May 18, 2024

By the late 18th century the Age of Reason was taking over European thinking, and many people stopped taking the Bible’s tales of ancient catastrophes seriously. As geologists concentrated on the slow effects of erosion and sedimentation over thousands of years, even churchgoing Christians paid less and less attention to Noah’s Flood or the fiery destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. In 2005, analysis of the newly discovered Burckle Crater at the bottom of the Indian Ocean showed that 660 foot tsunamis made landfall around 3100 BC after an approximately mile wide asteroid hit the ocean. It hard enough to make a 22 mile crater at the bottom after going through two miles of seawater first, and may well have destroyed all coastal areas from south of Egypt and Ethiopia to east of Persia and India. Now in 2021, there is evidence that a smaller impact killed everyone in a part of southwestern Jordan around 1600 BC.

Artist’s depiction of the thousand-Hiroshimas level blast. Allen West and Jennifer Rice, CC BY-ND

“As the inhabitants of an ancient Middle Eastern city now called Tall el-Hammam went about their daily business one day about 3,600 years ago, they had no idea an unseen icy space rock was speeding toward them at about 38,000 mph (61,000 kph). Flashing through the atmosphere, the rock exploded in a massive fireball about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) above the ground. The blast was around 1,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb. The shocked city dwellers who stared at it were blinded instantly. Air temperatures rapidly rose above 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit (2,000 degrees Celsius). Clothing and wood immediately burst into flames. Swords, spears, mudbricks and pottery began to melt. Almost immediately, the entire city was on fire.

Some seconds later, a massive shockwave smashed into the city. Moving at about 740 mph (1,200 kph), it was more powerful than the worst tornado ever recorded. The deadly winds ripped through the city, demolishing every building. They sheared off the top 40 feet (12 m) of the 4-story palace and blew the jumbled debris into the next valley. None of the 8,000 people or any animals within the city survived – their bodies were torn apart and their bones blasted into small fragments. About a minute later, 14 miles (22 km) to the west of Tall el-Hammam, winds from the blast hit the biblical city of Jericho. Jericho’s walls came tumbling down and the city burned to the ground.” Full Original Story Here

More and more evidence backs up ancient stories of great natural disasters. So when the Bible (and many other ancient books) tell us about past destructions of previous worlds in Genesis, and an upcoming destruction creating “a new heaven and a new earth” in the future – I see references to a periodic series of catastrophic pole shifts:

Isaiah 24:1 “Behold, the Lord lays the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface and scatters its inhabitants.”
Job 9:5-6 “It is God who removes the mountains, they know not how, When He overturns them in His anger; Who shakes the earth out of its place, And its pillars tremble.”
Psalms 46:2 “though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea.”

Revelation 16:18-20 “there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty… And the cities of the nations fell… and every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.”

Revelation 21:1 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away.”

About Author