I reported earlier on the volcanoes in Indonesia (and Russia) and that the fast heightening of the activity levels has scientists scratching their heads:
–A busy week for volcanoes: and Krakatau is waking up
–(UPDATED)21 MORE volcanoes in Indonesia rumble, Major plate restructuring ahead?
|Mount Merapi, on the island of Java, is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Photograph: Achmad Ibrahim/AP|
But today they simply threw up their hands in amazement at the activity that has surpassed their human knowledge base: “But even those who have dedicated a lifetime to studying it have been baffled by its erratic behavior since its first Oct. 26 eruption, which has been followed by more than a dozen other powerful blasts and thousands of volcanic tremors. They’d earlier hoped that would result in a long, slow release of energy. “But we have no idea what to expect now,” said Surono, a state expert on volcanos, adding that he has never seen the needle on Merapi’s seismograph working with such intensity. … Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency called Thursday’s eruption the worst since 1872, the Jakarta Globe reported. “It looks like we may be entering an even worse stage,” said Surono, a state volcanologist, who’d earlier said a week of continual eruptions appeared to be easing pressure behind the magma dome lodged in the Mount Merapi’s crater. “We have no idea what’s happening now.” (source: Forbes)
Not real comforting, is it? At least, to the unsaved. The non-believer sees the world cracking up, exploding, and changing before their very eyes and usually rely on the scientists to tell them how long this will go on and why this is happening. It must be disconcerting to have them throw their hands in the air and say they have no clue..
But this will continue…and continue…and continue. The volcanoes will not cease rumbling and erupting. The earthquakes will not stop heaving. The seas will not let up roiling.
And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand…” (Rev 11:13a)
“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.” (Luke 21:25)
“I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,” (Rev 6:12)
“The earth is broken up, the earth is split asunder, the earth is thoroughly shaken. The earth reels like a drunkard, it sways like a hut(Isaiah 24:19-20a)
You can escape all these things by asking the LORD to forgive your sins. Even if you think you have not committed any sins, you have. A sin can be a wrong thought: lustful thought, greedy thought, gossipy thought. Slander and Gossip are sins, as are coveting and lying. If you can honestly say that you have not committed any of those, you are lying to yourself, The Holy Spirit recorded these words through John: “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8)
So ask Him to forgive your sins and turn from your sinful ways. We are passing the tipping point where science cannot explain the things happening in the world. Science cannot explain them because God is the architect of the foundation of the world, and He is shaking that foundation HIMSELF.