Glenn Beck recently embraced and provided a platform for anti-Muslim activist Joel Richardson, to espouse his views on the coming Anti-Christ. Richardson believes that Shiite Muslims worship the Anti-Christ and want to “receive ‘The Mark of the Beast,’” and also wrote an article on “what Obama and the Antichrist have in common.”
Now, Richardson believes that the deadly earthquake in Japan is a sign of the End Times.
Like Tim LaHaye, who said that the earthquake was “one of the signs of the last days,” Richardson predicts that the End Times are fast-approaching because the rate of earthquakes in the last century is far higher than earthquakes before 1800. Just a thought, but maybe people didn’t have the knowledge, expertise, or technology to record every earthquake that occurred throughout the world as we do now?
A new poll conducted by the National Association of Evangelicals reveals that a majority of its members would agree that the recent earthquakes in Haiti, New Zealand and Japan are signs of the soon coming return of Jesus.
The survey shows that more than half of respondents adhere to the theological position known as Premillennialism, which interprets the Book of Revelation to be speaking of yet future events. In contrast, only 17 percent of those polled say they believe most biblical prophecy has already been fulfilled.
So do the recent earthquakes in Haiti, New Zealand and Japan have any relevance with regard to the return of Jesus? Absolutely. If we consider the words of Jesus as well as some very stunning earthquake statistics, then a clear picture emerges, pointing to the soon coming of the return of Jesus.
• From 1 A.D. to 1800 there were 11 major earthquakes recorded in history. This results in an average of one major earthquake approximately every 100 years.
• From 1900 to 2000 there were 10 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 10 years.