All of a sudden, volcanoes all over the globe have been violently erupting. In fact, some volcanoes that have been dormant for generations have been springing to life. So what are we to make of all this? The truth is that nobody knows for certain why so many volcanoes are suddenly so active. Could the dramatic increase in volcano eruptions be happening because we are getting closer to 2012? It is very hard to say. The truth is that what is going to happen in 2012 is one of the greatest unexplained mysteries of the world. Fortunately, we only have a couple years to wait until we find out what 2012 is going to hold for us. Meanwhile, those who are projecting massive earth changes in the year 2012 are pointing to these volcano eruptions as indications that we had better get prepared. Many believe that as we pass through the galactic plane in 2012 that we will see earth changes that are absolutely unprecedented. There are even many that believe that the earth will experience a catastrophic pole shift in the year 2012.
Others point to the dramatic increase in volcano eruptions and earthquakes as a sign that Bible prophecy is being fulfilled. In Matthew 24:7-8, it tells us this about the last days....
"Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains."
Well, the truth is that whatever you believe there is no denying that the level of volcanic activity that we are experiencing right now is absolutely stunning....
*The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano made headlines all over the globe, and it caused cancellations of thousands of flights in Europe because of the giant ash cloud that it produced.
*Scientists are warning that a second, much larger volcano in Iceland named Katla is showing signs that it may be about to erupt.
*A volcano known as Tungurahua (The "Throat of Fire") came to life last Friday morning, 130 kilometres southeast of Ecuador's capital, Quito, and exploded continuously through the night.
*Guatemala's Pacaya volcano, 50 kilometres south of Guatemala City, began erupting on Thursday afternoon.
*U.S. officials said on Monday that the rapid eruption of an underwater volcano in the Pacific Ocean has exhaled a steam and ash cloud in the air and left a trail of debris on the surface of the water near Sarigan Island in the Northern Mariana Islands.
*Costa Rica's Arenal volcano erupted recently, spewing geysers of lava, ash and toxic gases from its crater and forcing the evacuation of the national park where it is located.
*But it just isn't volcano eruptions that are increasing. We all know about the horrific earthquakes that happened in Haiti and Chile, and it is being reported that earthquakes are up 151 percent in 2010.
The reality is that we are seeing earth changes that are absolutely unprecedented in our lifetimes.
As we get closer to 2012 will these earth changes become even more dramatic?
Hopefully that is not the case, but there is no denying that the earth is starting to tremble.
So let us hope for the best and prepare for the worst. If all of this shaking keeps happening we could be headed into some very interesting times indeed.