"You will be hearing of [Rev 6:4] wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end." (Matthew 24:6)
Earthquakes in Japan, Indonesia, Iran, Haiti, tsunamis, wars and rumors of wars . . . these are all things that God has promised as signs to awaken humanity to the consequences of sin. Whenever a prominent pastor or broadcaster reminds us of God's warnings, the media goes bananas and calls for "firings", "removals from office", and general rejections of the message go into full gear - but what does one expect when a country's conscience is pricked and Americans are living in widespread denial and refusing to change their sinful ways.
A prophecy by St. Michael the Archangel warned of similar chastisements resulting from a sinful race (the Bayside prophecies, Bayside NY 1968-1995):
St. Michael - "Hasten, harken, and listen to the words of warning to a generation that has become perverse, degraded - and abominations committed to offend your God. In justice and for penance, there will be visited upon your earth great trials - droughts, famine, rotting crops, hurricanes, floods, all manner of earth tremors and disturbances of nature, increasing in volume, spreading throughout your world. There will be eruptions and manifestations that shall bring terror to the hearts of many, in places that have never seen nor heard of such volume of sound and fierce eruptions of the earth.
"Be ye warned that houses will blow in the wind, and skin will dry up and blow off the bones as if it had never been. Eyes will see and still not believe, so hardened are the hearts of mankind.
"The warnings, the numerous warnings that have been given to mankind have gone by unnoticed, and man continues upon his road to his own destruction. Sins of the flesh have multiplied, and many souls are falling fast into the abyss, their eternal reward being damnation in hell." (8-21-76)