As most all of us know. Japan just had a 8.9 Earthquake and large tsunami devastate their country. Not to mention the nuclear power disaster. My heart and prayers, and I am sure yours too, go out to all of those families in Japan undergoing this terrible turmoil right now. This sad event is all over the news 24hrs a day ever sense it happened.
How many of you have had JW family or friends say, “this Earth quake means armageddon is getting very close”? I had two relatives call me the morning of the disaster to point it out to me on the news. They didn’t say anything about armageddon because they know how I think, but still, they made their point. I at one time believed in the statements the Watchtower made regarding earthquakes in our time. But did they represent the facts truly or did they distort them? Do we have more earthquakes today than for the last 6000 or so years? What does the history show?
Regarding earthquakes the Bible says:
• Matthew 24:3-8 “While he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately, saying: “Tell us, When will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?” And in answer Jesus said to them … “For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress.”
• Luke 21:11 uses the phrase “and there will be great earthquakes …”
So what are the facts regarding earthquakes? This subject has been reviewed on jwfacts.com and I believe they did a great job on presenting the facts unlike the Watchtower that constantly distorts them.
Here is a comment taken from jwfacts.com, “Watchtower information provided on earthquakes brings into question the honesty and integrity of its publications. It also draws into question that the Last Days began in 1914. In order to make Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that earthquakes prove 1914 was the start of the time of the end, the Watchtower Society has had to resort to presenting inaccurate figures, quoting back their own wrong figures and misquoting seismologists. This type of intellectual dishonesty is not unique to the Watchtower, but common with writers from apocalyptical movements. It is also very effective. After every large earthquake I receive emails from Jehovah’s Witnesses claiming I have been proven wrong and the end is about to occur.”
This is a huge subject with much information on it. To much for me to list in this post. If you would like to review this subject more I suggest you go to:
So what do you think? Do you think earthquakes are on the rise representing Christ presence or do you think these quakes are normal earth activity?
I look forward to your comments on this subject,