I would love to do a video on this topic, but a hasty blog post will need to suffice.
In 2015, when the movie "San Andreas" came out, scientists mounted their high horses to denounce how so many events portrayed in the movie "could never happen." Some articles said some things were impossible, other articles said other things were impossible.
Here is something I wrote in 2017:
A new study published in Nature suggests that a large section of California could drop nearly instantly into the sea in the next large earthquake.
The significance of this study is that it shows that vertical drops are very much possible in that region during massive earthquakes.
God's warning to that region shows incredible mercy and patience. Scientists for as long as I've been paying attention have affirmed that:
- California will not drop into the sea during an earthquake--it is impossible.
- Large fissures do not occur as a result of earthquakes--it is impossible.
- Earthquakes cannot trigger adjacent faults--it is impossible.
- Very large earthquakes (mag. 10 or higher) are impossible.
Yet, scientists have in fact proven that:
1. There is a high probability that large segments of California will drop into the sea during an earthquake.
2. Earthquakes can cause large fissures in the ground. This should have been well known for a long time, as the New Madrid quake in the early 1800s caused large fissures for many miles which can still be seen, where water and sand exploded from the ground.
3. Earthquakes can trigger adjacent faults. (Check out the video halfway down this page)
4. Larger earthquakes than seen in recorded history are possible. This is due to the fact that previous calculations assumed only one fault triggering at a time. The energy of a quake is a factor of the fault length and displacement. If multiple faults trigger at the same time, the energy could be much larger than anything seen in the last 150 years. Other research suggests that earthquakes are probably correlated with the earth and sun's electromagnetic relationship, and recent changes to both mean a higher potential for more powerful and more frequent earthquakes than exist in our historic knowledge.
Just today, I saw this video showing an enormous new rift that was caused by the recent Turkey earthquake.
What if these sorts of things were to occur in places closer to home? And not just in areas you expect quakes to occur? How much would it uproot your expectations of what will be?
Perhaps your beliefs are strong enough to maintain you in the state of things as they presently seem. Are they strong enough to sustain you in the state of things as they could be? Or will be? Are you sure?
Have such things happened before?
4 And behold, that great city Moroni have I caused to be sunk in the depths of the sea, and the inhabitants thereof to be drowned.
5 And behold, that great city Moronihah have I covered with earth, and the inhabitants thereof, to hide their iniquities and their abominations from before my face, that the blood of the prophets and the saints shall not come any more unto me against them.
6 And behold, the city of Gilgal have I caused to be sunk, and the inhabitants thereof to be buried up in the depths of the earth;
7 Yea, and the city of Onihah and the inhabitants thereof, and the city of Mocum and the inhabitants thereof, and the city of Jerusalem and the inhabitants thereof; and waters have I caused to come up in the stead thereof, to hide their wickedness and abominations from before my face, that the blood of the prophets and the saints shall not come up any more unto me against them.
8 And behold, the city of Gadiandi, and the city of Gadiomnah, and the city of Jacob, and the city of Gimgimno, all these have I caused to be sunk, and made hills and valleys in the places thereof; and the inhabitants thereof have I buried up in the depths of the earth, to hide their wickedness and abominations from before my face, that the blood of the prophets and the saints should not come up any more unto me against them. (3 Nephi 9)
When and why did this happen?
God is not partial. If these same conditions occur again, it would be wise to fully expect the same outcomes.
Scriptures to ponder
When God becomes angry, he can move mountains before they even know it. (Job 9:5, CEV)
21 Set forth your case, says Yahveh,
present your strongest arguments, says Jacob’s King.
22 Let them step forward and tell us what will happen,
let them declare events before they happen
that we may take note,
or announce things to come
that we may know how they will end.
23 Declare what is to happen in advance,
and we will acknowledge that you are gods.
Do anything, be it good or bad,
to fill us with awe and fear.
24 You see, you are less than nothing,
your works are nonexistent;
those who choose you are execrable!
25 I have roused one from the north, and he has come;
from the sunrise he is summoned in my name;
he tramples down governors like mud
as the potter treads on the clay.
26 Who declared this from the start that we may acknowledge it?
Who announced it in advance, that we may say, “He is right!”
No one declared it, no one announced it,
no one heard you say anything.
27 I, the First, declared it to Zion,
giving to Jerusalem a herald of good news.
28 But when I looked there was no one,
not one counselor among them
who could answer if I were to inquire.
29 They are all insignificant,
their works are of no avail,
their images nothing but wind. (Isaiah 41, Anchor Bible)