This major sized earthquake in Idaho, with over 36 years between it and the most similar one in the past is a great example to show the possibilities and difficulties of evaluating an earthquake as a sign of the Lord’s Coming or not.
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On March 18, 2020, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake, the strongest quake in Utah in nearly 30 years, occurred on a relatively small fault line near Magna, Utah. This “strongest” in a long time quake is really miniscule. So, is this the end of the story? It is not.
As we read through the signs of the Lord’s Coming delineated in Matthew chapter 24 and in other places in the scriptures, this phrase, “earthquakes in diverse places,” is repeated again and again and particularly brings strongly to mind just how difficult it is to predict or otherwise understand these amazingly powerful natural phenomena.
DNA and RNA are the foundation of earthly life. I am thrilled that Lehi’s description of the principles of opposition is so very descriptive of what we now know about DNA & RNA form and function.
The arrival of Jesus triggered a complicated interrelated set of signs and wonders. These signs seem to me to have characteristics of the technical equipment and setup of a concert presentation of the Messiah oratorio or a play with many acts and scenes—on a hemisphere-wide or world-wide scale.
My testimony has been strengthened as I have witnessed and studied the annual display of this very unique comet, which has great importance in religious and American history.
Paul Davies does not appear to be a Christian or a conventional theist in any normal sense of such terms. He is simply someone who pays attention to the data of physics and to the conditions apparently required for the appearance of life and who finds what he has found to be rather strange.