By Olivia Trani, American Geophysical Union
December 12, 2017
https://phys.org/news/2017-12-ancient-weakening-earth-crust-unusual.html
 Note from Pastor Kevin Lea:  Jesus said that in the last days there would be severe earthquakes in various places (Matthew 24:7).  Revelation records that in the future the earth will experience global earthquakes that will destroy every city, make the islands go away and lower the mountains (Isaiah 24:19-20, Revelation 16:18-21).  
However, scientists today say that a global earthquake is not possible.  As this article shows, they are grasping at straws just trying to explain why earthquakes happen in the middle of continental plates.  But their explanation is lacking because they are stuck with their evolutionary paradigm that refuses to acknowledge the biblical history of earth’s past.  Have you noticed how frequently seismologists are shocked and surprised at locations and intensities of earthquakes?  Italy at one time even convicted some seismologists for manslaughter because they misled the people with their false ideas.
There is scientific evidence found all over the earth which supports the premise that earth experienced a cataclysmic, global flood in the past (a few thousand years ago), just as Jesus and Peter said.  If you want to understand the New Madrid fault then you need to start with understanding the real reason earthquakes are part of our world, and a creation scientist named Dr. Walt Brown’s has an explanation which makes a lot more scientific sense than this article.
Dr. Brown’s discoveries on how the global flood occurred are completely consistent with the Genesis account and are consistent with the laws of physics.  You can read his account by going to his chapter on the Origin of Ocean Trenches, Earthquakes and the Ring of Fire (http://www.creationscience.com/onlinebook/Trenches.html).  You can also see a video teaching about the origin of earthquakes and why they will someday be global here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWUxW6B-5Ro&t=370s

The New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) hosts a dense pocket of earthquake activity (red dots) in southeastern U.S., thousands of kilometers from the nearest tectonic plate boundary. A new study helps explain why these intraplate seismic zones exist. Credit: USGS

New research reveals that mysterious pockets of earthquake activity in the middle of North America all have one thing in common: Earth’s crust in these zones underwent significant deformation hundreds of millions of years ago, creating weak areas that are more susceptible to

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