The death of the oceans is occurring because of warming waters from global warming, dying coral reefs, anoxia, pollution, overfishing, destruction of marine ecosystems, and cascading plagues. Revelation prophesies the death of all living sea creatures.
“Earth’s warming oceans store energy for destructive storms,” by Denise Chow January 14, 2020
Rev 8:9 “A third of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died.”
Rev 16:3 Later “every living thing in the sea died.”
Rev 16:8-9 “The sun was given it to scorch men with fire. Men were scorched with fierce heat.”
According to an article published January 13, 2020 in the Journal on Advances in Atmospheric Sciences by an international team of 14 scientists, the world’s oceans hit their warmest level in recorded history in 2019 providing more evidence that “the Earth is warming at an accelerated pace” due to global warming and climate change. Ocean temperatures in the past decade have been the warmest on record. “The pace of warming has increased about 500 percent since the late 1980s,” said John Abraham, a professor of thermal sciences at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, one of the article’s authors. “The warming is continuing, it has accelerated and it is unabated.”
Lijing Cheng, an associate professor at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics in Beijing, and the lead author of the study, said, “The amount of heat we have put in the world’s oceans in the past 25 years equals to 3.6 billion Hiroshima atom bomb explosions.” The oceans have absorbed about 90% of the heat trapped on our planet by greenhouse gas emissions since 1970. Abraham noted, “Oceans are the biggest reservoir of heat and therefore the best indicator of climate change. If you want to know how fast the Earth is warming, look at the oceans.” Warming oceans put more energy into the atmosphere increasing extreme weather and intensifying storms. “It’s like putting the weather on steroids,” said Johnson.
Nick Bond, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, pointed out that warmer oceans expand, melt ice, and accelerate the pace of sea-level rise. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) the sea-level rise could reach 3 feet by the end of the century dooming coastal cities and countries from Miami to Bangladesh. Warming water also holds more carbon dioxide (CO2) making the water more acidic. Many sea creatures and corals are already struggling, some dying, because of increased ocean temperatures and acidification. Chief scientist at Oceana in Washington, D.C. said that ocean warming will have enormous impacts on fisheries around the world affecting the food security and livelihood of large numbers of people. If this trend continues, “it’s really dire news,” said Abraham.
Global warming, a pandemic, Arctic heatwaves, 500 ocean dead zones, locusts in 5 countries . . . the Bible and science agree; global collapse is coming.
The last book in the Bible, Jesus’ Revelation, is centered on His second coming to earth (Rev 1:7). Surrounding that advent are circumstances gradually leading up to the collapse of global civilization (the worst-case scenario of global warming, all the cities of the nations fall, the governments of men disintegrate, widespread famine, conflicts, disease, fires, and extreme weather perturb the peoples (Rev 6:12-17; 8; 16:19). These prophecies are echoed by top leaders from U.S. security agencies and armed forces as they study scientific evidence pouring in from around the world on climate change, increasing world population, and threats to life-sustaining resources all careening toward a critical threshold where the planet transitions into a new state more hostile to life.
Your first reaction is probably denial. I don’t blame you. I took years avoiding catastrophic verses (like all the cities of the nations would fall in Revelation) with “not me . . . not now . . . no how!” However, Jesus said to followers that His coming was going to like the days of Noah (Matt 24:37-44)–global collapse–and so like Noah, we must be ready, even if the rest of the world is not.
The 2020 world around us is careening toward catastrophic change: increasing death tolls from the covid-19 pandemic, Arctic Circle temperatures soaring in places over 100°F (30 to 40 degrees above normal), melting permafrost releasing a greenhouse gas (CH4) far stronger than CO2 that can cross a critical threshold into runaway global warming, NASA Satellites taking photos of raging record-breaking fires across continents, 50% of the Arctic ice has melted in 40 years, 90% of the big fish in the oceans are gone, massive outbreak of locusts swarms (which spraying and killing 45 billion of the little beasts did not stop) across East Africa and West Asia devouring crops in five countries and placing 20 million people in famine, . . . The diseases, fires, plagues, global warming is all in Jesus’ Revelation. The Bible and science agree, the maelstrom is coming across the horizon.
It is past time to start building our arks. Both Jesus and scientists say a global storm like never before is coming. I want to convince you through the Bible and science (the study of God’s creation on this planet) that Revelation is happening today; that scientists across nations are terrified for good reason. It may not peak until the lives of our kids or grandkids, but we need that time to shift paradigms, to build our families and churches with a whole new perspective in a whole new purpose–not one of comfort, wealth, and entertainment, but of survival physically, spiritually, and emotionally as vicious feedback cycles of disintegrating, interrelated systems careen our planet on a collision course with global collapse.
There are several ways this book can be read. The first (and most comprehensive) way is one chapter at a time like a normal book. The other way is to choose a section to peruse. The first section lays a biblical foundation to understand accurate interpretation of the Bible, and then the greater context of why and how global collapse will happen from a theological study of what God has said. That is chapters 1 through 8. The next section (chapters 9-13) will delve into the science that is currently fulfilling the prophecies. Chapter 14 will summarize this huge global system in a few charts. The last chapter (15) will help you to pick up the hammer and start building your “ark.” How do we get ready for global catastrophe and hopefully decrease the suffering of our families, friends, and churches?
Let’s start with a table of contents (also found in the three-dot menu at the top and at the bottom of each post/chapter), then end with a sample of what the Bible and science are talking about.
TABLE OF CONTENTSand EXCERPTS OF CHAPTERS
Science proves prophecy is taking place today.
2. Revelation in the 21st Century
For the first time in history, the fulfillment of prophecies surrounding the second coming is not only possible, but probable.
3. Biblical Laws and Sublaws (Sound Hermeneutics) for Truth
Truth reveals reality.
4. Rules for Interpreting Apocalyptic Literature
A literal hermeneutic unlocksbiblical mysteries.
5. Deuteronomy 28 and Revelation
God warned that He would removelife-sustaining resources.
6. The Prophets and Revelation
God’s judgment of sin can bring downa nation or a planet.
7. The Complex, Global System of Revelation
God’s judgment affects global lands, oceans, terrestrial waters, and skies.
8. The First Four Trumpets, Bowls, and Seals in Revelation
This vicious cycle will cause the fall of earth’s civilization.
9. Land in Revelation and Science
A third of the earth will be burned up (Rev 8:7).
10. Oceans in Revelation and Science
A third–increasing to all–creatures in the oceans will die (Rev 8:9; 16:3).
11. Terrestrial Waters in Revelation and Science
A third of the waters will decimate human populations (Rev 8:10-11; 16:4-7).
12. Skies in Revelation and Science
A third of the skies will be transformed until people on earth are scorched with fierce heat (Rev 8:12; 16:8-9).
13. Extreme Weather in Revelation and Science
Global warming will cause catastrophic climate change wreaking havoc and chaos.
Charts provide a visual overview of Revelation and associated passages on what happens just before and after the second coming of Christ.
15. Surviving the Collapse of Civilization: “Noah Now”
“Behold, the Lord lays the earth waste,” (Isa 24; Rev 6:12-17).
It is time to bring Revelation into the 21st century. Prophecies in the Bible are roaring across the horizon of humanity and even unbelievers across the nations are sounding alarms.
In depth knowledge of these breaking events and research from the Bible often correlated with current international science, is presented in this website. Revelation is now – we must be ready!
Sidebar: There is good science and bad science, just like there is good theology and bad theology. The only way to achieve “good” is to follow the biblical laws for the discovery of truth–which, by the way, are the foundation of good science (c.f. chapter 3). Theologians and scientists who do not follow these laws of God end in error. Those who do, greatly increase their power to understand reality.
Jesus said in the Bible, “You must be ready,”(Matt 22:42). The Bible is God’s only word to humankind. It is the highest and final authority about and over whatever it speaks. God is universally sovereign, even over climate change. Good science is the accurate study of God’s creation, including climate change. Today, science is echoing biblical prophecies with terrifying predictions.
“For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah, . . . You also must be ready,” (Matt 24:37, 44). Noah was awake and took action to be ready for the coming global judgment–the collapse of civilization. It took him one hundred years to get ready. Jesus gave him as our example. Since he started long before he saw the approaching darkness, and we can now see storm clouds rising on the horizon, time is short. “When you see all these things, recognize that He is near,” (Matt 24:33).
I include below an abbreviated sample from one post on how Bible prophecy and science predictions are emerging and merging before the world today.
The Second Trumpet and Second Bowl: The Death of the Oceans
Revelation 8:8-9 and 16:3
The second trumpet in the last book of the Bible, Revelation, sounds the death of one-third of the creatures in the seas. The second bowl pours out death on all of the creatures in the seas. Revelation is global. According to this context, the word “seas” in the New Testament represents every ocean on the planet. The transition from the death of a third to all living creatures in the oceans reveals a process taking place over time. Sometimes God’s judgment was immediate (Sodom). Many times God’s judgment took years (the droughts during the days of Joseph and Elijah) as He showed mercy giving widespread knowledge of coming catastrophes and time to repent and to prepare. Revelation gave us time. That time is coming to a close; for the first time in history, every general and specific prophecy of His coming has a high probability of fulfillment in this century, including the gospel being preached to all the nations before the second coming of Jesus (Matt 24:14).
Death in the OceansAccording to Revelation and Science
Revelation says that a third progressing to all the sea creatures in the oceans will die. In 1950, there were 45 dead zones in the oceans around the world; zones so devoid of oxygen or so toxic that fish could not survive. Research in 2008 counted 405 dead zones in oceans around the world and this number is growing. As of 2018, Britain’s top newspaper, The Guardian, reported “at least 500 dead zones have now been reported near coasts” around the world. Professor Robert Diaz at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science emphasizes not only “the increasing expansion of coastal dead zones [but the] decline in open ocean oxygen” that will lead to “severe and persistent mortality of fisheries.”
The oceans’ fisheries (large populations of different species of fish) are dying from rising temperatures, anoxia, pollution, overfishing, and plagues due to tropic cascades (i.e. kill off predators–like the harvest of 274,000 sharks every day–and a plague of jellyfish destroys fisheries).
“In 2003, a scientific report estimated that industrial fishing had reduced the number of large ocean fish to just 10 percent of their preindustrial population.” Ninety percent of the large fish in the oceans are gone. Regarding all the fish, large and small in the oceans: 53% of the world’s fisheries are fully exploited, 32% are overexploited or depleted, and the top ten marine fisheries (30% of the fish) are fully or overexploited. “The global fishing fleet is 2.5 times larger than what the oceans can sustainably support–meaning that humans take far more fish from the ocean than can be replaced naturally.” “Led by the sushi market in Japan, the global demand for succulent tuna meat has driven stocks of the once ubiquitous species to the brink of collapse. Fisheries in the Mediterranean . . . are in particular peril, with some studies showing highly prized blue fin tuna near extinction there.” The Atlantic cod and California’s sardines were harvested to the brink of extinction by the mid-1900s. The Peruvian anchovy fisheries crashed in the 1970s. The cod fishery off Newfoundland collapsed in the 1990s. The sole fisheries in the Irish Sea and English Channel are close to shutting down. Pacific herring is down 71% and Atlantic herring down 63%. By 1989, 90 million tonnes per year of catch were being taken from the oceans crossing the peak of production. “Unless the current situation improves, stocks of all species currently fished for food are predicted to collapse by 2048.” The World Health Organization states that one billion people on the planet depend on fish as their primary protein source.
We can hear the second trumpet loudly sounding. We can see the second bowl slowly pouring. They are indicative of all first four trumpets and bowls in Revelation heralding the disintegration of our planet’s lands, oceans, terrestrial waters, and skies–a vicious, complex feedback system revealed through science–in preparation for the eventual collapse of civilization; a state so severe that nations will clamor for one man to unite them, to control the chaos, to bring back peace and prosperity. He will have forty-two months (Rev 13:5). The world will worship him for his accomplishments, but he will do so at an unconscionable price (2 Thess 2:1-4). The good news is that after this man of lawlessness unifies the nations, the Lord Jesus will come back to earth. These are the signs of His return. Jesus said,
“You must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming,” (Matt 24:44).
This site is about the coming downfall of global civilization according to Revelation’s first four trumpets, bowls, and seals and other scriptures. Like the days of Noah, this catastrophe will be global (Matt 24:37-39, 44). I will lay a foundation of biblical and scientific knowledge for you to see how serious and urgent it is for us to shift paradigms; we must stop dancing on the Titanic and start building our arks.
Dr. B. A. Vannah
 James Hansen, “Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity,” (New York: Bloomsbury, 2009). Dr. Hansen is NASA’s best-known scientist for testifying before Congress in the 1980s about the coming danger of global warming.
 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ocean-dead-zones/ “What Causes Ocean “Dead Zones?” September 25, 2012.
 Damian Carrington, “Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn,” January 4, 2018. Retrieved from https://www.the guardian.com/environment/2018/jan/04/oceans-suffocating/
 World Wildlife Federation (WWF Global), “Unsustainable fishing.” Retrieved from http://wwf.panda.org/about_out_eart/blue_planet/problems/problems_fishing/
 World Wildlife Federation, “Overfishing-the plundering of our oceans.” Retrieved from http://www.wwf.org.au/our_work/
 Retrieved from http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-overfishing/
 B. Worm et. al., (2006), “Impacts of biodiversity loss on ocean ecosystem services.” Science, 314:787.
 Images in order of appearance: “Lightning and Tornado Over Village” by Ralph W. Lambrecht from Pexels.com; “Fire Seasons Getting Longer” by climate.nasa.gov.; Turtle in Dead Reef by Belle Co on pexels.com; “Cracked brown soil” by redcharlie from Unsplash; Smoke Pollution Sunset on Pixabay; “Staring Down Hurricane Florence” from nasa.gov; “City Disaster End of the World“–Free Photo on Pixabay. James Hansen, “Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity,” (New York: Bloomsbury, 2009).