Famine & Natural Disaster

The Brew Is A Musing

“There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.” (Matthew 24:7b).

This verse lists two signs, which can occur independently or in tandem (natural disasters often lead to famine).

Famine – It is estimated that the world produces enough food to feed everyone in the world with at least 2,720 kilocalories (kcal) per person per day. Yet the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly 870 million of the earth’s 7.1 billion people, or nearly one in eight (twelve percent), suffered from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. (1) Thus today, famine is an issue of affordability and/or distribution rather than scarcity caused by worldwide famine and disaster. A time is coming when this will no longer be the case, and perhaps we are already witnessing the birth pains.

Natural Disaster – According to recent studies, the number of natural/climatic (floods, storms, tropical cyclones, local storms, heat/cold waves…

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Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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