I just read where a strong, pre-dawn earthquake knocked down stone and mud-brick houses, barns and minarets in eastern Turkey March 8, 2010, killing 51 people in five villages, the government said. The earthquake occurred while many residents as they slept, crumpling buildings into piles of rubble. Panicked survivors fled into narrow village streets, some climbing out of windows, as nearly 80 aftershocks measuring up to 5.5 and 5.3 magnitude rattled the region. Wasn't there a recent catastrophic 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile? That one displaces some 1.5M people. And didn't Haiti have an earthquake earlier this year that registered 7.0 and killed 230,000 people, an estimated 300,000 injured, and left an estimated 1,000,000 homeless. In the last 30-days there have been over 480 earthquakes around the world. Is this just "what happens" with the Earth, or, are we seeing something of Biblical proportions??
From the new testament in the book of Matthew, 24:4-8 Jesus said unto His diciples of the many signs of His coming (second) and the "end of the world" to "Take heed that no man deceive you. 5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.8All these are the beginning of sorrows."
So is what we are seeing the beginning of sorrows?