Blood Moon Prophecy: Supermoon Lunar Eclipse could still spell end of the world, pastors say

Unusual events in the night sky have been said to spell the end of days — but there’s some time left before we know whether that’s true

Andrew Griffin
Monday 28 September 2015 10:58
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The Supermoon Blood Moon might be over. But we’ve still got wait to find out if we’re all going to die.

Many rejoiced at the sight of the stunning blood red moon lighting up the night sky last night. But others still were pleased to find that the world was still here — after weeks of prophecies of doom because the events were thought to be a sign of the apocalypse.

The Blood Moon Prophecy has been rumbling away for some time, but came to its conclusion with last night’s Supermoon, which was lit up with a bright red. It claims that because that was the last in a tetrad of lunar eclipses — four in a series, which are divided up by six full moons — it was a sign of the end of the world.

But despite many being relieved once the Super Blood Moon had finished, it doesn’t mean that the danger has passed. The event was a sign of the end of the world, according to those who predict it, not the end of the world itself.

Much of that belief comes from a passage in Joel, from the Bible. That reads: “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.”

Previous tetrads have coincided with big events for the Jewish people. The Spanish inquisition was followed by one, in 1493 and 1494. Israel was founded just before the one that took place in the middle of the last century. And the 1967-1986 tetrad happened during Israel’s Six-Day War.

Irvin Baxter, from the Endtime Ministries in Plano, Texas is just one of many fringe religious leaders who have suggested that Blood Moon Prophecy is a sign of the apocalypse.

Baxter predicted that this tetrad will come shortly before the signing of an peace agreement between Israel and Palestine. But from there it will all fall apart, marking “the beginning of the Final Seven Years to Armageddon and the Second Coming of Jesus to the earth”, Baxter claims.

NASA: Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

Those seven years will be a period of famine, war and tribulation before the end, according to those that think the apocalypse is coming. That comes from the Bible, where a passage in Ezekiel says that before the apocalypse “those who live in the towns of Israel will go out and use the weapons for fuel and burn them up—the small and large shields, the bows and arrows, the war clubs and spears. For seven years they will use them for fuel.”

There is no sign that the end of the world began last night, or the beginnings of peace in Israel and Palestine.

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