Revelation 8:8-9: The Second Trumpet’s Burning Mountain

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There’s been a lot of speculation about the second trumpet discussed in Revelation 8:8-9 in recent years. For instance, I listened to a “prophecy expert” on the radio discuss the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill shortly after it transpired. The “expert” proclaimed his belief that prophecies inside and outside the Bible accounted for the Deepwater Water Horizon Oil Spill. The “expert” suggested that the prophecies concerning the second trumpet of the Book of Revelation may be linked to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

I disagreed with this “expert” at the time because I believe there’s a much greater disaster that will fulfill the second trumpet. In this article, I will discuss this upcoming disaster.

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.” (Revelation 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.

No mountain is large enough to destroy 1/3 of the world’s ships by just crashing into them. However, the resulting tsunami from a collapsing mountain would have the potential to create massive destruction far beyond the area 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

I hope you found this article interesting. If you would like to read about other end time disasters like a plague of 100 lbs. hailstones hitting the earth, click this link for my article on the seventh vial judgment hailstones.

 

  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.

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paul best
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paul best

And here I was thinking that I was the lone visionary who understood the image of the burning mountain falling into the sea as the DeepWater Horizon spill. How about that,,someone else understands as well. However,,there is more meaning hidden within the image,,now what is that meaning?
That I will not tell. Sorry can not. But indeed, someone else *the expert* has seen what the image partly means. I live in new orleans and visited that area the day Obama madea helicopter view of the disaster.

paul best
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paul best

paul best new orleans

Eaglet
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Eaglet

Asteriod when it enters our atmosphere can be likened to a burning mountain. And the possibility of it landing on the sea is very high.

Danielle Shuford
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Danielle Shuford

It could be the mountain that San Francisco sits on. The presidio is full of eucalyptus trees a known fire hazard in a region prone to wild fires. SF sits on a huge fault line WAY OVER DUE to go off. If those trees burn and there is a massive quake to send SF into the sea, the resulting tsunami would deviate ships in the Pacfic with all the commotion over North Korea a lot of navy’s are there right now.

Ernst
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Ernst

The burning mountain mentioned in Rev 8:8-9 could very well be a huge under sea volcano like Tamu Massif ( although extinct now… could become active in the future) or another massive undersea volcano mass like the Ontong Java Plateau. Either one of these huge volcanic masses under the sea would cause 1/3 of the sea creatures to die from lava and toxic gases contaminating the sea and the huge tsunami waves generated from such powerful underwater volcanic eruptions would definitely destroy 1/3 of the ships . The text “…as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast… Read more »

Dreasme
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Dreasme

Right now with all the earthquakes a piece of the island is cracking off and collapsing into the ocean which will cause a tsunami r
That will wipe out more then we can I agine

Dreasme
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Dreasme

Its not Yellowstone it’s hawaii

Lauren
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Lauren

Within the last few days experts have been called in as this volcano, as well as at yellowstone, is showing possible signs of eruption..

GREG MAY
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GREG MAY

RAPTURE READY REPORTED TODAY October 4, 2016 THAT THE VOLCANO ON Tenerife IS GETTING READY TO EXPLODE. I BELIEVE THIS IS THE ‘MOUNTAIN OF FIRE’ DESCRIBED IN THE BOOK OF REVELATIION.

Anonymous
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Sara
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I was reading Revelation 8:8 and My first thought was volcano. I googled 2nd trumpet and volcano and here I am. I was glad to find others who think alike. Thanks for putting the information together.

Denis
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Denis

Could be an asteroid collision.

Ben Gillis
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Ben Gillis

Hi,
why wouldn’t a burning mountain be an asteroid or meteorite?
Before I assumed a given geographical location like La Palma, wouldn’t it be more prudent to have biblical references backing that up?
AFAIK, there are biblical references as to what this mountain could be, so ANYTHING is a possibility, no? And, more prudent to say that than make a prediction of La Palma???
Regards,
Ben Gillis

Ben Gillis
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Ben Gillis

> AFAIK, there are biblical references as to what this mountain could be
sorry, *no* biblical references as to what this mountain could be

Snodgrass
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Snodgrass

Yes, the “something like a burning mountain” is a volcano, but is cast into the sea by an end time believer to protect a populace. The result on this sea is of course widespread destruction, but many more would have died if the believer had not acted; many who had not yet come to faith amidst the end time chaos.

Wormwood is a different event.

Wayne Croley
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts Sean.  I haven’t written an article specifically about what I think Wormwood is, but in the past I’ve thought about the possibility of a comet since its tail and the contents of its tail would spread out over the world as it descends.  I don’t rule out an object from space in the third trumpet or even in the second trumpet if the events are connected.