Earthquakes, solar storms and volcanoes, oh, my!

Spaceweather.com is closer to the truth than they know:

“THE ACTION IN ICELAND: Sometimes both heaven and Earth erupt. Such was the case on April 4th when an outburst of auroras met an outburst of lava in southern Iceland:”

“Kristinn R. Kristinsson took the picture from a glacier overlooking Iceland’s active Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The volcano erupted on March 20th for the first time in 190 years–and it has been spewing lava and attracting sightseers ever since. Even Top Gear is filming an episode there. On April 4th a solar wind gust hit Earth and ignited auroras almost directly above the lava flow. Kristinsson was in the right place at the right time to see the display. April 4th marked the beginning of a major solar wind storm, which is only now subsiding. The four-day event brought auroras to the lava fields of Iceland, created a kaleidoscopic display of moving color over Antarctica, and lured onlookers in Siberia outdoors…” www.spaceweather.com

Discovery.com reports on the solar storm buffeting earth this last week giving off those beautiful auroras such as the one in the above photo: “A blast of solar wind is pummeling Earth’s magnetosphere, sparking the strongest geomagnetic storm so far this year. Though it registered a “7” on the 0-to-9 K-index scale of magnetic disturbances, the storm is expected to pass quickly.” A seven out of nine. Hmmm, that’s a strong storm. It is the strongest space storm we have had in three years. “The solar storm prompted NOAA to issue a Space Weather Advisory on Monday and gave astronauts aboard the International Space Station something to write home about.” It hit earlier and harder than expected, too.

Well suffice to say that neither the sudden volcanic eruption in Iceland nor the hard-hitting solar storm were an unexpected event on God’s calendar. “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. (Luke 21:25-26) (Below, Iceland Eyjafjallajokull volcano, NASA pic) People are asking (OK, betting) on when the next volcano will erupt, and which one it will be. “What Will Be The Next Volcano to Erupt?”  The fact that the Iceland volcano erupted so suddenly after 2000 years has drawn eyes to Italy, where Mount Etna and Vesuvius are rumbling ominously, and to volcanoes in general. It is startling when an Icelandic Volcano which has been dormant for 200 years has erupted causing a large fissure in a field of ice to form. The eruption near Eyjafjallajoekull glacier, 75 metres east of Reykjavik, began to erupt just over the weekend sending lava one hundred metres into the air and it is still erupting. The eruption meant caused Icelandic airspace to close with flights being diverted as well closing roads….”

The earth is shaking. People are noticing. Earthquakes are shaking people up as well. I wish they were waking people up here in America, but alas, though they ask “Are All These Earthquakes Normal?” they ask the wrong people. Therefore answer is unfortunate and distinctly unhelpful: “Folks who work at the United States Geological Survey Earthquake Center in Golden, Colo., don’t just track temblors, they also answer the public’s questions via phone and email. The number one question they’ve been getting lately: “Is this the end of the world?” according to Heidi Koontz, the center’s Public Affairs Specialist. News of four major quakes in as many months, in Haiti, Chile, Mexico and Indonesia, has prompted a tinge of panic in some who would otherwise consider these events pure coincidence. “I received a call from a psychiatrist who is getting an influx of patients who are really concerned about the end of days,” says Koontz, “and he wanted us to pinpoint science and provide him with links to science that would help allay the fears of some of his patients. He needed some hard facts and he said that that actually helped.”

It is perceptive to ask if it is the end of the world. We were given signs to watch for and told it would happen. However, it is pointless to ask someone who does not have a biblical perspective, for the answer will be given on a basis absent of truth. No, these earthquakes are not normal.

The question was addressed by CNN too. Quake frequency normal, scientists say. “Yes, it seems as if there have been a lot of strong earthquakes this year. And no, it’s not a signal that the planet is coming apart at the seams, seismologists say.” Why, yes, it is that the planet is coming apart at the seams, Christian watchmen say. “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.” (Mark 13:8)

Forget asking the psychologist, the psychologist, and the geologist. Ask your questions but seek the answers in the Bible, and pray to Jesus to forgive your sins. It is the ONLY conversation that matters at this point. Repent!