It seems that earthquakes are becoming almost a weekly occurrence.
The Daily Mail reports that an earthquake hit the island of Bali on Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 killing at least three people. Two of the deaths were the result of landslides caused by the earthquake, and one from the collapse of a house.
The earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.8, hit just before dawn, injuring seven people and destroying dozens of homes.
Bali is an island province of the nation of Indonesia, that was hit by an earthquake, magnitude 6.2, in January this year, killing 105 people.
When the disciples asked Jesus what the signs would be of His return, the Lord spoke of earthquake in ‘diverse’ places (Matthew 24:7):
But the Jesus added that there would be several other birth pangs indicating that Jesus’ return was imminent:
- Increased storms and tsunamis in the oceans (Luke 21:25),
- Increased tribal conflicts and civil wars as ‘nations’ speak of cultural groups. (Matthew 24:7),
- Increase wars between countries, as ‘kingdoms’ refers to political entities. (Matthew 24:7),
- Increase in famines (Matthew 24:7),
- An increase in the number of earthquake (Matthew 24:7) and size of earthquakes (Luke 21:11),
- Increase in diseases (Matthew 24:7) and plagues (Luke 21:11),
- Increased persecution of Christians (Matthew 24:9),
- Breakdown of the family (Luke 21:16),
- Increase hatred of the name of Jesus (Luke 21:17),
- The rise of false prophets (Matthew 24:11),
- Increase in lawlessness (Matthew 24:12),
- Growing conflict against Israel (Luke 21:20),
- People’s love will grow cold (Matthew 24:12),
- Increase in fear (Luke 21:26),
- The appearance of false messiahs, those claiming to be Christ (Matthew 24: 5),
- Sun and moon darkening (possibly from volcanic activity) (Matthew 24:29),
- Increase in asteroid/meteor activity (Matthew 24:29), and
- An increase in unusual activity in the sky (maybe referring to increased asteroid activity) (Luke 21:11) and shaking of the heavens (Luke 21:26).