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Did Bible Verse Predict String of Recent Quakes, Volcano, & Foam?

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Many people online are engaging in heated debate over a bible verse that some argue is a direct reference to the recent string of violent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, the subsequent volcano eruption, and even the mysterious “earthquake foam” flooding Japanese streets.

The bible verse in question is Psalm 46:3, and reads as follows:

…Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.…

Internet users argue that much of the passage is speaking directly of the events of the past week. The “mountains slip into the heart of the sea” is a reference to the earthquakes all being on the Pacific ocean’s ring of fire. Also, Japan’s earthquake epicenter was a coastal town.

Many supporters of the bible verse theory claim that the “foam” reference is in direct correlation to the mysterious foam that appeared all over the streets of cities affected by the Earthquake in Japan just hours after the rumble.

“…the mountains quake at its swelling pride” is most likely, believers say, about the volcano that began spewing smoke and steam the within a day of the first violent quake.

The Convenient Bible Verse?

While even the greatest skeptic can acknowledge the strange similarities between the bible passage and the awful string of recent events, this is not the first time that this particular verse has been used in conjunction with a massive earthquake.

In fact, with a little research, it is easy to find that the origin of this particular Psalm being used in conjunction with a “prophecy” rumor about a modern-day earthquake in 2015. Bible-Gateway.com associated the verse with the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Critics of the theory say that not only does Psalm 46:3 have nothing to do with the recent earthquakes, but nothing from the Book of Psalms could have anything to do with our modern times. This is because The Book of Psalms is from the Old Testament and therefore does not contain any predictions in the vein of the New Testament’s Book of Revelations.

Regardless, supporters of the theory argue that that what separates this particular biblical verse and puts it in a category all in its own is its use of the word “foam”. While many, many bible passages discuss volcanoes, earthquakes, and floods – foam, they argue, is oddly placed in this passage.

With many mainstream media outlets picking up the story of the mystery foam in Japan and directly correlating the substance with the earthquake, it does make even the most hardline skeptic take pause.

One thing is for certain: no one knows what the future holds, and we all may not agree or decipher things the same – but there is one thing we can hopefully all agree on: can we get less disgusting mystery foam in the future?

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  • Dio Jones

    While we have seen pockets of these events over the years, there has never been a time on this planet where we have seen this much of wars and natural disasters like we have seen in the last 2 years… it is going to get worse…

    Always be a light that is .shininginthedark.

  • http://www.sentripod.com brian sherwin

    This is but one of many precursers of catastrophic events in line with End of time descriptions of old and new testaments. Far worse things are happening which most people will remain in ignorance till the CERN portals effect this Earth in its entirety.

  • http://www.sentripod.com brian sherwin

    The bottom line to successive events of this kind reads .”Heaven an Earth will pass away but My Word will never pass away”Too late to throw the gears into reverse. Just accept,believe and praise the Author..forever.

  • bodge

    Ah yes the mental illness of religion. There is no such thing as “god” nor are there any demons, there is only the indoctrinated sickness that is organised religion. The bible is a huge collection of myths, legends and a little truth presented as all fact. Ideal for keeping control over the small minded and easily led.

  • Reese Daniel

    “And when you mock, shall no one rebuke you?” Job 11:3

    “Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by Him deeds are weighed.” 1 Samuel 2:3

    “Then He said unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.” Matthew 13:52

    “For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

    “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the written Word, till all be fulfilled.” Matthew 5:18

    “For the message of the cross is nonsense to those who are being destroyed, but it is God’s power to us who are being saved.” 1 Corinthians 1:18

    Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised. For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD. The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, “There is no God.” Psalm 10:24

    “The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf viper that stoppeth it’s ear; Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely” Psalm 58:3-5

    “They have closed up their fat hearts, with their mouths they speak proudly.” Psalm 17:10

    “The wicked rebel against the light; They do not want to know its ways Nor abide in its paths.” Job 24:13

    “For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.” John 3:20

    “Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back for what their hands have done.” Isaiah 3:11

    “The hope of the godless will perish.” Job 8:13