The eclipse of the moon happens about every 4 years. The news or people talking
happens every day. Belief is only what you can count on or depend on.If you can
control the imagination of people you can control them. You can fool some of the
people some of the time but you can't fool all of the people any of the
Something is going to happen. If I can make it sound sinister and scary and
religious, I can write a book and have a best seller and make a ton of money.
Sounds like a plan. In the fall of 2012 a woman I knew
cleaned out her personal library and was selling some of the books - nearly 200
titles. They were all about the "Mayan Apocalypse" that was supposed to
happen in December of 2012. She said if it was true she wouldn't need the
books, and if it didn't happen she didn't want the books. My personal memory of such scare-books goes back to Hal Lindsey and the
"Late Great Planet Earth" that was a mega-best seller before the
predicted end didn't happen and the book faded. Such predictions, however,
go back centuries, and behind them is always a religious leader making a buck.
"In 1492, the Jews were expelled from Spain and Christopher Columbus
discovered America, giving the Jews a place to go."Huh?And "something is going to happen" isn't even trying. The bar of
credibility for those who believe in Mr. Hagee's preachments is exceedingly
If I remember correctly,according to scripture no one knows when the Lord is
going to come again, not even the Holy Angels.
@heidi hoIf you know the Super Secret Code(tm) of the Bible then you
can get the secret of when Jesus is Coming(tm) or The Secret of Biblical Weight
Loss(tm) or God's Secret to Make Lots of Money(tm) or the Secret of Prayer
that Makes God Respond(tm) or any of dozens of other topics that promise to
reveal the super-secret workings of the universe so people can be part of the
special club. It sells books by the boat-load, and if you call them
on the scam you're just a Christian-Bashing Athiest(tm) and your
Persecution(tm) is proof they are right.
As giggle-fit-inducing as these "preachers" and their apocalyptic
pronouncements are to the sane, are they really any sillier than the stuff
Latter-day Saints hear in Sunday School every week? One difference:
LDS Church leadership is smart enough and its PR team savvy enough to never be
too specific about modern prophecy, so it's not as easy to call balderdash.
I look forward to hearing a General Conference talk where someone goes
off-script and announces the date of the Second Coming. Wow, would that make my
year. Can you imagine the looks of panic on the faces of the 12?I
would love to hear something like all this "blood moon" stuff from an
LDS higher-up. Let's really test how much the faitful are willing to
swallow. All we get nowadays is cute stories, recycled "hold to the rod"
metaphores, etc. Spice it up, brethren!
For the record. Lunar Eclipse falling upon Jewish holidays which by their very
nature are set to fall on full moons is nothing miraculous. On average one out
of every six Aprils have an lunar eclipse.As far as the 2nd coming,
coming any time soon..... Until Rev 11 is fulfilled, two prophets preaching in
streets of Jerusalem for 3 1/2 years, are killed and resurrected, we have no
worries. As LDS seems to be only religion in which believes there can even be
prophets, start to worry when we send some of our top 15 leadership to preach
the Gospel in Jerusalem.
You need something to scare the believers with (so you can make lots and lots of