End Times - In the Words of Jesus Himself
The End Times: You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. (Matthew 24:6-8; Mark 13:7-8).
Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven." (Luke 21:10-11).
End Times - A Record of Recent Earthquakes in the 90's
Signs of the "End Times" are all around us. Just check out a chronology of major earthquakes over the last ten years:
December 12, 1992 - Indonesia - A quake measuring 6.8 killed at least 2,200 people throughout an eastern section of islands.
September 30, 1993 - India - A string of quakes killed almost 10,000 people in western and southern India. The largest quake measured 6.4.
June 6, 1994 - Columbia - A quake and resultant mudslides killed about 1,000 people in the Paez River valley in southwestern Colombia.
January 17, 1995 - Japan - A quake measuring 7.2 killed 6,430 people in Kobe.
May 28, 1995 - Russia - An earthquake measuring 7.5, Russia's largest on record, killed 1,989 people in the eastern portion of the country.
February 28, 1997 - Iran - A quake measuring 5.5 killed about 1,000 people in northern Iran.
May 10, 1997 - Iran - A quake measuring 7.1 killed 1,560 people in eastern Iran near the Afghan border.
February 4, 1998 - Afghanistan - A quake measuring 6.1 killed at least 4,500 people in the Takhar province.
May 30, 1998 - Afghanistan - A quake measuring 6.9 killed about 4,000 people in the Takhar province.
July 17, 1998 - Papua New Guinea - An under-sea quake measuring 7.1 created three tidal waves, which killed approximately 2,100 people.
January 25, 1999 - Columbia - A quake measuring 6.3 killed about 1,170 people in the central region.
August 17, 1999 - Turkey - At least 17,800 people were killed by a 7.4 quake.
September 21, 1999 - Taiwan - A quake measuring 7.6 killed at least 2,000 people in central Taiwan.
End Times - 21st century Earthquakes
January 26, 2001 - India - An monster earthquake measuring 7.7 struck the western state of Gujarat and neighboring Pakistan, killing at least 19,700 people.
March 26, 2002 - Afghanistan - At least 1,800 people were killed when a series of earthquakes struck northern Afghanistan and destroyed the district capital of Nahrin.
June 22, 2002 - Iran - A quake measuring a 6 killed at least 500 people in northwestern Iran.
February 24, 2003 - China - A magnitude 6.3+ earthquake killed at least 266 people in western China.
May 1, 2003 - Turkey - A 6.4 quake killed 167 people in southwestern Turkey.
December 26, 2003 - Iran - A massive earthquake killed more than 30,000 people in Bam, Iran.
December 26, 2004 – Off the coast of Northern Sumatra – A 9.0 underwater earthquake devastated the Indian Ocean region with tsunamis that killed over 283,000 people.
October 8, 2005 – Kashmir – A 7.6-7.8 earthquake killed about 86,000 and injured 40,000 more.
May 26, 2006 – Java, Indonesia – A 6.3 earthquake killed 6,234 people and seriously injured another 20,000. More than 340,000 were left homeless.
August 15, 2007 – Peru - An 8 magnitude earthquake killed 513 people and injured 1,090 more.
May 12, 2008 – Wenchuan District, Southwest China – A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 90,000 people.
September 30, 2009 -- Sumatra Island, Indonesia -- A total of 3,000 people died and 450,000 were left homeless after a 7.6 magnitude quake and severe aftershocks.
November 7, 2009 -- Port Vila Coasts, Vanuatu – A 7.9 magnitude earthquake killed 452 people and injured 786 more.
January 12, 2010 -- Haiti – A 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed approximately 300,000 people and left more than one million homeless.
March 11, 2011 – Japan – A 9 magnitude underwater earthquake and tsunami off the northeastern coast, which left more than 10,000 dead, 17,000 missing, and hundreds of thousands homeless.
End Times - We Knew It Was Coming
The End Times: But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God -- having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. (2 Timothy 3:1-5 NIV). But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. (2 Peter 3:10 NIV).