End time dating
The scoffers love to bash this one, but from the evidence available, we can see that earthquakes are increasing in frequency, and also appearing in more "diverse places".
Take a look at the following information and judge for yourself.
"Current graphs clearly show an alarming worldwide trend of increasing earthquake strength and frequency.
These results are in agreement with the USGS statistics page, which shows an increase in the frequency of stronger earthquakes (M 5.0)." (source) A series of massive quakes within 2 days in 2012 prompted an earthquake expert to suggest that the earth is "cracking up" (link) Costa Rica sees increase in seismic activity during past 62 years (Link) Over 3,000 noticeable quakes hit Japan in 2012 (Link) Over 5,000 earthquakes hit Mexico in 2012 (Link) Koreas experienced twice as many quakes in 2012 than in the past (Link) See the following amazing videos showing a graphical look at earthquakes around the globe, 2011 - 2013.
The birth of Jesus is known approximately relative to his cousin John's birth.
John the Baptist) is known accurately from the transitions among the chief priests in the Jeruaslam Temple as mentioned in the Bible.
This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. So this prophecy alone tells us that this generation is living in the "end times". So we are now in the very toes of the image, awaiting the "destroying rock", which is Christ's eternal Kingdom at the second coming. With this one, we tend to focus on the "false Christs" and forget that the sign also includes false prophets and preachers.
Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet.' In Daniel 2, verses 31-45, we have a prophecy of all the different kingdoms that were to rule the world from the time of Babylon, right up until the end of the world and the second coming of Christ (destroying rock). For more on this amazing prophecy of Nebuchadnezzar's image, see this link. Sure, we have certainly had many characters claiming to either be Christ, or a special "chosen one", people like Jim Jones and David Koresh.
God will judge everyone for what we have done, or what we DIDN'T do.
Matthew 24:7 .....'and earthquakes in divers places.' .....
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Many people are wondering what is happening with all these disasters, wars, worldwide economic woes, animal deaths and a general degredation in society. They are the signs that the end of the world as we know it is close. We know that we cannot fix a date on the second coming of Jesus, but as the above Bible verse confirms, we CAN know when it is near, EVEN AT THE DOOR!! , or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.' ...