I was playing with my son CJ this morning when a friend called me. We’re talking about the quake that killed hundreds of thousands of people in Haiti and another earthquake destroyed properties and killed hundreds of people in Chile. He reminded me that the end of the world is really near.
Well, I believed that we are already in the time of the “ends of the earth” (but not still the end of the world) based on the prophecies recorded in the Bible. However, I still believed that my death is more nearer than the end of the world.
In other words, if I will based on my own time, the end of the world is still far. I can still experience my own death before the end of the world happens.
Earthquake in the Philippines
Are these earthquakes (in Haiti, Chile and in other parts of the world) related? He asked me that.
Well, I believe they are all related to each other.
I am not an authority to this but I know that tectonic plates are in constant motion. It’s the nature of the earth. So, while the other plates move, stresses build up in other plates in the other part of the globe. Then earthquake will be felt soon as the stress will be released.
In other words, we will be expecting more earthquakes to happen especially those areas that lie on the earth’s fault line like the Philippines.
Not Ordinary Earthquakes in Haiti
Some folks consider the earthquakes happened in Haiti as an extraordinary one.
However, an earthquake that measures 7 to 9 magnitude is not yet an extraordinary. This is just normal earthquake. From time to time, earthquakes like this will be experienced in different part of the world.
What really makes people think that Haitian earthquake was an extraordinary is the number of the people reported dead and the number of structures that flattened by the earthquake.
But look! A 7 magnitude Haitian earthquake was weaker compared to 8.8 magnitude Chilean earthquake. The main reason why there were hundreds of thousands of people in Haiti killed during the earthquake is because the officials governing the Haitian government are corrupt. They don’t have concern on the safety and the future of their citizens. What they’re after of is the money of the government.
If you’ll look at the structures in the Haiti, they’re obviously built with low quality materials. Some of the building even don’t have iron support.
Then compare the Haitians structures to the Chilean buildings and other structures. Chilean building are earthquake proof. We might have seen buildings in the Chile that collapse, but according to the report, those buildings were old already and were built prior to the strict enforcement of the building codes.
Message of God
But of course, from these natural disasters, there is one message that we should hear from God… that is… “the end of the world is near…”
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7Â For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,Â and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.Â (Matthew 24:6-8, NKJV)