Saturday, June 20, 2015

Best Selling doesn't mean Inspired Prophecy.

I once obliquely stated a reserved opinion about an end times interpretation. And in respect to someone who I respect greatly, I said I would reserve judgement until later.

The clock hasn't run out. But I'm going on a limb and saying that someone has their prophecy interpretation wrong.

Christianity has had many people who have taken the events of their times along with the prophecies of the Bible (including Daniel, Ezekiel, the Olivet discourse and Revelation) to conclude that we are in the really real end times. (As opposed to the last days that St. Peter said began at Pentecost)

Seeing as we are still in the church age obviously most of them have been wrong. Jesus still rules from heaven and we look forward to His second coming.

In my opinion, this Blood Moon phenomenon is an insult to prophecy, to statistics, mathematics, the intelligence of the Christian community, and the Prophet Joel.

The most prominent event perhaps was the blood moons in the fourteen nineties correlated with the eviction of the Jews from Portugal. but why would God give a sign after the event?

And where in the Word of God does God say that four equally spaced eclipses are a sign of anything?  With all due respect, if the heavens are God's billboard, all I see is dot-to-dot without numbers.

And why must they be corresponding with the feasts?  If God wants to make a sign, let Him do a true miracle, one against the mathematics of the astronomers.

And why do those get called the blood moons when other eclipses have caused a similar coloration of the moon from our point of view?

I've looked at both sides. And although I may be wrong, I'm willing to say that I think the Blood Moon phenomenon is not divinely inspired.  It's baking soda.

Another question since when does God wait an exact amount of time between judgments?  Has he ever done that? And why would the opening of the market would that be worse collapse in the attack on the towers? why is that day the day that marks the event?

I'm not convinced that next year is a jubilee year. There's to many theories about when you start counting, and whether the seventh jubilee was the super jubilee, or followed by one (50 years). I'm not convinced that God is holding America to Mosaic law in regards to these things.

Please don't get me wrong. America needs to repent. Americans need to repent. Christians need to repent. The whole world needs to repent. Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand. And any preacher who calls people to repentance in the name of Jesus is doing the work of God.

But the call to repentance can stand on its own. We do not need signs from the sky and from the calendar which make us sound no more credible than the tabloids quoting Nostradamus.  Honestly that's how I feel when I hear these things.

But these men feel that there are watchmen seeing signs of danger. And they feel they must speak, they feel God has called them to speak. I cannot ask them to be silent I can't ask them to go against their conscience.

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