Monday, 19 April 2010

Volcanic eruptions and the Genesis Flood

Joel Kontinen

When Jesus taught about His return He said, ”As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man” (Matt. 24: 37).

It is most probable that the Genesis Flood was accompanied by massive volcanic eruptions. If a single volcano can make most of Europe a no-fly area, we might imagine what tens of volcanoes could bring about. Climate change, perhaps.

In addition to signs like earthquakes and wars, Jesus also referred to Noah’s days as an illustration of what society would be like at the time of His return. It would seem that our morals are not any better than those of Noah’s contemporaries.

But might He also have meant volcanic eruptions?