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
Jesus is coming – are we ready?
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