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Bible Prophecy? Arkansas' dead birds and dead fish prompt massive Internet search for confirmation of apocalypse and the end times

Today, news of Arkansas' dead red-wing blackbirds and dead fish prompted an Internet firestorm of people doing massive searches relating the dead birds and dead fish to the apocalypse and/or the end times.  The article on GodDiscussion received more than 15, 817 views in 18 hours on this topic, with search terms including "dead birds Bible,"  "dead birds dead fish revelation," among other similar apocalyptic search terms, and the apocalyptic search terms for this article is still going strong at this hour.

There were many comments about "biblical prophecy" coming true with dead birds falling from the sky, the dead birds being related to the seventh seal of Revelation (one suggested the sixth seal), and upon looking, neither the sixth or seventh seals mention anything about dead birds or dead fish.   In fact, upon consulting Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, research using "birds" "fish," "dead birds," and "dead fish" turned up zero Biblical references.  Hosea 4:3 was the closest the research turned up, and was brought up by one commenter.  However, this verse talks about the whoring of Israel and the unfaithfulness of the priests of Israel and the people of Israel. It is not talking about end times, or anything having to do with the apocalypse.

Today's massive reaction to the dead birds and dead fish article reminds us of the Pew Research Forum study where 41% of Americans believe that Jesus Christ will return by the year 2050:

By the year 2050, 41% of Americans believe that Jesus Christ definitely (23%) or probably (18%) will have returned to earth. However, a 46%-plurality of the public does not believe Christ will return during the next 40 years. Fully 58% of white evangelical Christians say Christ will return to earth in this period, by far the highest percentage in any religious group. Only about a third of Catholics (32%) and even fewer white mainline Protestants (27%) predict Christ's return to earth by 2050. One-in-five religiously unaffiliated Americans also see Christ returning during the next four decades. Americans with no college experience (59%) are much more likely than those with some college experience (35%) or college graduates (19%) to expect Jesus Christ's return. By region, those in the South (52%) are the most likely to predict a Second Coming by 2050.

Because Christ's Second Coming coincides with apocalyptic events, today was proof positive that confirmation bias exists.   This morning search terms consisted mainly of "dead birds" looking for the news report, but by early afternoon to late evening the search terms changed into "dead birds in the bible," "apocalypse,"  "dead birds in the book of Revelation," "birds falling on New Year's biblical," "birds dropping from the sky bible,"  "birds fish die bible"  "the book of revelation dead birds dead fish."  See screen shot:

surge in biblical search patterns

Confirmation bias is the phenomenon where people tend to favor information that seems to "confirm" their preconceptions. As a result, people gather evidence and recall information from memory selectively, and interpret it in a biased manner. The biases appear in particular for emotionally significant issues and for established beliefs.  Clearly religion is a platform for confirmation biases.

About Dakota O'Leary

Dakota O'Leary is a freethinker, and often sassy, scholar of theology and literature. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Theology from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and her Master of Arts degree in Theology and Literature from Antioch University-Midwest. She is a contributing writer focusing on eschatology, biblical prophecy, and general religious news. Dakota is a co-host of the God Discussion radio show, offering insight to the news stories of the week. We like to call her "our in-house Biblical prophecy expert" as her articles on eschatology have received over 200,000 views on God Discussion.
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    • joe

      it's the wizard's battle that caused it. Muggle worlds got the impact….

  • http://www.goddiscussion.com admin

    Very good observations. To be honest, I have a hard time understanding why good people are so fixated on the death, destruction, pain and grief of the apocalypse … In some ways, movies such as the Left Behind series generate fear and false Biblical interpretation.

    Like Christmas, "the rapture," "birds falling from the sky" and so forth are not in the Bible. Our theology seems more motivated by Hollywood notions of Armageddon as opposed to what the Bible actually says.

  • Mimi

    It is refreshing to see a blog address such topics with such an open perception of beliefs,life, and the moral affects that preconceived notions have on people. Stating facts is merely what this is and I thoroughly appreciate the respect and mindfullness you have on others beliefs when posting. Bravo!

  • shakes

    Revelation 18:2

    With a mighty voice he shouted:

    “‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’[a]
    She has become a dwelling for demons
    and a haunt for every impure spirit,
    a haunt for every unclean bird,
    a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal

    Jeremiah 5:27

    27 Like cages full of birds,
    their houses are full of deceit;
    they have become rich and powerful

    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah%205:27;%20Revelation%2018:2

    • http://www.goddiscussion.com Dakota O'Leary

      Still not seeing the dead birds and dead fish, Shakes.

      • shakes

        Foolish and senseless people who have Eyes that do not see ears that do not hear….

        • troll

          no shakes, you took those verses completely out of context because they have absolutely nothing to do with dead birds falling from the sky; and, you have the audacity to call them foolish and senseless. your blatant self-righteous ignorance stupefies me.

        • Satan

          The bible is bull shit, Jesus never even existed.

          • Norman

            And so the king of lie's becomes bold! Yet he still capitalizes the Lords name in respect.

            Careful Satan, the Light of TRUTH shines though your lie's!

          • Jill

            Zephania 1:3
            READ IT

            It is about the end times and the death of birds,fish and even other animals. I recently googled dead birds and came across a list from secular scientists which lists ALL the cases of dead birds,fish(not in mainstream media) and…..other animals. Including pigs,horses,many others just dropping dead. Behold,here is the Lord!!

            • Christopher

              In Charles Fort's book of the damned he mentioned birds raining down from the skies in France and other places. The year…1896

              Not a scientist but I'd say that this is "normal" from time to time and freaks people out when it happens. My thoughts are more of probably some strange electrical/magnetic storm that affects the upper atmosphere more so than down here on the ground.

              I haven't the foggiest why birds drop dead from the sky or why others animals suddenly kill over but I highly doubt its the 2nd Coming of Christ because if you look this phenomenon has been going on for quite some time. I'd even bet if someone with the right research could show that this phenomenon goes back even further than in 1896.

              This year's birds dropping from the sky was less than last year…if this bird dying is a sign from God wouldn't it be getting bigger every year or something?

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  • Zac

    I noticed you said, "Fully 58% of WHITE evangelical Christians say Christ will return to earth in this period, by far the highest percentage in any religious group. " Jesus wasn't even white, just think about it.

  • Lucy

    OMG this is so crazy!!!!!!

    I also just found this:

    "100 tonnes of dead fish wash ashore in BRAZIL"

    http://www.thetotalcollapse.com/100-tonnes-of-dead-fish-wash-ashore-in-brazil/

    What is going on??????????????

  • Daniel Barr

    Are the dead animals prophecy? Yes, but they are only a small portion of biblical prophecy. Prophecy has been being fulfilled since the time of Christ.
    We have heard of wars, rumors of wars, mens hearts failing them for fear, disease, famine, plagues, etc, but there is one event that Jesus said has not happened since the days of Noah that has yet to be fulfilled. when this event happens, that will usher in the return of Christ.
    Read in Genesis: 'The sons of God looked on the Daughters of men, and took them as wives…' This is the only event that has not happened since the days of noah, which caused the Genesis flood, Angelic/fallen beings marrying in to the human race.
    Sound far fetched?
    read up on it.
    Study the Word

    • http://www.goddiscussion.com/38514/bible-prophecy-arkansas-dead-birds-and-dead-fish-prompt-massive-internet-search-for-confirmation-of-apocalypse-and-the-end-times/ Mitchell

      This event did happen already. the result of the fallen angels laying with our women, were, nephilem and men of renown.

      Numbers 13:32-33 “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants, and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

  • Reality Check

    Can't believe that nobody has mentioned that the Shale gas drilling that is known to pollute waterways and render drinking water toxic centers in Arkansas, and I believe is being drilled quite close to both incidents.

    Fish obviously would experience it en mass, and a Flock of birds I am sure eat and drink together, and in this case Die together.

  • http://aol mARLA walters

    IN MY OPINION WE WILL NOT KNOW THE TIME OF THE LORDS RETURN. FUNNY WITH THE DEAD BIRDS AND FISH I EVEN FOUND MYSELF GOOGLING. I AM WATCHING ENTIRELY TOO MUCH SCI FI CHANNEL, COULD WE BE HAVING METHANE GAS LEAKS FROM EARTH SHIFTS FROM SMALL TREMMORS THAT COULD BE CAUSING THESE PHENOM? JUST CRAZY OPINIONS.

  • Cocopea

    Hi there,

    After searching the Bible to see what God might be saying, this is what really stood out to me:

    Ecclesiastes 9:12 (NIV)
    12 Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come:
    As fish are caught in a cruel net,
    or birds are taken in a snare,
    so people are trapped by evil times
    that fall unexpectedly upon them

    Zephaniah 1:3 (NIV)
    3 “I will sweep away both man and beast;
    I will sweep away the birds in the sky
    and the fish in the sea—
    and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble.”[a]
    “When I destroy all mankind
    on the face of the earth,”
    declares the LORD,

    I know Scientists are going to attempt to explain it all, but to me, it's a clear warning from the Lord. And while they are saying it's not that "unusual", and yes-it has occurred before, but how many times has God sent warnings to his people? I wish people would take heed because I want to go home! We may not know the day of the Rapture, but clearly God is giving folks more time to repent.

    Blessings!

    • Linda

      I too think this is a clear warning. Our redemption draweth nigh. Praise God. I'm ready to go home!!!

      • Phillip

        Why do bible thumpers insist on writing in ye olde English bible-speak? Hath thou no grasp of thou modern tongue? Or doest thou speaketh in thine way always?

    • Mateo

      You know what's really scary? Psychotic people like you who see jesus christ in their frigging toast in the morning, and think that every time the sun rises, some imaginary god is watching. You can literally pull anything you want out of that old book. There are thousands of pages of nonsense that can be cherry picked and interpreted in a thousand different ways. There is no end of times. In 50 years, if your grandchildren don't get an education and you have passed on your crazy ideas, they will be saying the exact same thing. The "end of days" has been just over the horizon for the last 2000 years, and it always will be.

      • http://www.goddiscussion.com admin

        I wish I had a time machine so I could see what was being preached as Zeus started to become irrelevant, or as Mithras became irrelevant, and all the other powerful gods began to disappear. I suppose there was some end times belief then, too.

      • Erik

        Call us when you actually disprove something in the Bible.I guess we won't be hearing back from you ever again.Bye.

        • http://www.goddiscussion.com/38514/bible-prophecy-arkansas-dead-birds-and-dead-fish-prompt-massive-internet-search-for-confirmation-of-apocalypse-and-the-end-times/ Mitchell

          May I remind everyone who calls themselves a Christian that we are to watch how we also speak to others.
          What makes us a Christian is Christ inside of our hearts, however if he truly lives inside of us, we would not show another anything but love.

          Faith without works is dead.
          and our works are to be of love.
          1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
          Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

  • http://www.accessportstore.com Cobb

    It's amazing how some people will try to attach deeper meaning to every event but never attempt to make any real meaning of their own lives

  • Martin

    The effects of Revelation will be world wide and not just effect Bebe, Arkansas or 120 miles west of there. Some people, Christians and not, look for anything that is doom and gloom and they try to tie it in with Bible prophecy. I can assure you that when God does something, it will affect the world.

    I have been a student of Bible prophecy for almost 15 years and there is one thing that is very important to understand when reading prophecy; there is figurative and literal language. Whenever you are reading a passage/verse and you see where the author says "I was asleep, on my bed, in the spirit" or any other altered state contrary to consciousness the passage is figurative. This means that there are "symbols" that represent worldly things. Do you really think there is going to be a seven headed dragon with crowns or Lion-Leopard-Bear beasts with four wings roaming the earth? Of course not.

    So, my advice to these things happening is to take an unbiased look. Use the bible to validate what is happening instead of trying make the happening validate the bible. After all, it is the Word of God!

  • Norman

    We shall not know the Year, Month Day nor Hour of our Brother's & our Lords Return. But we shall know the season.

    It is easy with the unrest in today's world to take 1 – 4 or more verses of the bible and twist them into what we want or fear them to be telling us.

    With the recent natural gas find in Israel, Are we seeing Bible prophecy being fulfilled right before our eyes?

    For years, there have been some Bible teachers that have pointed to scriptures such as Deuteronomy 33:24 as evidence that Israel would someday be blessed with oil….

    "And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil."

    The truth is that there is a lot of debate about the "oil" passages throughout the Bible, but these new discoveries are certainly strengthening the case of those who strongly believe there is a lot of oil in Israel.

    I am using this only as one of the many "possible" signs of the end times, and one that has a more solid Biblical footing than that of "birds and fish".

    Here is the straight truth…

    We shall not know the Year, Month Day nor Hour of our Brother's & our Lords Return. But we shall know the season. For Christians Born Again, let us rejoice and take warning now. It is by Grace alone that we are saved, not by our works.

    I believe, with that said God is now calling to his children stronger than ever to share his word with others. Be he arrives tomorrow, 25 – 50 -100 -1000 years from now. For those of His Children here on earth that can seem like a long time, for our Father it is but a blink. Are we doing are part as His Children to draw others near to our Father?

    Be this the birth-pangs of the beginning of the end times, The end times begun, or just a worldly state of fear, Our Father calls upon us to spread his word. By Grace alone we are saved, who are we not to share the message and gift of His grace.

    Let me close by Thanking Shakes above for the following quote… "Foolish and senseless people who have Eyes that do not see ears that do not hear" Let me add "A heart made to Love God, yet it is alone"

    "Son of man, you dwell in the middle of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.:
    – Ezekiel 12:2

    Call upon our Father in reading scripture, pray for his Wisdom and Discernment. Let Him answer you if the oil and birds are indeed signs of his return! Take the Bible as a WHOLE and not by the verses you wish to hear!

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  • John

    Norman, I Love almost everything you wrote specially the last sentence also the other comments are great too, thungs up to all. With that said you need to read a pasage in revelation that will change a little bit of what you are saying. You are speaking a lot of truth here but missing something. This is a sentence you mention in your comment, "It is by Grace alone that we are saved, not by our works". Yes we are all saved by the grace of God but also you are going to received according to what work you have done on this earth for his kingdom. You are missing an important part of the Scriptures. Jesus said the following;

    Revelation 22:12-13

    12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

    Matthew 25:31-46

    The Sheep and the Goats 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. 34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
    37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
    40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
    41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
    44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
    45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
    46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

    It is true we can only be saved by the Grace of God, if it isn't by the grace of God we couldn't take a breath. It is true we can be saved by Faith. But then God will ask what work did you do for my Grace and Glory?

    God Bless all of you, Amen!

  • http://bibleprophecy Denise Clark

    if we knew the day and the hour which the lord will return there would be no reason for signs and wounders or forgiveness till the last seconds of every ones lives. trust in the lord and all will be known.

  • Andres

    I´m an atheist, and had never seen this website before, loved the article, interesting points of views on almost every comment.
    It is obvious the people who post have studied the bible; liked that.
    10/10 for Goddiscussion.

  • Beverly green

    If people would first, accept Jesus as their Savior, and live like a Christian they would have nothing to worry about!

  • http://thepalinenigma.blogspot.com Tom

    My rapture story;While living in SC I was cutting my grass and all of a sudden It seemed very quiet,Unusual for the neighborhood, as I looked around no one was in sight! I went inside and called for my wife,and got no answer. Back out and around to the yard; No Wife no People.My first thought was "Oh No I've been left behind"As it turns out my Wife had walked around to the front and then to the back.We just missed each other!As for the Quiet on my street who knows? That was,How deeply I was entwined in Fundamentalism! That was then!No more

  • Youngodd

    I have no idea what is going on. And though it seems to have no connection to the bible, or any chapter of revelations there obviously is something wrong. I ask all those who can to pray for those who are searching for answers that they find them, and bring us to peace regarding this issue, and then of course fix the problem, because the possibilities are many, and these redwinged black birds and the fish that have died are very important to our enviornment. And if it is something we know not of, I pray for my family and pray for you all. GOD speed.

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  • http://ablogination.tn420.org/blog captainkona

    I find it disturbing that anyone could possibly be ignorant enough to believe that such a catastrophe could be biblical in nature.
    (slowly shaking head in disgust)

    Arkansas is a cesspool of industrial waste. Always has been.

    The dead fish were found near Ft. Smith. A haven for industrial waste dumping in the Arkansas River which flows through to the Mississippi.
    Little Rock is in it's path and Beebe, where the birds died, is very close to Little Rock.
    Between Beebe and Little Rock there are at least 20 Steel manufacturing facilities. All of which put out more toxins than steel products.

    The birds that died in north Louisiana are right along the path of prevailing winds as weather systems move out of the NW through NW Arkansas and N Louisiana.

    A simple glance at the weather chart shows this clearly.

    Just a theory, could be "loud noises" after all.

    • Lorna

      I disagree … none of those thoughts you speak of would cause all those birds to die at the same moment It is more then we know …? I admit, I have no idea, but everything I think of it pretty bad news!!! It is possible though that the fish would die like that, but not all those birds.

    • arkansasres.

      Ok that would be of good sence if it were all the fish in the water and all the different birds of the sky, but it was of certain species. so how is that explained? I am by no means saying it has anything to do with the bible but something is going on.

    • http://God'sDiscussion Brenda

      No that is not so.There was 100 ton of fish that died at the same time in Brazil.Their was 1,000 birds that died in Houston.4000 water birds died between Sept. and November of this year.More than 150 tons of red tilapias have died in the past week in Cao Lanh District in the southern province of Dong Thap, resulting in losses of VND35 billion (US$1.7 million) for aquaculture farmers, according to an offiical source.In England 40,000 devil crabs died and washed ashore.1 million fish died in Chesapeake Bay not to mention the 100,000 fish that were found in Arkansas.In New Zealand penguins and hundreds of red snappers were found.In Florida thousands of dead fish appeared on the beaches of Port Orange. Thousands of birds have fallen from the skies over Esperance, Australia and no one knows why and while we are discussing this let us not forget about the honey bees.Thousands of bats dropped dead through out the summer months in Paris and now thousands of them are dropping dead in the northwestern portion of this country.We are not being told much in comparison as to how it really is.Something bad is wrong!

  • kgiallan

    Zephaniah 2-6

    Judgment on the Whole Earth in the Day of the LORD

    2 “I will sweep away everything
    from the face of the earth,”
    declares the LORD.
    3 “I will sweep away both man and beast;
    I will sweep away the birds in the sky
    and the fish in the sea—
    and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble.”[a]
    “When I destroy all mankind
    on the face of the earth,”
    declares the LORD,
    4 “I will stretch out my hand against Judah
    and against all who live in Jerusalem.
    I will destroy every remnant of Baal worship in this place,
    the very names of the idolatrous priests—
    5 those who bow down on the roofs
    to worship the starry host,
    those who bow down and swear by the LORD
    and who also swear by Molek,[b]
    6 those who turn back from following the LORD
    and neither seek the LORD nor inquire of him.”

  • http://www.thesimpletruth.4t.com Pastor Jeshurun

    What we are simply observing in these "end times" is a sequence of various signs, events and wonders that were prophesied by Christ himself in Mathew 24th. HE called these: "the beginning of sorrows" (earthquakes in diverse places, oil spill on the Gulf, rampant foreclosures and high unemployment, economic woes, suicide-homicides, unceasing violence and killings, etc.) This is why HE said: "Watch therefore"! And concerning His Second Coming this is what He said: "So likewise you (who are converted and know the truth) when you shall see ALL these things, know that it is near, even at the doors." Matt, 24: 33 (KJV)

    Now keep in mind that Christ's second coming is also preceded by the coming of the "Antichrist" or "man of perdition" according to Revelation and other scriptures. And interestingly enough this one is also noted by the advent of signs and lying wonders! Note: 2 Thessalonians, 2:8: "And then shall that Wicked (Antichrist) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: Even Him, whose coming is after the working of Satan (he is the Prince of the power of the air were birds fly) with ALL power and signs and lying WONDERS (remember the eerie twirl on the night sky over Sweden when Obama went to get his Nobel Prize for peace while keeping a war in Iraq?) What about the recent news of falling birds and dying fish? Well it's interesting to note two key scriptures in the Book of Enoch concerning this very thing. First I want you to take notice of why we have had the MOST SEVERE WINTER in ages all across the board! "And now give gifts (a season gift-giving) to the rain that it cease not from falling on you (we certainly had a lot of sleet and rain), nor the dew, when it has received gold and silver (aren't these tones of color what we usually adorn trees with around Xmas?) from you that it may fall. When the hoar-frost and snow with their chilliness, and ALL the snow storms with all their plagues fall on you, in those days you shall not be able to stand before them (and we are still struggling). Enoch, 100:12. Now concerning the birds falling down ironically (immediately after these winter storms and Xmas) look what Enoch has to say: "And I looked and the Lord of the sheep (that is Jesus Christ) came to them and took the staff of His anger (compare with Revelation 2:27) and struck the Earth. And the Earth was split (remember seeing mysterious sinkholes on the news recently?). And all the animals and the "birds of the sky" FELL from those sheep and sank in the earth, and it closed over them". Enoch, 90:18. This is simply a symbolic WARNING of what Christ will do at His coming to those (evil black birds or "dark forces" of Satan preying upon God's chosen sheep) who oppose HIM! This is the PLAIN AND SIMPLE TRUTH!

    • Kyle

      From wikipedia:

      The Book of Enoch (also 1 Enoch[1]) is an ancient Jewish religious work, ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. It is not currently regarded as part of the Canon of Scripture as used by Jews, apart from the Beta Israel canon; nor by any Christian group, apart from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Eritrean Orthodox Church canon.

      So citing anything from it as spiritual evidence is misguided at best and heretical at worst.

  • bryon

    8 The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, 9 a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

    There are a lot of articles trying to calm people down, telling them that there are no verses in the bible about fish or birds dying. How about Revelations 8:9? Probably has nothing to do with this incident but gee whiz. There is a reason why people looked it up. Because it's in there.

    • http://www.goddiscussion.com Dakota O'Leary

      It's not in there. It says nothing about dead birds dropping out of the sky, first of all, and you're taking the verse out of context. The entire book of Revelation was written by Christian captives during the reign of Domitian (evidence exists to support the book was written also during the time of Nero), both of whom persecuted the Christians. The mistake people are making is believing that this book is relevant for today, when it was written 2,000 years ago as a kind of "underground" book to give the Christians hope that the Romans would not always be in power. It is a confusing book, full of symbols, and those symbols are not to be interpreted in light of the modern day, but are a product of the times in which the book was written (completed around 1st century CE).

      Second problem is that some of ONE breed of fish died, and certainly not a third of ALL fishes which is what the verse says. Interpreting the Bible to agree with what you believe is not only dangerous, it's downright foolish, foments fear and incites panic.

      • Rob

        Chill dude, he already admitted it might not pertain to the verse he mentioned… no need to freak on him and call him foolish.
        And just an FYI, for Christians, correlations induce excitement, not panic. Panic is induced in those whom ignore the calling of Christ and instead are intent on living their lives in the acceptance of sin. They wouldn't need to panic if they would just accept Christ.
        Nevertheless, calling an old book irrelevant is simply hilarious considering all the other works from that time on which our society persists. (Plato? Socrates? Aristotle?)
        And for the record, the Bible is only confusing if you want it to be. It's rather straightforward for some Christians (most don't read it, which is unwise). God creates Man, Man sins against God, and the rest of the book is the effort put forth by God to reunite Himself to Man, with the eventual Revelation by John of the End Times, when God's wrath is poured upon the Earth and He finally reunites us with Himself. That's why we're excited.

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  • http://pclaptech.com Camer

    All we need to do seat quietly alone and ponder we were being created what is the purpose of my creation. What ever we do on the face of this earth will have effect on our after life. I wish all 7 billion recognize the creator of earth and heaven. All I can say be good to entire human being never hurt and harm any creature of God. And love to all for the shake of God with any personal benefit. Love all as we love our self.

  • pete

    you cant honestly believe that just because some 1800 year old book that was written by the rmoan emporer constatine and his gang of senators says the world will end that it really means anything. Of course the world will end that is scientific fact. So what does that mean. I dont think it means anything except live for today cause you never know when you will be leaving. The time is now to change the way we live and the way we treat the earth and our environment and each other. If you keep waiting for someone or something to come and fix things for you you will be waiting to the end of the earth cause it isnt going to happen. What ever happens to our spirits is going to happen no matter what you believe will happen. Wake up already you have a mind use it and stop waiting for some mystical being to come and save you, you can save yourself and in the process if we all stop polluting and killing life we can say WE fixed the world.

    • pete

      well I guess it will never be seen then but maybe you will read it anyway.

    • http://www.goddiscussion.com Dakota O'Leary

      The book of Revelation wasn't written by Constantine. It was written by a man thought to have been called "John" (or the Hebrew, Johanan).

  • Paul

    If we could fix this world, history might show some signs of improvement of the human race. However it does not. Slavery is quite a thriving "Business" as is prostitution, corruption ect ect. Case in point, we wont be fixing anything with the sheer lever of selfishness the world over. Perhaps the Bible might hold some answers for us. One question, If atheists are correct, and after we die there is nothing, then it is of no consequence to the Christian as they will know nothing with the athiests. However, if the Christians are right… I think it's a win win to consider Christ. Also, if one looks at the prophecies in the bible with an open mind, they may be pleasantly surprised. I know I was when I was unsure about theism. God bless those who want to be blessed. Oh and Pete, I totally agree that we should be nice to each other. and so does Jesus.

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  • RPANGEL

    wow, very scary isn't it. We are getting more and more signs all the time that our Lord and Savior is getting closer to coming. Lord come unto me and my family, come lord Jesus Come.

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  • bill

    True the bible says you will not no the day or hour of christs return but day and hour are very specific thats like saying it wii happen at 12:00 tomorro but. It says that you will no the season and my friends we are living in that season all u have to do is look around at what the world has become at prophecy, the sea will be raging, wars and rumurs of wars, earthquakes in diverse places, pestilince(disease) and the list goes on, and as far as the birds and fish the bible does say that a third of the beasts of the sea, land and air would die so this is just the begining, may god bless and protect u all for what is about to come.

  • bill

    one last thing its not just arkansas its kentucky, louisiana, maryland, brazil, sweden, and newzeland

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  • Jade, Kiranvir an Rachel

    It's Aliens, highlight that bitches ;)

    • Sammy

      You tell them sister's! I totally agree, there is so much more than we think there is out there! THE WORLD IS NOT ENDING! you don't need to stock up on food supplies stupid freaking sheeple!
      Ciao ;)

      • SMonark

        It's the world government. They have bought and sold the 2012 disaster story to deceive and confuse us, to cause panic. The government owns those space crafts…they are a dark force known as the illuminati , the bohemian grove, freemasons ,the NWO or the rothchilds take your pick of name to research. The world will not be ravaged like they make media cause us to believe. It will be an event of both natural yet man controlled force. The start of world war 3 the beginning of the end. Be aware this is the work of a super elite gaining control through fear

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  • Vdemitry

    KJV

    There are scriptures in the bible that does talk about this;

    Zephaniah 1
    1The word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah.

    2I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the LORD.

    3I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked: and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD.

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  • Get with it

    Being ignorant to the signs, doesn't make them any less real does it? Funny it tells in the bible that believers will see the signs for what they truly are and those who arent won't..

    Better to be prepared in advance, and not need to be, than not be prepared and wish you had…

    • Phillip

      Pascal's wager, huh?

    • Maggie

      I'm sorry… did you say "ignorant to the signs" or "ignorant to the science"?

  • Roger

    In Psalm 78 the birds fell from the sky all around the habitations for the Jews to eat…but they still sinned grieving God. Perhaps there were people hungering again, and the Lord God of Hosts has provided and maybe the proud will humble themselves and question whether they have turned their lives around enough to acknowledge their Holy Savior will return to earth sooner than they think.

  • Phillip

    It is amazing how human beings think that the "end of the world" would have to come about as a result of supernatural causes. The human species is self-centered and egotistical and has no time or concern for strategies for living that do not bring instant gratification. As a result, we have destroyed or been gradually destroying a fragile eco-system that is sure to backfire on us in short order. The earth has perpetually moved through cycles throughout its history, and will continue to do so. To think that we are immune to these cycles now because….because why? Because we are "civilized"? Or technologically advanced? We are no more immune than the dinosaurs were, or the wooly mammoths in the ice age. A great shift will occur on this earth, and we will be gone. Simple as that. And as millennia pass, new species will evolve, and life will continue. The arrogance of human beings, to believe that they are special, or chosen, is laughable. We are nothing more that carbon based organic matter like everything else that is organic on this planet. So we can think? Great. So we thought up a God. We tried to explain our pitiful and meaningless existence. Some devote their lives to living in fear and reverence to this imagined Creator. A cute little story was devised to talk about how we were perfect but then we sinned. And because we sinned, we have to repent, and spend our whole lives avoiding sensation. Especially sex. How about going back to developing our consciences for reasons not related to fear of punishment from a paternal and vengeful God. How about doing things differently out of a different kind of faith – a faith in a better world.

    • http://www.goddiscussion.com admin

      Well said.

  • oneStarMan

    When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour… Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth; and there were peals of thunder, loud noises, flashes of lightening, and an earthquake.
    Now the seven angels who had the seven trumpets made ready to blow them.

    The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, which fell on the earth; and a third of the earth was burnt up, and a third of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. (Global Warming – Deforestation)

    The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea; (Deepwater Horizon) and a third of the sea became blood,(oil+dispersant was red) a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships destroyed.(or couldn't put out to fish)

    The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the fountains of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died of the water, because it was made bitter.

    The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of their light was darkened; a third of the day was kept from shining, and likewise a third of the night.

    Then I looked, and I heard an eagle (USA-USA!)crying with a loud voice, as it flew in midheaven, "Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets which the three angels are about to blow!"

    • shaun

      1600 year old legends, ripped by old men, from even older books..please….your bible does not even have angels, in sense you describe.

      read your own legend book, fast…they help

  • Mateo

    The "end of days" has been just over the horizon for the last 2000 years, and will be for the next 2000 if we don't kill ourselves first. I can't believe so many people waste their time picking lines out of fairy tales written by cavemen who were even dumber than we are today. You can literally interpret the bible in a million different ways. Everyone just picks out what they like and hold it as absolute truth. What's really scary isn't that birds and fish are dying, rather it is the fact that so many people in this day and age are clinging to supernatural and ridiculous beliefs that even a 10 year old (who wasn't brainwashed since birth) would dismiss as pure foolishness.

  • Jordan

    "Sign's and Wonders" LOL

    The TRUTH is, Christians dont need signs at all to tell them somethings about to happen in the World. Most of the Bibles prophecies have already happened and everyone, (Not Just People who say their Christians) have the Holy Spirit.. That connects Everyone to Everything.
    So the article states above in the morning people were just typing in dead fish and birds, by evening it was dead fish birds and bible.
    This clearly proves to me that people collectivly in separate places, individualy felt the need to search more clearly.. Hmmm. Im not a scientist, but even science says nothings that random. I feel like everythings finally coming together, Not falling apart, Not Ending, Not Failing, but strengthening, Forgiving and Understanding of what each person can learn to do here to make eternity a better place.

    • http://www.goddiscussion.com admin

      It is interesting how consciousness works. I appreciate your interesting point of view on this.

      Deborah

  • Amy

    Dead birds and fish are mentioned in Zephaniah 1:3 in the Old Testament!!!

    • http://www.goddiscussion.com Dakota O'Leary

      Zephaniah 1:3 does not mention "dead" birds and fish. It says that "I will sweep away the birds of the air and the fish of the sea." It is about corruption in Judah and Jersusalem in 640-609 BCE, not the modern world.

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