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Blood Moon

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by tyndale1946, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. tyndale1946

    tyndale1946 Well-Known Member

    Aug 30, 2001
    I'm sure some of you know about the coming event this Sunday according to some Pastors this could be the coming of the end times. Remember according to the Mayan Calendar in 2012 the world was also suppose to end. What are your thoughts on this passage from Joel... Is the Moon turning into Blood prophecy or just another astronomical show in the heavens?.. Your thoughts!... Brother Glen

    Joel 2:30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

    2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.

    2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
  2. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    There have been three instances of four total lunar eclipses in a row the past 500 years that coincided with Jewish holidays. So, why weren't these instances ushering in the "end times"? Could it be because there was not a wide audience for books written by end times preachers? Because that's the only difference I can see.

    Interestingly only one of these four "blood moons" (total lunar eclipses) will be visible in Israel. So why are they significant to Israel if they can't be witnessed there?

    BTW, September 28th is also when a giant meteorite is supposed to slam into the sea near Puerto Rico.
  3. BobRyan

    BobRyan Active Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    This will help - things like actual solar eclipses and lunar eclipses - are not what is talked about in Matt 24. Rather the "signs" will be more like this -


    There were many fires in Florida a few years ago and it put a haze in the sky here in Georgia - and you could easily smell ash/smoke. Nobody who had ever seen fire or been around fire was mistaking it for a 'sign'.

    No something very strange happened here in May 19, 1780


    No solar eclipse that day.
    No lunar eclipse that day.
    Nobody reported smoke or fire and no thick clouds as "the cause".

    Three centuries ago in parts of North America, a strange event turned morning to night. It remains wreathed in mystery - so what caused the Dark Day?
    Halfway through the morning the sky turns yellow. Animals run for cover and darkness descends, causing people to light candles and start to pray. By lunchtime night has fallen. Is it the end of the world?
    The Dark Day, as it's become known, took place on May 19, 1780 in New England and parts of eastern Canada. For the past 232 years historians and scientists have argued over the origins of this strange event.
    Today there are many theories. Was it the result of volcanic eruption, fire, meteor strike - or something more sinister?
    When the makers of Doctor Who this week asked fans of the show to send in their suggestions, they received a wide range of theories both plausible and Tardis-related.
    With little scientific knowledge amongst the populace in 1780, people would have been afraid. Some lawmakers in Connecticut believed it was the day of judgement. The sense that a decisive moment was afoot would have been bolstered by the fact that during the preceding days, the sun and moon glowed red.
    Historian Mike Dash says the north-east corner of the US was a deeply Protestant society with a profound interest in "guilt, sin and redemption". Dash, who wrote about the paranormal in his book Borderlands, says that faced with sudden darkness, people would look for biblical precedents.
    "There are some verses in Matthew that might have led them to believe that this is the second coming of Christ. At the time, natural events - even birds fighting in the sky - were a sign of God's intentions. The Dark Day would have seemed like a warning to Man."
    Deadly portents

    So what might explain 1780's Dark Day?

    The Met Office points out that thick cloud can drop low enough to turn on automatic street lights and require cars to use their lights. But it's unlikely this alone would be enough to cause a Dark Day.
    A solar eclipse can be ruled out as there is a record of when these occur - and they only last for a matter of minutes.
    The eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajokull in 2010 caused enough ash to enter the atmosphere to ground flights across northern Europe.
    Thomas Choularton, professor of atmospheric science at the University of Manchester, says volcanic ash clouds often cause "yellow days". Eruptions at Mount St Helens in Washington State have lowered light levels in recent decades, he adds.
    And yet there is no record of volcanic activity in 1780, he says, making a huge ash cloud an unlikely explanation. A meteorite is equally unlikely, although "you can't rule it out completely", Prof Choularton says.


    People in California are facing a lot of fire storms this year - but not a one of them reporting a "mysterious darkening of the sky around the fires" as if "that is something we never encountered on planet earth".
    #3 BobRyan, Sep 24, 2015
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  4. Darrell C

    Darrell C Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Edited note-Sorry, Bob, should have quoted you. The question was in regards to your post.

    So what do you think it was?

    God bless.
    #4 Darrell C, Oct 6, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2015
  5. Iconoclast

    Iconoclast Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2010
    The Joel 2 passage was fulfilled completely at Pentecost...acts2:16
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  6. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Member

    Oct 8, 2015
    Doom's day is definitely going to happen, but no one knows about its occurrence. We can all just assume, but we can never be so sure about it. I don't believe in these kinds of prophecy though. I only believe in what's written in the Bible.
  7. DHK

    DHK <b>Moderator</b>

    Jul 13, 2000
    Perhaps they had this in mind. Astronomically speaking they weren't too far off. :)