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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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