Last night I was listening to my radio while I trying to figure out what I was going to write today for the blog. The host of the radio program I listened to was interviewing a “prophecy expert” about current events including the Gulf Oil Spill. The guest proclaimed his belief that prophecies inside and outside the Bible accounted for the Gulf Oil Spill. The guest literally had me cringing when he suggested that the prophecies concerning the second trumpet of the Book of Revelation may be linked to the Gulf Oil Spill (a suggestion like that makes me wonder how a person earns the title “prophecy expert”).

The idea that the explosion of the BP deepwater oil rig fulfills the description of the second trumpet seems preposterous to me. Instead of ranting about how some “prophecy experts” often overestimate the importance current events, I’ll tell you what I think is the entity that is likely going to fulfill the second trumpet in this article.

Revelation 8:8-9 describe a burning mountain falling into the sea. The result is massive destruction and massive loss of life.

(8) And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; (9) And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.” (Rev 8:8-9)

The description of a burning mountain collapsing into the sea sounds like a description of a volcano collapsing into the sea as volcanoes can easily be described as “burning mountains”. The impact of the burning mountain’s collapse has wide-scale impact-likely over a large geographic area since 1/3 of the world’s ships are destroyed from its collapse.

  • There is no mountain large enough to destroy 1/3 of the world’s ships by just crashing into them. However, the tsunami a collapsing mountain could cause would have the potential to create massive destruction over a large area beyond the site of the collapse.

I believe that the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma (Canary Islands) is likely going to be the burning mountain that falls into the sea.

  • Geologists found that the western flank of the Cumbre Vieja is ready to collapse into the Atlantic Ocean during its next big eruption. Geologists’ computer models and experiments estimate that the collapse of the Cumbre Vieja’s western flank into the Atlantic Ocean would unleash a monster mega-tsunami that would devastate a huge swath of the Atlantic coastline, including the entire U.S. eastern seaboard.1 There would be catastrophic destruction to shipping and coastlines in wake of the tsunami and a tremendous loss of life.

The following video discusses how a volcanic eruption is crucial to causing the Cumbre Vieja to collapse into the Atlantic Ocean.

Volcanic collapse- Mega Tsunami – BBC

The following video shows how a large landslide (like a collapsing Cumbre Vieja) can generate a massive mega-tsunami that can travel large distances.

BBC Nature: Mega Tsunami – Landslide Analysis

The following video discusses the potential impact that the collapsing Cumbre Vieja could have on the East Coast of the U.S.

Fearing the future – Mega Tsunami – BBC


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  1.  Ward, Steve. N. and Simon Day. “Cumbre Vieja Volcano — Potential Collapse and Tsunami at La Palma, Canary Islands”. Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 28, Issue 17, p. 3397-3400.