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did you anyone hear about this?

this bible says in matthew chapter 24

7 For anation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be bfamines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.


Asked by hinson7169 at 5:26 PM on Apr. 6, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Very tragic, my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones in this earthquake. Hinson, in regards to your 'when was the last one this bad killing this many people' question, here are some stats of earthquake deaths in 2008 (the worst of course being the one in China which killed over 50 000 people):
    And to see the largest quakes since 1900:

    I recognize your views about the end times and am not going to argue with you- ultimately you will interpret events in accordance to your own beliefs as I will within mine. My personal feeling is that prophecies of war, famines, earthquakes, and pestilences in diverse places is vague enough to apply to any era. Rather than try to view it as a fulfillment of a prophecy that you hold dear, why not pray for the dead and their loved ones whose world DID end today?

    Answer by Freela at 5:44 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • There are earthquakes all the time, what makes this one different?

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:27 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Actually a lot of places don't have earth quakes. It's only common in SOME places.
    I have experienced ONE earthquake where I live. When the prophesy is fufilled earthquakes will be like never before.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:35 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • killing more than 150 people in the country's deadliest quake in nearly three decades. Tens of thousands were homeless and 1,500 were injured.


    Answer by Anonymous at 5:37 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • let us pray for them.... its going to get worse lets get ready to meet Jesus in the air thank you Jesus

    Answer by hinson7169 at 5:41 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • If they hadn't had an earthquake in three decades then I would say timing is normal. It is tragic, don't get me wrong. I thought the world was gonna end 9 years ago. Hmm, didn't happen then either!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:43 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • As you can see EXTREMELY deadly earthquakes have been happening for a very long time.
    These are the deadliest on record, they are in diverse places...

    Jan. 23, 1556 Shansi, China 830,000 ~8
    July 27, 1976 Tangshan, China 255,0001 7.5
    Aug. 9, 1138 Aleppo, Syria 230,000 n.a.
    Dec. 26, 2004 off west coast of northern Sumatra 225,000+ 9.0
    Dec. 22, 8562 Damghan, Iran 200,000 n.a.
    May 22, 1927 near Xining, Tsinghai, China 200,000 7.9
    Dec. 16, 1920 Gansu, China 200,000 7.8
    March 23, 8932 Ardabil, Iran 150,000 n.a.
    Sept. 1, 1923 Kwanto, Japan 143,000 7.9
    Oct. 5, 1948 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, USSR 110,000 7.3
    Dec. 28, 1908 Messina, Italy 70,000–
    100,0003 7.2
    Sept. 1290 Chihli, China 100,000 n.a.
    May 12, 2008 Eastern Sichuan, China 87,587 7.9
    Oct. 8, 2005 Pakistan 80,361 7.6
    Nov. 1667 Shemakha, Caucasia 80,000 n.a.
    Nov. 18, 1727 Tabriz, Iran 77,000 n.a.

    Answer by hannahwill at 5:44 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Whoops: typo in my first link: it should be , sorry bout that!

    Answer by Freela at 5:45 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Im with Freela on this one.
    Thx for posting those links too.

    Answer by BonesDragonDew at 5:47 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Dec. 25, 1932 Gansu, China 70,000 7.6
    Nov. 1, 1755 Lisbon, Portugal 70,000 8.7
    May 31, 1970 Peru 66,000 7.9
    May 30, 1935 Quetta, Pakistan 30,000–
    60,000 7.5
    Jan. 11, 1693 Sicily, Italy 60,000 n.a.
    12684 Silicia, Asia Minor 60,000 n.a.
    June 20, 1990 Iran 50,000 7.7
    Feb. 4, 1783 Calabria, Italy 50,000 n.a.

    IMO this is a very terrible tradgedy. I feel deeply for everyone effected by this. It is not any more diverse or out of the ordinary than earthquakes that happened many decades ago. It is not a sign of anything IMO except tradgedy and pain.

    Answer by hannahwill at 5:49 PM on Apr. 6, 2009