EARTHQUAKES - Very Interesting statistics

Matthew 24: 6-8
6. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

With earthquakes in mind, it is fascinating to take note of some astounding statistics furnished by Cecil Boswell of Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Boswell has spent a lot of time reviewing and calculating statistics from the U.S. Geological Survey. By analyzing the records of ancient earthquakes as well as every earthquake in modern times that registered a 7.0 or higher on the Richter scale, the picture that emerges is portentous indeed. From 1 A.D. to 1800, there were 11 major earthquakes recorded in history. This results in an average of one major earthquake approximately every 100 years. From 1900 to 2000 there were 10 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 10 years.
This brings us to recent times. One of the most notable major earthquakes was in Bam, Iran, on Dec. 26, 2003. Exactly one year later, Dec. 26, 2004, Sumatra, Indonesia, experienced another massive earthquake and a subsequent devastating tsunami. Between these two earthquakes, more than 330,000 lives were lost. From 2003 to 2007, there were 29 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 49 days. In 2008, there were 12 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 37 days. In 2009, there were 16 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 22 days. In 2010, there were 24 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 15 days.

Sadly, there will be those who claim that this information means absolutely nothing and that people should pay no attention. But for those who understand scripture; those who take the Bible's words at face value, who are watching the specific signs that speak of the end of the age, the evidence is all there. The contractions are increasing in both intensity and frequency. I believe there is a birth on the horizon. Scripture tells us that as civilization nears the end of this current age, one of the signs would be earthquakes. In the Book of Matthew, chapter 24, earthquakes are likened to birth contractions, which we all know are universally characterized by a progressive increase in both frequency and intensity until their job is accomplished.

Jesus is coming are we ready?

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