Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Mudslides: Extreme Events - What do they Mean?

Written by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot

In lieu of recent, tumultuous occurrences, people are more compelled than ever to discoverrepparttar mystery of these modern-day, earth-changing events.

One day, Earth is experiencingrepparttar 110082 fourth largest earthquake in a century - a 9.0 tectonics plate shift offrepparttar 110083 coast of Sumatra,repparttar 110084 next day - Tsunami.

A Report from NASA explains howrepparttar 110085 poles have permanently shifted by an entire inch. According to Dr. Benjamin Fong Chao, "...Any worldly event that involvesrepparttar 110086 movement of mass affectsrepparttar 110087 Earth's rotation, from seasonal weather down to driving a car." Perrepparttar 110088 findings of Doctors Chao and Gross,repparttar 110089 North Pole has shifted by an inch inrepparttar 110090 direction of 145? East Longitude. Based on their report too, was that Earth's oblateness (gravity field) was also decreased by a small amount.

To translate into laymen's terms,repparttar 110091 change in mass distribution can effect long-term global climate changes; (See here for more info) thus,repparttar 110092 El Nino/La Nina effect is strengthened due to unusual mean sea level pressure.

The Journal of Geophysical Research published an abstract on data analysis fromrepparttar 110093 Earth's gravity field. In their profound study, results showed that Earth's gravity field has undergone significant variations duringrepparttar 110094 past 28 years alone. The largest (of these fluctuations) occurred duringrepparttar 110095 1996 - 2002 time frame. Again, we have a scenario of mass redistributions inrepparttar 110096 atmosphere and ocean in a relatively short period.

Personal research fromrepparttar 110097 National Earthquake Information Center showed that between December 5, 2004 and January 5, 2005 there were over 170 earthquakes acrossrepparttar 110098 globe that measured over a 5.0 (onrepparttar 110099 Richter Scale).

According torepparttar 110100 Volcano Information Center, 77 volcanoes have erupted or are experiencing ongoing eruptions since 2002 - 2004; of which, 57 began erupting during 2004 alone.

The recent California Mudslides,repparttar 110101 torrential downpours, and extreme winter precipitation begs one to try and comprehend what exactly is occurring and why it is happening at this point in time. Once again, we return torepparttar 110102 statement made by Dr. Benjamin Fong Chao, "...Any worldly event that involvesrepparttar 110103 movement of mass affectsrepparttar 110104 Earth's rotation, from seasonal weather down to driving a car."

Based on this analogy, we can clearly define that magnetic field composition and movement can and does affect global weather (on a broad scale). But what other effects canrepparttar 110105 magnetic field have onrepparttar 110106 planet as a whole?

Interestingly enough, I was able to retrieve different reports that may somehow involve magnetic field proponents: In February of 2004, `...over 10,000 Bramblings dropped dead in a `bird rain' inrepparttar 110107 Eastern Province of Jiangsu - Yangzi,' as reported inrepparttar 110108 BBC News. In addition, in November of 2004, 100s of Whales and dolphins were found stranded offrepparttar 110109 coast of Tasmania and New Zealand (Australia Broadcasting Corp ). Reporter Jocelyn Nettlefold stated, "...The weather appears to be central torepparttar 110110 stranding cycle. Every decade or so, atmospheric changes bring cooler, sub-Antarctic waters further north..." Professor Mark Hindell further elaborated, "...there have been suggestions inrepparttar 110111 past that seismic exploration may have been associated with strandings inrepparttar 110112 US..."


Written by Maureen Metcalf

The transition from 2004 to 2005 has been electrifying. The international ramifications ofrepparttar deaths of so many people, andrepparttar 110081 wrecked livelihoods of multitudes of survivors, has brought about an international outpouring of concern and aid inrepparttar 110082 wake ofrepparttar 110083 massive earthquake and tsunamis that destroyedrepparttar 110084 coastlines of many nations inrepparttar 110085 southeast Asian region. This response, even toward an area ofrepparttar 110086 world which of late has exhibited antagonism toward Christians and Jews, is encouraging, amazing, and comforting. The outpouring of concern, aid, funds, and love, revealsrepparttar 110087 truth that those who have grown up in nations that traditionally adhere to Judeo-Christian ethics understandrepparttar 110088 value of human life, and willingly desire, and are even compelled, to help others in need, even ifrepparttar 110089 majority of those affected do not holdrepparttar 110090 same ideologies or religious affiliation. Even those who do not adhere to Christianity or Judaism within many nations have caughtrepparttar 110091 urgency, and are willingly giving of their resources to assist inrepparttar 110092 clean-up and rehabilitation. It seems all mankind has been mobilized by this event!

Therefore, as often has been historically demonstrated in such disasters, inrepparttar 110093 midst of tragedy, God's love, grace, and mercy are extended, and many people find themselves willing to listen torepparttar 110094 gospel message.

However atrepparttar 110095 same time, many still ask, "Where is God?" ""If God indeed exists, why do tragedies occur?" Or we hear sentiments such as, "A loving God would not let this happen! Therefore, God either does not exist, or He is a big bully! He certainly does not live up to His loving reputation!" So man's perception of God is directly challenged. Inrepparttar 110096 minds and hearts of many, since this disaster was caused by natural phenomena rather that either man-made political strife or misplaced idealism, God is singled out. After all, someone must be responsible! Inrepparttar 110097 desire for explanation and justice, there must be a perpetrator to accuse. Therefore, for lack of any other suspect, God is blamed!

The questions and accusations cannot, and should not, be dismissed. Rather, we must realize these are honest cries of suffering humanity, revealing frustration and anger atrepparttar 110098 apparent injustice of such obviously tragic devastation and loss of life. But, wasrepparttar 110099 earthquake and resultant tsunamis an "act of God?" The answers are neither a simple "yes" or "no."

Is God reallyrepparttar 110100 perpetrator? Can we pin this "crime" on Him? And, is mankind totally exempt of any "blame"inrepparttar 110101 face of natural disaster? Is this actually a "crime?" Or is it simply nature out of control?

Obviously,repparttar 110102 planet we live on has its imperfections, or earthquakes and tsunamis, volcanic activity, storms, avalanches, mudslides, and other natural disasters, would never occur. God created this universe and everything in it, and He pronounced it all "good." Therefore, why is it so terribly flawed and dangerous?

God Himself isrepparttar 110103 essence of "goodness." He therefore is notrepparttar 110104 author of evil. But He also does not dismiss evil as inconsequential. He isrepparttar 110105 God of righteous justice, and as such, impurity cannot dwell in His Holy presence. Rather, He requires justice be done. In this life, this justice takesrepparttar 110106 form of natural consequence ofrepparttar 110107 curse. In that sense,repparttar 110108 rigors of justice do come from His hand. But He does not create evil. Evil entered inrepparttar 110109 form of deception and disobedience to His directive, therefore, when mankind sinned,repparttar 110110 perfect balance of this natural world became tainted with imperfection. All creation fell underrepparttar 110111 curse. The curse is not an evil itself, rather it is a consequence ofrepparttar 110112 evil. This curse has plagued all creation ever since Adam and Eve sinned. So yes, mankind, by reason of his fallen nature, must take some ofrepparttar 110113 responsibility for natural disorder because of sin, and yes, God's justice plays a part also.

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