Earthquakes are much in the news.
The Java earthquake of May, A.D. 2006 killed nearly 6,000, injured 36,000 and left 1.5 million homeless.
In March of this year, an earthquake off the coast of Japan caused three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant to suffer meltdowns and spew radioactive particles into the atmosphere that may ultimately affect the entire northern hemisphere.
This week, an earthquake struck The State of Virginia and, while it didn’t do much real harm, nevertheless astonished most Americans since most people don’t associate earthquakes with the east coast of the United States.
I don’t know if the world is experiencing a higher than average incidence of earthquakes, or if global, electronic communications simply cause us to hear about distant earthquakes that, in other times, would be unreported.
But for some, the seeming increase in the incidence of earthquakes is reminiscent of the various verses in the Bible that associate the onset of “End Times” with “earthquakes”. For example:
Mat 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Mar 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
Luk 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
The Fukushima disaster, in particular, seems to be of “biblical” proportions. Nevertheless, for those who are wondering if the recent earthquakes are “normal” or a “sign” of End Times, I have no answer. I don’t know.
But I do know this: until today, I’d presumed that if the Bible’s description of End Times was true, that there would be “earthquakes in divers places”–and those earthquakes would be caused by God.
I’m not alone in that presumption. For the past 20 centuries, virtually everyone who read the biblical prophecies about “earthquakes” in End Times has presumed that those earthquakes would be caused by God.
After all, who could cause earthquakes besides God, Himself?
But now, I’m beginning to doubt that that presumption is true.
Most people are aware of the “conspiracy theory” that the HAARP project (located in Alaska) can cause weather modification and earthquakes around the globe. Below, you can find a link to a video that declares that there are at least six “HAARP-like” facilities in the world, and there could twenty.
Assuming it’s true that HAARP technology can cause earthquakes, and assuming that multiple nations now have the means to exercise that technology, then it’s possible that the “earthquakes in divers places” associated with End Times might not be cause by God, but rather by man. Earthquakes may become a new strategy of war and those machines capable of causing earthquakes will be called “tectonic weapons”.
If so, it would add a very peculiar wrinkle to the End Times prophecies: Perhaps mankind–not God–will initiate at least some of the End Time events. Perhaps God will simply react to mankind’s collective insanity. Perhaps God’s fundamental purpose for End Times is not to punish all men, but rather to save those innocents who might otherwise be destroyed by their fellow man’s involvement in “tectonic wars”.
In any case, here’s a video describing mankind’s new-found ability to cause “earthquakes in divers places”