is an extremely rare weather event for the area.
Micah 1:4 And the mountains will melt under him, and the valleys will split open, like wax before the fire, like waters poured down a steep place.
One gets the sense, this is not ending soon.
Take a side, Jesus or scientific experts.
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