The Book of Mormon: Chapter Fourty: 3 Nephi 8:4–18

Earthquake4And there began to be great doubtings and disputations among the people, notwithstanding so many signs had been given.

5And it came to pass in the thirty and fourth year, in the first month, on the fourth day of the month, there arose a great storm, such an one as never had been known in all the land.

6And there was also a great and terrible tempest; and there was terrible thunder, insomuch that it did shake the whole earth as if it was about to divide asunder.

We’re awaiting one of the most momentous occasions of all time, save the birth of Jesus Christ and his full life, ministry and death: that of His Second Coming.  The Holy Bible foretells that He will come to the earth a second time, though in a different manner than when He first entered mortality. The first time He came as a man of sorrows who was acquainted with grief (Isa. 53:3), but the second time He will come as the mighty God (Isa. 9:6). He came the first time as the Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6). He will come the second time as King of kings and Lord of Lords (Rev. 17:14). He came the first time to atone for our sins; he will come the second time to welcome the righteous and to judge those sinners who have not repented.

Additionally we know from both The Bible and The Book of Mormon that the gospel will reach every clime–something we’re striving to assist in on this very site–and, at the same time, increased calamities will befall.  Just as in The Holy Bible, The Book of Mormon testifies to Jesus Christ’s Second Coming and the events that will precede it.

In the words of one LDS “Mormon” apostle (Mormons believe in the same organization as in the early Church of Jesus Christ, and that His Church and authority are once again on the earth!):


Since the earth has been in its present fallen or telestial state, it has been subject to earthquakes. These are part of the Lord’s plan; they come by his power and fulfil his purposes. By them he delivers his servants from perils, destroys the wicked, and leaves a sign that his hand has been in transcendent events (Helaman 12:7–17(Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, pp. 211–12).

If this is new to you, we invite you to explore this message further and to request a Free Copy of the Book of Mormon, and inquire in prayer to learn for yourself if what it speaks is truth.  I testify it is a second witness of Jesus Christ and a divine record meant to aid each of us personally in our understanding of who we are and who we can ultimately become through His atoning sacrifice and Advocacy.