Earthquakes and the End Times: A Geological and Biblical Perspective

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by Steven A. Austin, Ph.D. and Mark L. Strauss

Unpublished manuscript of January 14, 1999. These authors published a simplified, less technical version of this paper in 1999 under the title “Are Earthquakes Signs of the End Times?: A Geological and Biblical Response to an Urban Legend,” Christian Research Journal, volume 21, no. 4, pp. 30–39.

Abstract

According to a number of Christian writers and teachers on Bible prophecy, Jesus predicted in the Olivet Discourse that a pronounced increase in the frequency and intensity of earthquakes would occur just prior to His return to the earth. Many of the same writers and teachers claim that the decade of the 1990s has experienced a pronounced increase in both the frequency and intensity of earthquakes as compared to the earlier decades of the twentieth century. This coincidence of Jesus’ prophetic statement and recent seismic events is viewed by these writers and teachers as clear demonstration of the nearness of the return of Christ.

Keywords

Earthquakes, Bible Prophecy, End Times, Earthquake Data, Global Catalogs, Geological Evidence, Global Earthquake Frequency, Regional Earthquake Catalogs, Biblical Literature, Jesus’ Olivet Discourse, Eschatological Birth Pains

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