As they do at least a couple times a year, the Worldnetdaily has a breathless article about some entirely mundane (if pretty cool) astronomical phenomenon that is a sign from God or a warning from God. And God, of course, is telling us exactly what dolts like Joseph Farah believe.
A total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States this summer, an event that hasn’t happened in roughly a century.
Pastor Mark Biltz, the man who discovered the “Blood Moons” phenomenon and a Christian who urges careful attention to heavenly signs, suggests there may be something more to the eclipse.
Such as a direct warning to the United States.
“From a biblical point of view, a solar eclipse is meant as a sign from God,” Biltz told WND. “In Genesis 1:14, God declared this to be so. It is a sign that is beyond man’s control, something he can’t manipulate. Solar eclipses become biblically and prophetically significant and relevant when man understands their timing according to the biblical calendar and where they happen. Then we look for the patterns.
“As the sun is larger than the moon, the sun represents the nations of the world and the moon represents the nation of Israel, as their calendar months are based on the cycle of the moon while the nations of the world follow the sun for their calendar. When there is a total solar eclipse, it is a warning to a specific nation or nations depending on its path.”…Biltz argued signs of this kind also occurred during the modern era just before cataclysmic events.
“Now fast-forward to another solar eclipse on August 21, but this time in 1914,” he said. “This is the first day of the month of Elul, which begins the month of repentance in ‘God’s Day Timer.’ The first of Elul is when Jonah began prophesying for 40 days. Just before the eclipse, we see on June 28th, 1914, through the month of August, the events of World War 1 begin! The path of totality of the eclipse was over Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire or Middle East, including Nineveh again. This was foretelling the destruction of the Ottoman Empire in World War I.”
Biltz suggests such cataclysms may be in store for the United States, especially given the timing of the event.
“Now, this Aug 21, 2017, we have a total solar eclipse going over the United States,” he noted. “This is again at the beginning the month of repentance on the first of Elul! Could God be giving us a warning that we need to repent or judgment will be coming to the United States? The timing couldn’t be clearer!
This would be the same wingnut who made a huge deal out of the “blood moons” nonsense, during and after which nothing of any note happened despite his fevered declarations of impending doom then too. How many times can they be wrong about this kind of thing before people stop taking them seriously? Yes, that’s a rhetorical question. The answer is, of course, an infinite number of times. PT Barnum was off by a long shot; there’s a sucker born far more often than every minute.