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The Core of the Earth


“The Earthquake Engine in the Core of the Earth”

Signs at the Time of the End

 Translation of text by the New English Bible

Commentary by Robert D. Mock MD

February 2004


All through the TaNaKh (Old Testament) we read the testimony of the Hebrews and how they lived through many catastrophic events that occurred during their lifetimes.  The world of the patriarchs and the prophets appeared to be a world in which we are totally unfamiliar with todayEarthquakes appeared to be a recurrent cycle in the days from Noah’s Great Flood and the splitting of the Great Rift Valley at the Vale of Siddim in the days of Abraham to the future prophetic days of the Maschiach (Messiah) as revealed by the prophets Amos, Obadiah and Hezekiah.    


What was recorded was earth changing events that occurred in the lives of the Hebrews and the future earth changing events that the prophets foretold in the era before the restoration of Israel.  Yet how did the Lord of hosts use His universal powers to intervene in the lives of His chosen people.  This is part of the theme of this present article.


We know according to the testimony of the prophets in the TaNaKh and the B’rit Hadashah (New Testament) that earthquakes, fiery bolides, hail stones and fiery eruptions were and will be a part of these earth-shaking events.  Yet what is the engine in the center of this planet that is the driving force of earthquakes, volcanoes, crustal shifting and tectonic continental plate movements that evoked our spiritual forefathers to recognize these events as ‘Acts of God’.


According to Nature Magazine in April 30, 2001, scientist Alessandro Forte of the University of Western Ontario and Jerry Mitrovica of the University of Toronto found that the earth is fueled by a four piston heat engine with two large sinking cold slabs and two equally large rising hot flumes.  These heat engines are the responsible agents for the generation of earthquakes, volcanoes, continental tectonic plate movements and even climate changes. 

This thesis was also affirmed by Professor Sue O’Reilly of the University of Macquarie who suggests that that earth is overlain by a brittle yet cool crust, but underneath is a thick mantel of about 1000 miles thick that continuously mixes with the heat from the molten core of the earth. These viscous blobs of primitive earth material that rise and fall between the mantle and the core, continuously mix and churn under the mantel of the earth. They form the dynamic energy of earthquakes and volcanoes.


When we start seeing strange phenomenon occurring in the natural world that includes unusual migrations of birds, mammals and sea animals, then people have to think beyond the conventional scientific thinking and be willing to ask questions.  In July 27, 2002, national attention was received when 12 tons of dead and dying jumbo flying squid were washed ashore at La Jolla Cove.  According to Eric Hochberg, scientist at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, “It may have been the largest local mass stranding in nearly 100 years.”  It was reported that the squid made strange noises like a dolphin or a seal as they were dying. One observer states, “The thing that weirds me out about the squid is that they have humanlike eyes.” 


Known as Dosidicus gigas, the Jumbo Flying Squid live along the middle to northern eastern Pacific Ocean, yet they are now showing up from Orange County down to Baja.  This phenomenon is believed by scientists to be related to the unusual heating in different areas of the Pacific Ocean by El Nino.


More and more scientific study is being done at the core of the earth. This molten core is believed to have an inner iron core about the size of the moon, whose temperatures are more akin to the heat of the sun. Surrounding it is an outer fluid iron core.  If you have ever watched a lava lamp, then you can understand the dynamic inferno in the center of this earth with the magma convection currents rising and sinking to the surface and then back as they cool and then reheat.  The outer core of the earth with its smaller diameter spinning faster causes the rising and falling magma to twist and spiral-like a DNA helical spiral. Understand that this magma surrounds an iron core that is spinning and as such acts like the copper windings around an electric generator.  Massive electric currents, called electromagnetic induction, flow between these positive and negative poles and become the hidden source for the magnetic field that surrounds our earth and continuously regenerates that field. 


 A 3-D magnetic field surrounding the earth in the Glatzmaier-Roberts geodynamo model at the Pittsburg Superconducting Center and the Los Alamos Laboratories.


While these mega electrical forces are spinning and rotating in the center of our earth, massive solar storms and bursts of radiation race out from the sun at the speed of light, part of which slam against the magnetic shield around the earth and the rest traveling across the solar system.  At the point in time when the magnetic field is at the maximum on the surface of the sun, it forms a complete polar reversal and the north and the south poles of the sun exchange places.  The high speed coronal mass ejections, called solar flares, spew out the sun ejecta and in route distort the sun’s magnetic field. 


As these solar flares travel towards the earth, they slam into the magnetic field of the earth, bending, distorting and reshaping the earth’s field.  When these massive solar flares pass through the earth it powers up the internal thermal dynamo and fuels further the energy currents that rise from the molten core to the surface of the earth.


Beneath the bottoms of the oceans, the once cold waters thousands of feet in the depths of the mighty trenches are warming up.  These warm areas, especially in the Pacific Ocean are believed to be causing the weather changes across the American continents known as El Nino and La Nina. Here is the reason believed to be why the flying squid living in the deep trenches of the Pacific Ocean are now coming up to the surface.  The deep trenches in some areas are becoming warmer than the surface of the ocean.


Image the earth as a moving planet in our solar system with an iron core and covered with water.  What you see is an ideal electrical conductor.  As the magnetic fields are moved and shifted by the external sun flares, it generates electricity in the center of the earth by electromagnetic induction.


How then is heat generated within the earth?  The cause of heat in the infernal core of the earth is compressed by gravity, internal friction, radioactive decay and electrical currents flowing through the earth from the sun.  The first three are stable and ongoing forces that are usually uniform in their see captionconduct.  The most variable are the electrical currents coming from the sun which increases the electrical voltage through the earth. There are times when the sun undergoes increasing cycles of sunspots and for longer duration.  If the sunspots become more pronounced it will affect the inner planetary temperature core. 


Double Sunspot Cycle 23


As the temperature rises, the spiraling rise of the magma flows will become more intense. This turbulence underneath the tectonic plates of this earth causes earthquakes to form and create vents in the crust of the earth where volcanoes may eventually erupt.


The heat radiating under the seas and warming up the oceans is also causing the polar ice caps to melt and warm the continental land masses while the glaciers and ice fields continue to melt.  This phenomenon has been occurring well over a hundred years as attested by pictures of the receding glaciers at Glacier National Park in Alaska over the last century.  This form of global warming is totally directed by the Hand of the Lord.  What is importance is that the workings of man have no part in it.  These are the ‘Acts of God’.


Yet the power of man is not impotent.  We do a good job of forsaking the original ‘dominion’ that was given to Adam to preserve and to protect and instead rape and destroy the natural world around us for our own power, greed and control. 

A cry has gone throughout the world as the effects of global warming have predictably been affecting more and more of the world’s population. The waters in the Great Barrier Reed in Australia were the warmest on record in the summer of 2002Massive coral bleaching was reported by scientists of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).  This institute completed an atlas of sea temperatures of the Great Barrier Reef over the past decade and comparing it with historical data showed that 2002 was the warmest water temperatures off northeast Australia since 1870. 


Mass bleaching as reported by AIMS showed that on the world’s largest living organism, the barrier reef, with 133,300 square miles of coral, over 60% of the reef was affected.  “According to Craig Steinberg, AIMS oceanographer, “The outlook isn’t good. If coral can’t adapt then they’re going to bleach and you get mass mortality.  These sea creatures live with one to two degree of their maximum temperature threshold and a tiny increase in temperature will result in mass extinction of the entire barrier reef.


Over in American we witnessed the most massive forest fires in Colorado and the western states in the summer of 2002 seen in decades.  A year later, in the summer of 2003, we witnessed the highest temperature in England in 350 years in the summer of 2003 when the worse heat wave also in centuries hit France with an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 heat related deaths that caused the political job of more than one French governmental minister.  That fall, October, 2003, the most devastating cluster of fires hit the southern coastline of California

NASA Goddard Space Flight Photo of the Southern California Fires


The hottest summer of 2003 has been getting the attention of scientists.  Professor Philip Jones of the climate research unit in University of East Anglia in the UK and Professor Michael Mann of the University of Virginia in American published a recent study in the Geophysical Research Letters supporting the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change when they concluded that temperatures date for the last 1,000 years affirm that the 20th century had the warmest climate on record


Going back to the records in nature, studying trunks of ancient trees, cores drilled in the icecaps of Greenland and Antarctica, and historical records in Netherlands, Switzerland and China, Jones and Mann concluded that the northern half of this planet earth is the warmest since the time of Christ, two thousand years ago.


Atmospheric gases trapped in polar ice has suggested that before the Industrial Revolution, the level of carbon dioxide was 280 parts per million.  Modern carbon dioxide readings were first taken in 1958 and in that year the carbon dioxide reading was 315 ppm.  By 2002, the level was over 370 ppm.  While the world temperature levels do not seem to rise totally parallel with the rise in carbon dioxide, it has become an increasing factor along with solar flares, oceanic cycles and volcanic eruptions.  The debate continues on how much the populations of the world are contributing to these temperature rises.  What scientists are not asking, are these changes the result of an Act of God?  If God is intervening, then is He trying also to say something to each of us?


Official temperature reading around the world began in 1880.  In order to extrapolate temperatures in the past, scientists have used evidence from tree rings and corals, oxygen bubbles in ice plus cores from soil and sediments below the earth’s surface.  The evidence generally accepted is that the temperature of the earth since the millennial celebration in 1000 CE the temperature on the planet has remained constant or possibly cooled a bit. That evidence has now been refuted.   In the past 150 years, it has heated up by 1 degree.  Why the change and why so fast?  Is this another preparation for the time of the end?  Is this another way of awaking the world’s populations to the future signs in the natural world that the Lord of hosts will be preparing to herald His coming? 


For BibleSearchers, global warming, caused in part by the rise in the burning of fossils fuels in the past century, is now rapidly spinning out of proportion to the destruction that humans are causing and can cause on this planet. Once again are we seeing the finger of the Lord working through the natural forces or the Laws of His Creation?


Increasingly we are beginning to understand how the internal dynamic relationship of the core of our earth is affected by the turbulence and upheavals on the sun.  The years 2000-2002 saw the apex of one of the most potent of the 11 year solar cycles recorded over the last 120 years.  This cycle also depicted a rare double peak. And then in the fall of 2003 near the bottom of the cycle, a massive third spike caused one of the largest solar flares ever recorded. As the solar flares raced from a resurgent sun and slammed into the magnetic field of this earth, it energized the central iron core causing the magma flows to race up to the surface of the earth where under the mantle of this planet the oceans and the continental land masses were warmed and the continental land masses became disturbed.   


Scientists are recording today increased volcanic activity on the floor of the oceans and increased volcanic activity in the middle of the earth between the 30th parallels.  The areas of Yellowstone National Park in North America and on the continent of Africa especially along the Great Rift area are especially watched as the earth there is bulging on the surface of the earth from the volcanic pressure beneath. Over the last few years the once dormant or quiescent volcanic areas of Hawaii and Italy are showing more activity.  More scientific studies are affirming the increased activity of the plumes erupting in the center of the earth.


How does scientific evidence suggest that this increased activity within the core of the earth will potentially affect the surface of the earth?  The closest distance from the surface of the earth to the core of the earth is the huge trenches in the oceans of the world.  With the warming of those once frigid waters in vast oceans of the earth as volcanic forces radiate heat from the erupting plumes from the core, the intensity of the cycles of El Nino and La Nina will become more pronounced.  Projected volcanic upheavals will affect the tectonic plates within the earth and eventual instability of not only the crustal surface of the earth but also increase the instability in the earth’s rotationThe era of uniformitarian natural laws governing the earth sciences may be about over and a new era of catastrophes may be about to erupt over the entire planetary globe.


If the Lord of hosts chooses to extend this present solar cycle and allow the sun to flare with greater intensity, then we will begin to see increased number of earthquakes and volcanic activity.  If not then the peak of the next solar cycle will occur in the year 2010.  Is it of interest that these dates precede the date of the final end of the ancient Mayan Calendar in 2012?  These are the natural forces that under the control of the Hand of the Lord, who broke up the continental plates, displaced the ocean floors and caused the mountain ranges to rise.  It is of any wonder that in that Great Day of the Lord, earthquakes and volcanoes will be witnessed over the whole earth as seismic and tectonic changes will begin to occur as Yahshua haMaschiach (Messiah) will return to claim His own. 


Part One - Lunar and Solar Eclipse

Part Two - The Resurgent Sun

Part Three - The Internal Dynamo Engine in the Center of the Earth


Message from BibleSearchers


BibleSearchers scans the world for information that has relevance on the time of the end.  It is our prayer that this will allow the believers in the Almighty One of Israel to “watch and be ready”.  Our readiness has nothing to do trying to halt the progression of evil on our planet earth.  In our readiness, we seek to be prepared for the coming of the Messiah of Israel so that goodness and evil will be manifested in its fullest.  Our preparation is a pathway of spiritual readiness for a world of peace.  Our defender is the Lord of hosts. The time of the end suggests that the Eternal One of Israel’s intent is to close out this chapter of earth’s history so that the perpetrators of evil, those that seek power, greed and control, will be eliminated from this planet earth.  The wars of the heavens are being played out on this planet earth and humans will live through it to testify of the might, power, justice and the love of the God of Israel.  In a world of corruption and disinformation, we cannot always know what the historical truth is and who is promoting evil or mis-information.  We cannot guarantee our sources but we will always seek to portray trends that can be validated in the Torah and the testimony of the prophets of the Old and the New Testament.



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