Earthquakes and the End Times: A Geological and Biblical Perspective | The Institute for Creation Research
 
Earthquakes and the End Times: A Geological and Biblical Perspective

Download PDFDownload Earthquakes and the End Times: A Geological and Biblical Perspective PDF

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Unpublished manuscript of January 14, 1999.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

For Full Text

Please see the Download PDF link above for the entire article.

The Latest
NEWS
Indian Kangaroo Pictographs Challenge Evolution
by Brian Thomas, Ph.D., and Timothy Clarey, Ph.D. Evolutionary narratives insist that kangaroos, and the marsupials they represent, evolved millions...

NEWS
Hacked Genome Damages Cell, Declares Creator's Genius
Researchers have just reported a newly recoded bacterial genome in which genetic optimization was markedly reduced.1 Optimization is a principle...

NEWS
Monkey Fossil Reveals Diversity and Flood Boundary
Old World monkey and ape fossils both appear suddenly in the fossil record. (Note: “Old World” refers to countries known to Europeans before...

NEWS
Moon Is Unexpectedly Still Cooling and Shrinking
Scientists have concluded that our moon is probably still in the process of slightly shrinking as it cools.1,2 Photographs from the...

NEWS
Inside June 2019 Acts & Facts
How can we resolve the conflicting message of a good creation with the evil that surrounds us? How does geological research uncover Earth’s youth?...