Fulfilled Prophecy: The Beginning of Sorrows Part 8
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Authored By  :
Bill Kochman

Published On :
August 18, 1999

Last Updated :
March 20, 2011


More Earthquake Tables, Rounding Out The Picture, Pre-20th Century Earthquakes Chart, This Century Compared To History, Excuses For Not Believing, Endtime Plagues Of Revelation




Kobe, Japan -- January 17, 1995
  Athens, Greece Earthquake -- September 7, 1999

Let us continue now with our earthquake tables for the first half of our current century. As you will plainly see by the following data, there have been quite a few killer shakers:

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
7.3 Montana, USA 8/18/59 ? ?
8.7 Japan (Kuril Islands) 11/6/58 ? ?
8.3 Alaska, USA 7/10/58 ? ?
7.3 Iran 12/13/57 1,130 ?
7.4 Iran 7/2/57 1,200 ?
8.8 Alaska, USA 3/9/57 ? ?
7.3 Nevada, USA 12/16/54 ? ?
6.8 Algeria 9/9/54 1,250 ?
9.0 Russia 11/4/52 ? ?
7.5 California, USA 7/21/52 ? ?
8.5-8.7 India-Tibet 8/15/50 4,000 ?


Total Fatalities For 1950-1959.........7,580
Total Fatalities For 1950-1999.......664,591-1,191,226+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
6.8 Ecuador (Ambata) 8/5/49 6,000 ?
7.3 Japan (Fukui) 6/28/48 5,390 ?
7.3 China 5/25/48 1,000 ?
8.4 Japan (Tonankai) 12/20/46 1,330 ?
7.3 Peru 11/10/46 1,400 ?
6.0 Turkey 5/31/46 1,300 ?
7.1 Japan (Mikawa) 1/12/45 1,900 ?
8.3 Japan (Tonankai) 12/7/44 1,000 ?
7.4 Japan (Tottori) 9/10/43 1,190 ?


Total Fatalities For 1940-1949.........20,510
Total Fatalities For 1940-1999.......685,101-1,211,736+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
7.9 Turkey (Erzincan) 12/26/39 30,000 ?
8.3 Chile 1/25/39 28,000 ?
8.3 Alaska, USA 11/10/38 ? ?
8.5 Indonesia 2/1/38 ? ?
7.0 China 8/1/37 3,300 ?
7.5 Pakistan 5/30/35 30-60,000 ?
7.1 Formosa (Taiwan) 4/20/35 3,300 ?
8.4 India 1/15/34 10,700 ?
7.5 China 8/25/33 6,800 ?
8.9 Japan (Sanriku) 3/2/33 2,990 ?
7.6 China (Ganso) 12/25/32 70,000 ?
8.0 China 8/11/31 10,000 ?
6.5 Italy 7/23/30 1,430 ?


Total Fatalities For 1930-1939.........196,520
Total Fatalities For 1930-1999.......881,621-1,408,256+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
7.4 Iran 5/1/29 3,300 ?
7.3 California, USA 11/4/27 ? ?
8.0 China 5/23/27 41,000 Same?
8.3 China (Xining) 5/22/27 200,000 Same?
7.9 Japan (Tango) 3/7/27 3,020 ?
7.1 China (Yunnan) 3/16/25 3,600-5,000 ?
8.3 Japan (Kanto) 9/1/23 143,000 ?
7.3 China 3/24/23 5,000 ?
8.5 Argentina 11/11/22 ? ?
7.3 California, USA 1/31/22 ? ?
8.5 China (Gansu) 12/16/20 200-234,000 ?
7.3 China 2/13/20 1,000 ?


Total Fatalities For 1920-1929.........599,920-635,329
Total Fatalities For 1920-1999.......1,481,541-2,043,585+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
7.7 Nevada, USA 10/3/15 ? ?
7.5 Italy 1/13/15 29,980 ?
7.8 Marmara Sea 8/9/12 1,950 ?


Total Fatalities For 1910-1919.........31,930
Total Fatalities For 1910-1999.......1,513,471-2,075,515+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
7.5 Italy 12/28/08 70-100,000 ?
8.1 Central Asia 10/21/07 12,000 ?
6.5 Jamaica 1/14/07 1,600 ?
8.6 Chile 8/17/06 20,000 ?
7.7-8.3 California, USA 4/18/06 700 ?
7.1 Formosa (Taiwan) 3/17/06 1,300 ?
8.9 Columbia 1/31/06 1,000 Same?
8.8 Ecuador 1/31/06 ? Same?
7.9 Italy 9/8/05 2,500 ?
8.6 India 4/4/05 19,000 ?
6.4 Turkestan 12/16/02 4,500 ?
8.3 China 8/22/02 2,500 ?
7.9 Alaska, USA 10/9/1900 ? ?
8.2 Alaska, USA 9/10/1899 ? ?
8.2 Alaska, USA 9/4/1899 ? ?


Total Fatalities For 1899-1909.........135,100-165,100
Total Fatalities For 1899-1999.......1,648,571-2,240,615+

Thus we see that, based upon the figures I was able to find, there have been at the very least 1,648,571 to 2,240,615 fatalities caused by earthquakes over the past one hundred years alone. That, my friends, is a lot of people; almost two and a quarter million in fact; and I don't doubt that if it were possible to obtain figures for some of the other earthquakes in more remote areas, or from governments which failed to release figures for certain quakes, the mortality rate would undoubtedly be much higher than what is shown here. Two and a quarter million people is like the entire population of a major city of the world being totally wiped out of existence!

As I have explained earlier, while the USGS claims that earthquakes are not on the rise, please remember again, that they base their statement only on major earthquakes; that is, on those of an intensity of 7.0 or higher on the Richter Scale. If we hold strictly to their legalistic approach, then yes, it would appear that what they are saying is true; however, if we look at the many earthquakes which have been below this magnitude, but which have caused a lot of damage, as well as many fatalities, then we begin to gain a true picture of the situation; and not the distorted image which they are trying to foist upon the ignorant public which has no time or interest in performing the in-depth research which I have done for you here.

To put it another way, if we were to remove from the above list, all of those temblors which did not register at least a 7.0 on the Richter Scale, we would have to deduct many thousands of fatalities from our tally. Even though all of those people have died, when the USGS tells us that major earthquakes are not on the increase, they have to ignore all of those deaths from lesser quakes, in order to make their statement true. Allow me to reiterate an important point I made earlier. God does not require a temblor of 7.0 in order to fulfill His Divine Purposes, whatever they may happen to be. Through their legalistic approach of interpreting the previous data, and by dividing it up into different, smaller categories, not only is the USGS presenting only half of the picture, but they are also diminishing the full impact of what God has really been doing during our modern times.

So again; unless one takes the time to carefully examine all of the data, as I have done, then he will not realize the full scope of the deaths and damage caused by these Acts of God, or the increasing frequency with which these events are truly occurring, particularly during the past three decades. Following is another short table which combines earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or higher, with those of lesser magnitude which have killed at least five people each. Again, please bear in mind that these totals are based only upon the data I was able to find during the several weeks that I conducted my investigation. They are probably not as complete as they could be; yet the sharp contrast between the first decade of this century, and the last decade of this century, simply cannot be ignored. The statistics speak for themselves:

Range : Minimum # Of Quakes With 5+ Deaths Or 7.0 Mag. :

1990 - 1999........................ 125
1980 - 1989........................ 66
1970 - 1979........................ 19
1960 - 1969........................ 9
1950 - 1959........................ 11
1940 - 1949........................ 9
1930 - 1939........................ 13
1920 - 1929........................ 12
1910 - 1919........................ 3
1899 - 1909........................ 15

Total.............................. 282

Following is another chart, based upon the previous data, which shows the approximate number of fatalities per decade for the past century. While the number of deadly earthquakes has increased noticeably during the past thirty years, if we take the low figures, more people died during the first half of this century. On the other hand, if we accept the higher figures, about 150,000 more people died during the last half of this century:

Decade Range : Minimum Number Of Fatalities :

1990 - 1999........................ 96,752 - 127,908+
1980 - 1989........................ 51,090 - 85,923+
1970 - 1979........................ 464,319 - 910,965
1960 - 1969........................ 44,850 - 58,850
1950 - 1959........................ 7,580
1940 - 1949........................ 20,510
1930 - 1939........................ 196,520
1920 - 1929........................ 599,920 - 635,329
1910 - 1919........................ 31,930
1899 - 1909........................ 135,100 - 165,100

Total.............................. 1,648,571 - 2,240,615+

While the total number of fatalities from the previous lists may shock you, these tables do not by any means provide a full picture of the disastrous effects of these powerful shakings of the Earth. If anything, I have given you a very conservative image of the results of these events. As I have noted earlier, I have only listed those temblors which have resulted in five or more deaths, and for which I was able to obtain concrete data. There are many thousands of people who have simply disappeared, and who can only be presumed to be dead. There have also been many quakes over the past century for which there is simply no data whatsoever, due to the reasons I mentioned earlier. Furthermore, there are hundreds of earthquakes not listed here which, while few or no deaths resulted from them, there were dozens, hundreds, and even thousands of injuries. Collectively, these figures add up to literally millions of people injured by these temblors over the past century alone. You will easily notice from the statistics that I have provided, that the number of injuries is quite often much, much higher than the actual number of fatalities.

To add to this horrific picture, the previous lists do not even give you a glimpse of the millions of people who have been left homeless by these events, or of the millions of buildings which have been either partially or completely destroyed. Collectively-speaking, from the data which I gathered, it became apparent to me that at the very least, hundreds of villages and towns have been completely erased from the face of the Earth by these temblors during the past one hundred years alone. Neither do the previous tables reveal the thousands which have been killed by the resulting tsunamis, or tidal waves, such as in the case of the quake which occurred in Papua New Guinea. Not all of the deaths which resulted from these events were due to actual injuries either. I discovered many examples where people died from heart attacks. I am reminded of something the Lord said in one of His Endtime sermons:

"Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."
Luke 21:26, KJV


Let us continue now to our next topic regarding earthquakes. Everything I have presented to you thus far, only gives us a clear picture of the past one hundred years of history; and it is based upon this very short period, compared to the six thousand years of man's existence upon this planet, that the USGS is making its misguided claims. Personally, I find it rather ludicrous that professional people, who claim to rely upon the scientific method of analysis, would draw upon such a limited source of information, in order to form their conclusions; but then, I believe that they purposely do this in order to promote a certain false impression, as I have already clearly explained.

Having said that, it is now time for us to compare the data of the past century, with all other available historical records, in order to see if it is indeed true that, as Peter wrote of the Endtime scoffers, ". . . all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation". Following then is one more table in which I have listed the data for earthquakes which have been recorded down through history from 63 A.D., to 1897 A.D. Please be reminded again that all of this data is readily available on the World Wide Web, and that I cannot assume any responsibility for its accuracy:

Event Date Mag. Death Toll Location
       
6/12/1897 8.7 1,425 Assam, India
6/15/1896 7.6 27,122 Sanriku, Japan
10/28/1891 ? 7,270 Mino-Owari, Japan
2/23/1887 8.1 640-1,000 Ligurian Province, Italy
8/27/1886 8.4 1,000 Messina, Italy
12/25/1884 ? 2,000+ Andalusia, Spain
7/28/1883 ? 2,300 Casamicciola, Italy
4/3/1881 7.3 10,000 Khios, Greece
5/3/1875 7.3 2,000+ Asia Minor (Turkey)
4/2/1872 7.3 1,800 Antakya, Turkey
4/11/1870 ? 2,300 Sichuan Province, China
8/16/1868 ? 70,000 Ecuador - Colombia
8/13/1868 ? 40,000 Peru - Bolivia
4/22/1863 ? many Rhodos, Greece
12/26/1861 7.5 many Akhaia, Greece
3/21/1861 ? 18,000 Mendoza, Argentina
6/2/1859 ? 15,000 Erzurum, Turkey
12/16/1857 5.1 12,000+ Naples, Italy
11/11/1855 6.9 6,760 Sagami, Japan
4/11/1855 6.7 400-1,300 Northwest Turkey
2/28/1855 6.7 2,000 Northwest Turkey
12/24/1854 8.4 3,000 Simoda, Japan
4/21/1853 ? 12,000 Shiraz, Iran
10/12/1851 ? 2,000 Albania
8/7/1847 ? many El Faiyum, Egypt
5/8/1847 7.4 12,000 Nagano Zenkaji, Japan
1/23/1838 7.3 many Vrancea, Romania
1/1/1837 ? 5,000+ Safad, Israel
4/24/1836 ? 12,300 Rossano Calabro, Italy
1/19/1833 ? many Valona, Albania
3/21/1829 ? 1,000+ Murcia, Spain
12/18/1828 ? 30,000 Echigo Sanjo, Japan
3/2/1825 ? 2,000+ Blida, Algeria
1/19/1825 ? many Levkas, Greece
9/5/1822 ? 22,000 Halab (Aleppo), Turkey
8/13/1822 ? 1,000 Antakya - Halab, Turkey
6/16/1819 ? 2,000 Kutch, India
3/26/1812 ? 20,000 Caracas, Venezuela
2/16/1810 ? 2,000 Crete, Greece
7/26/1805 ? 5,600 Molise Province, Italy
10/26/1802 7.1 2,000 Romania
2/4/1797 ? 40,000 Ecuador - Peru
2/5/1783 7.1 50,000 Rosarno, Calabria, Italy
10/30/1759 ? 30,000 Jordan Valley, Syria
11/1/1755 8.7 70,000 Lisbon, Portugal
6/7/1755 ? 40,000 Kashan Quehan, Iran
5/20/1751 6.6 2,000 Echigo Takada, Japan
6/7/1750 6.1 2,000 Kythera, Greece
10/11/1737 ? 300,000 Calcutta, India
12/30/1730 ? 137,000 Hokkaido, Japan
11/18/1727 ? 77,000 Tabriz, Iran
5/?/1715 ? 20,000 Algeria
8/16/1711 ? many Mexico
10/28/1707 ? 4,900 Shikoko (Japan?)
12/31/1703 8.2 5,230 Odowara, Tokyo, Japan
12/21/1701 ? many Oaxaca, Mexico
1/11/1693 ? 60,000 Catania, Sicily, Italy
7/5/1688 ? 15,000 Izmir, Turkey
11/?/1667 ? 80,000 Shemakha, Caucasus
2/23/1653 ? 15,000 Izmir, Turkey
5/13/1647 8.5 1,000 Santiago, Chile
11/27/1645 8.3 4,100 Near Karachi, Pakistan
11/26/1643 7.6 4,020 Central Anatolia, Turkey
12/20/1642 7.3 3,000 Turkey
2/5/1641 ? 30,000 Tabriz, Iran
10/25/1622 ? 12,000 Kansu, China
1/23/1556 ? 830,000 Shansi Province, China
?/?/1549 ? 3,000 Qain, Iran
1/26/1531 ? 30,000 Lissabon, Portugal
12/5/1456 ? 30,000 Neapel-Brindisi, Italy
5/20/1293 ? 30,000 Kamakura, Japan
9/?/1290 ? 100,000 Gulf Of Chihli, China
?/?/1268 ? 60,000 Silicia, Turkey
8/9/1183 ? 230,000 Aleppo, Syria
?/?/1057 ? 25,000 Chihli, China
1/24/1038 ? 2,200 Shansi Province, China
3/23/893 ? 150,000 Ardabil, Iran
12/22/856 ? 200,000 Damghan, Iran
12/?/856 ? 45,000 Korinth, Greece
?/?/565 ? 30,000 Antakya, Turkey
?/?/342 ? 40,000 Antakya, Turkey
?/?/77 ? many Cyprus Region
?/?/63 ? many Pompeii, Italy


Total Deaths : 3,163,367 - 3,164,627+

Before we begin to make any kind of adjustments to these numbers, let us first make a few comparisons with the raw statistics. As I noted earlier in part seven, during the past one hundred years, from 1899 to 1999, a minimum of 282 earthquakes were recorded which were either of magnitude 7.0 or greater, thus classifying them as major earthquakes, or which are considered as significant earthquakes by the USGS, because they resulted in high fatality rates, and/or in extensive structural damage. In contrast, during the period 63 - 1897, or a period of 1,834 years, a minimum of only eighty-two earthquakes were recorded by historians, which meet the USGS requirements for being considered as major or significant earthquakes. In other words, this is a ratio of over 3.4 to 1, in favor of this past century.

To present this data from a different perspective, in order to honestly say that "all things continue as they were", then the total number of major or significant earthquakes during the previous 1,834 years would have to be much, much higher. Allow me to prove my point with a little bit of simple arithmetic. If for the sake of simplicity we drop the thirty-four years, and just take the 1,800 years, and then divide that number by one hundred, we see that we have a total of eighteen centuries. That being the case, we would have to take these eighteen centuries and multiply them by 282 quakes per century, in order to see how many major or significant earthquakes would have to have occurred, in order for that whole period to be on par with this past century. The answer is an astounding 5,076 temblors at the very minimum! Now, there are only two possibilities here as far as I can tell. Either our historians were very poor historians indeed, and simply forgot to record literally thousands of them, or else they never happened; the latter of which would obviously agree with our Lord's words!

I have no doubt that some of my detractors are going to present a number of different silly, and weak, arguments, in order to try to contradict the proofs I have presented here. For example, they might point out that while I have included in my previous list those quakes which resulted in a minimum of five fatalities or more, perhaps our historians didn't consider such events to be important enough to record in the annals of history. To silence such gainsayers, I will be very generous, and will deduct all earthquakes from my list which resulted in under one hundred fatalities each. That still leaves us with a total of 174 major or significant earthquakes that have occurred during the past one hundred years alone, as opposed to only eighty-two recorded by our historians over the past 1,800 years. This means that to be on par with the average for this past century, historians would still have to have recorded at least 3,132 temblors during the past 1,800 years prior to this century.

It is probable that there will still be some hardhearted skeptics who will try to accuse me of juggling these figures in some way, in order to make them say what I want them to say. Sadly, some people will not be convinced of the truth, no matter what one tells them, and regardless of what length one might go to in order to prove his point. Nevertheless, to take this a step further, so that there is no doubt that significant and major earthquakes have indeed occurred at unprecedented levels during the past one hundred years, as compared to the record left to us by historians, I will now even go so far as to deduct every single earthquake from my list which has a question mark listed under the death toll, because I was unable to find a precise number; even though said quake qualifies as a major or significant earthquake according to its magnitude. If we do this, we are still left with 130 earthquakes for the past century, as opposed to eighty-two for the previous eighteen centuries. Performing the same kind of math, we discover that the past eighteen centuries would have to have produced a minimum of 2,340 major or significant earthquakes in order to be on par with the average for this past century.

Now friends, let's be honest with ourselves. We all know that in times prior to this current century, the methods of communication were not nearly as good as they are at this present time. There was no Internet, or satellite arrays circling the Earth, or undersea fiber optic cables, or national and international radio and television networks, or national and international telephone services, etc. In like manner, we can also readily admit that the means of travel were also much more limited, so that news of such disastrous events would travel more slowly; and some places would never even hear of them whatsoever. There were no high-speed jets or airplanes, or national railroad systems, or eight-lane superhighways. Life moved along at a much more leisurely pace; including news from other parts of the world. To add to these points, we can also recognize that some historical documents have been lost due to time and decay, or perhaps due to fire or natural disasters, and maybe even destroyed intentionally by those who seek to manipulate history.

The point is, if someone wants to convince himself, in fact deceive himself, into believing that Jesus' words regarding earthquakes and other "Beginnings of Sorrows" have not come to pass precisely as He said they would, then he will find a way to do it. As the Apostle Paul was inspired to write:

"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."
2 Timothy 3:13, KJV


In spite of these different possibilities, I still maintain that our learned historians were not such disorganized, or misinformed men, that they were only able to leave us with a record of eighty-two significant or major earthquakes during the past 1,800 years. In other words, if those extra 2,340 to 5,076 deadly earthquakes are not recorded somewhere, at least partially recorded, in the annals of history, then I can only conclude that it is because they more than likely never really happened. To refresh your memory, those are the numbers that would be necessary in order to give us the same average per century for the past eighteen centuries, as the minimum number of significant and major earthquakes recorded during the past one hundred years. For you skeptics, like the USGS, who fight against, and try to disprove our Lord's words, where is your proof if I may ask? How can you boast of such shallow claims based upon one hundred years of solid data alone? Isn't this being rather unscientific? In fact, if you carefully read their explanation again, you will see that some of their claims are even based upon data only from the past three decades!

While I have concentrated on the actual number of quakes for the past century, as opposed to the total numbers for the past eighteen centuries, please bear in mind that even if we choose to concentrate on the number of quake fatalities, and juggle those figures around, we still end up with similar results. As you may recall, the last one hundred years have resulted in a minimum of 1,648,571-2,240,615+ earthquake-related deaths, while the previous 1,800 years have claimed a minimum of 3,163,367 to 3,164,627+ lives. While the second figures are almost one million fatalities more, don't forget that they represent eighteen centuries of earthquakes, while the first figures only correspond to one. I will leave it up to you to figure out the averages, the ratios, etc., if you are interested in doing so. As for me, in my mind, I am convinced that God's mighty Hand has indeed been felt the world over during the past one hundred years, in a way which it has never been felt before. His Endtime Judgments, the "Beginning of Sorrows", are indeed beginning to fall upon this evil and unbelieving world. Only the spiritually blind can deny this.

Having now amply discussed two major signs which the Lord said would occur in the years prior to His Second Coming, let us move on now to a third; that is, to pestilences. Let us review the verses from Matthew chapter twenty-four in order to refresh our memories:

"For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows."
Matthew 24:7-8, KJV


Exactly what does the Lord mean by "pestilence"? According Thayer's Greek English Lexicon, this word is derived from the Greek word "loimos" -- pronounced loy'-mos -- which means pestilence, a pestilent fellow, pest, or plague. If we consider some of the descriptive verses which are found in the Book of Revelation, it becomes apparent that Jesus was most likely referring to the final definition; that is, to plagues of various kinds, including diseases, and other afflictions upon the human body, brought about by the Seven Angels of the Endtime, and the Two Sackcloth Witnesses of Revelation chapter eleven. Consider these verses:

"And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts."
Revelation 9:20-21, KJV


"These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will."
Revelation 11:6, KJV


"And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God...And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles...And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled."
Revelation 15:1, 6, 8, KJV


"And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory."
Revelation 16:9, KJV


"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues...Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her."
Revelation 18:4, 8, KJV


"And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife."
Revelation 21:9, KJV


"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:"
Revelation 22:18, KJV


If you take the time to read the Book of Revelation more thoroughly, as well as study my articles, you will see that the plagues of the Book of Revelation include such things as extended droughts, huge brushfires which burn up forests and plains, severe pollution of our streams, rivers, lakes and oceans so that much of the life in them dies, painful boils upon the skin of men, deadly heat waves, etc. While I do not believe that the previously-mentioned plagues have begun yet in earnest, I do believe that we are currently experiencing what seem to be their precursors, as the remainder of this series will reveal. Please remember that Jesus told us that all of these things are merely the "Beginning of Sorrows". In other words, what we are witnessing now is only the tip of the iceberg. God's most intense chastisements upon this wicked and rebellious world are yet to occur. If people are weeping and lamenting now, wait until they see what is yet to come!

So exactly what are these precursors of which I speak? This is a question which I will address in the next part of our series, beginning with the deadly AIDS virus which is at this time ravaging the world, beginning with the continent of Africa in particular. We will also look at other serious afflictions which have plagued our modern society; including new drug-resistant super-strains, and other pathogens which man still has been unable to conquer. I trust that you will join me.

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