Dangerous Creatures Threaten Cities

News and Prophecy Staff
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New research from the University of Toronto Mississauga warns, “Humans may be affecting animal evolution [adaptation] on an unprecedented scale as a result of widespread urbanisation” (IB Times, November 3, 2017). “Many species, such as rats, cockroaches, pigeons and bedbugs have come to depend on humans and proliferated as a consequence. There are now mosquitoes that have adapted to live in London Underground Stations and no longer need to feed on blood to produce eggs or become dormant in the winter. These mosquitoes, which can now also be found in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, can carry harmful diseases.”

While these adaptions may seem like interesting facts, they may also help fulfill ancient Bible prophecies. Jesus Christ foretold that one of the signs of the end of the age would be “pestilence”—diseases or infestations by pests (Luke 21:11). The apostle John warned that the devastating plagues that will strike the earth and kill many people will involve the beasts of the earth (Revelation 6:8). As animal and insect populations multiply among people in crowded urban areas, we are bound to see the spread of the diseases they transmit. To learn more about the growing dangers that threaten our modern world, read or listen to “Coming Plagues: The Pale Horse.”