Meteorite Strikes Russia
Signs and Wonders in the Heavens
Thursday, February 14, 2013 a ten ton fiery meteor about the size of a SUV blazed across the Russian sky over the Ural Mountains after sunrise, part of which went on to strike a frozen lake. Early AP reports say that upwards of 1,000 people were injured by broken glass and debris as a result of the “blast wave” that occurred after the meteor exploded in the sky. Note: In 1908 a comet fragment 100 meters in diameter exploded above Tunguska, Siberia flattening 2,000 square-kilometers of forest.
The Russian meteor strike appears to be unrelated to the February 15, 2013 asteroid (DA14) which is half the size of a football field, and large enough to destroy a city. This asteroid is expected to come within 17,000 miles of earth, passing within the ring of satellites that surround Earth. Then sometime between Thanksgiving and the end of the year Comet Ison will come into the solar system to round the sun. As it grazes the sun it will no doubt break up to some degree and as a result dramatically increase in brightness. Some astronomers expect that it might get even brighter than the moon and be seen during daylight hours crossing the sky. Astronomers know that our planet exists in a cosmic shooting gallery of objects that could strike the Earth and cause major catastrophes. Are these events occurring in a relatively short period of time coincidental or is something else going on? Do these signs and wonders speak of events foretold in the Bible?
Few people know that the Bible contains a virtual textbook of information about cosmic activity including descriptions of impacts in the atmosphere, on land, or in the ocean. Several noted astronomers, geologists and geophysicists have made convincing arguments that several of the catastrophes in the Old Testament (including Sodom & Gomorrah and the Exodus plagues) and Revelation’s prophecies are descriptions of cosmic activity. We now know that cosmic impacts can cause great earthquakes and towering tsunami. However, long before scientists came to learn about atmospheric roll back after cosmic impacts, comets carrying cyanide, and the Oort cloud of Comets that surrounds the solar system, the Bible clearly described these technical astronomical and geological phenomena.
Most recently NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft while tracking Comet Hartley 2 took photos of hailstones the size of basketballs, weighing upwards of 100 pounds. NASA scientists said that “We’ve never seen anything like this before” and that “This is a genuinely a new phenomenon.” http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/18nov_cometsnowstorm/
Yet, this is not a new phenomenon to those who study the Bible. The Bible talks about the existence of great hailstones weighing upwards of 100 pounds in Revelation 16:21 (also see Joshua 10:5-24 and Exodus 9:18-26). See “Data from Comet Hartley Continues to Support the Bible” http://christiannewswire.com/news/4010715546.html
To learn more see “THE COMETS OF GOD - New Scientific Evidence for God: Recent archeological, geological and astronomical discoveries that shine new light on the Bible and its prophecies” Jeffrey Goodman, Ph.D. www.thecometsofgod.com