As expected after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Christian fundamentalists are lining up to proclaim that we are in the end times.
Earlier today, the Christian Broadcasting Network's Gordon Robertson remarked that "the time of redemption is nigh" and that "the earth is in birthing pangs for the coming Messiah."
Tim LaHaye, author of the Left Behind Series, was in Hawaii to address a 2-day prophecy conference. "'Left Behind' author sees Bible all over disaster," screams a headline at WorldNet Daily. The WND article goes on to say,
"The Bible tells us in Matthew 24 that one of the signs of the last days – one of the birth pangs to occur – is an increase in earthquake activity and intensity," LaHaye told WND. "We're seeing that happen here. It's not just earthquakes, but hurricanes and all kinds of natural disasters."
Indiana pastor Paul Begley whose ministry appears to be focused almost exclusively on the end times, recited his dead birds and dead fish rant, and then went on to say that the tsunami in Japan is fulfillment of biblical prophecy. "Amen!! The Lord is going to break all 7 seals, and it has begun!!" enthusiastically remarked one of his viewers.