I was reminded again of the counsel we have been given to leave the large cities of the world. Here are some quotes to consider:
Terrible shocks will come upon the earth, and the lordly palaces erected at great expense will certainly become heaps of ruins.--3MR 312 (1891).
When God's restraining hand is removed, the destroyer begins his work. Then in our cities the greatest calamities will come.--3MR 314 (1897).
The Lord gives warnings to the inhabitants of the earth, as in the Chicago fire and the fires in Melbourne, London, and the city of New York.--Ms 127, 1897.
The end is near and every city is to be turned upside down every way. There will be confusion in every city. Everything that can be shaken is to be shaken and we do not know what will come next. The judgments will be according to the wickedness of the people and the light of truth that they have had.--1MR 248 (1902).
O that God's people had a sense of the impending destruction of thousands of cities, now almost given to idolatry.--Ev 29 (1903).
The time is near when large cities will be swept away, and all should be warned of these coming judgments.--Ev 29 (1910).
Let us heed the counsel and move away from cities where hundreds of thousands of people are dwelling together in cities. Every city will be turned upside and there will be confusion in every city. Let us pray earnestly to our Father in heaven for wisdom as to how we should respond to this counsel.