Shoebat the Elder — Walid, that is, the fake “ex-terrorist,” not his even more vile son Theodore — points to recent reports about an inevitable earthquake that will hit the Pacific Northwest as proof that Jesus’ end-times prediction in the Olivet Discourse is about to come true. The end is nigh!
Jesus predicted in the Olivet Discourse that a pronounced increase in the frequency and intensity of earthquakes would occur just prior to His return to the earth. Now if you live in the Pacific Northwest, you might want to consider moving after seeing the new scientific report which predicts that a mega-earthquake will kill thousands and destroy a sizable portion of the Pacific Northwest. Even more disturbing? It’s overdue.
The New Yorker reported that FEMA calculations show these types of earthquakes happen at regular intervals in this specific part of the world, roughly every 240 years.
Michio Kaku, a physicist and professor at City College of New York, told Fox News today that the troubling article doesn’t overstate the danger.
“The Cascadia fault is an earthquake waiting to happen,” Kaku stated. “We know it’s going to happen with an energy 30 times … the maximum energy of the San Andreas fault.”…
In Matthew 24:7-8 it says: “For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines, and earthquakes in various places. All these events are the beginning of birth pains.”
That’s it. That’s his whole argument, folks. Jesus predicted earthquakes and no there’s a prediction of a big earthquake. Of course, earthquakes happen all the time. In fact, every prediction made in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24) — “wars and rumors of wars,” for instance — is an entirely mundane one that happens literally all the time. There has not been a single time in the last 2000 years when those “predictions” were not happening. That’s why every generation of Christians includes a lot of people who are sure they’re living in the end times.
But there’s another verse in the Olivet Discourse that he neglects to mention, verse 34:
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
He told his followers that they were living in the end times, and they believed him. They were expecting his return and the end of the world during their lifetimes. Didn’t happen, of course, and hasn’t happened since, despite every generation being sure they were the ones.