Sign From God? Pastor Claims The 2018 Blood Moon Was Foretold In Three Parts Of The Holy Bible
On the night of July the 27th, the world will experience the longest lunar eclipse of the century. This particular event will last almost two hours and will be quite visible in Africa and Asia. Europe, South America, and Australia will only get partial views of the event.
One other thing that makes this eclipse special is the reddish tint the Moon will have. Consequently, this kind of eclipse is called a Blood Moon. Although the Moon is hidden in the shadow of the Earth, some light passing through the planet’s atmosphere reaches our satellite's surface, but with most of the blue colors filtered out. This causes the reddish tint.
While stargazers are looking forward to the epic event, some Christian observers are suggesting that the eclipse is a sign from God. American pastor Paul Begley claims that this eclipse is a sign of the times prophesied in at least three different parts of the Holy Bible.
In an online message delivered on Tuesday, July 18th, the pastor called the night of the Blood Moon a “prophetic day.” The three scriptures he mentioned are the Book of Joel, the Book of Acts 2, and the Book of Revelation Chapter 6.
Although there is no mention of a Blood Moon in any of the books mentioned, there are references to events that suggest an eclipse. In the Book of Revelation, it is even clearer, as the Moon is mentioned in the same sentence with blood.
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood
Begley claims that the eclipse is one of the signs portending Armageddon. However, a total of 16 lunar eclipses have preceded the one set for this month, and all happened in the last century. Begley failed to explain why this particular eclipse is any different.
The blood moon is mentioned in the Bible during the end of times. Now let's hope we don't hear any trumpets.... or horsemen ⚡️— Mabelle (@MabelleK) September 28, 2015
Begley is not alone in his predictions of the end of the world. Several commentators on Twitter have also supported his claims, insisting that the predictions are indeed true.
Sad part is, ppl don't even realize that the blood moon is mentioned in the bible 😕 nor do they know what it means 😪— G (@GabeWalker__) September 28, 2015
The blood moon is mentioned quite a few times in the Bible. All the references point to the return of Christ.— emily loftis (@ehmloft) October 9, 2014
Prior to the blood moon came the huge earthquakes in Cali & Chile, this great earthquake is mentioned in a verse from a bible 😭— dayana. (@dayanageex3) April 15, 2014
For centuries, people of different faiths have suggested that the world would end at different dates. While Begley’s prediction is nothing new, it is still uncanny that he could find proof to support his claims. As always, observers can only wait and see what happens come July 27.