Author: Paul Lehr
Psalm 97:5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
Isaiah 24:1 Behold, the LORD lays the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface and scatters its inhabitants.
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.
Nahum 1:5 Mountains quake because of Him and the hills dissolve; indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence, the world and all the inhabitants in it.
Reports out of Italy have been emerging since Christmas 2016. A super volcano near Naples, Italy may be coming back to life. The area is prone to volcanic activity with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and the destruction of Pompeii and other local villages.
The Campi Flegrei area west of Naples may be reaching a critical pressure point. Campi Flegrei translates to “burning fields” in Italian. The caldera is estimated to be seven miles across. The eruption threat level was raised in 2012 from green to yellow. Now in 2017, temperature and magma levels are rising.
Giovanni Chiodini, a researcher at Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Bologna stated, “Hydrothermal rocks, if heated, can ultimately lose their mechanical resistance, causing an acceleration towards critical conditions.”
Is this a proclamation that an eruption would signal the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy? NO!
This is one super volcano in one country. If this volcano were to erupt, 500,000 people in the Naples area would be in severe danger. This is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. It would be a terrible disaster.
One has to admit, seismic frequency and intensity are on the increase over the past decades. The trend and trajectory are up.
The scope and scale of Biblical prophecy is global and not isolated to a country or region of that country. Scripture has multiple examples of seismic activity in the end times scenario. It is not hard to find verses and references. Peter makes it very clear. This will happen suddenly like a thief.
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.