April 11th, 2014 10:58 EST
False Prophet John Hagee: Blood Moons Portend End Times: Video
"Megachurch pastor John Hagee is warning his San Antonio congregation and international following of a `world-shaking event that will happen between April 2014 and October 2015.`
Hagee, founder of the Cornerstone Church, points to four blood moons, a rare astronomical event of four consecutive and complete lunar eclipses, known as a tetrad, which begins April 15. The San Antonio pastor asserts the dates of the eclipses signify a major event that will change history in a book released in October, a series of sermons and a TV special airing on Tuesday, the first night of the tetrad."
On Tuesday, April 15, the moon will be eclipsed by the Earth`s shadow. The 78-minute event will be viewable across the Western Hemisphere.
I plan on waking around 2:30 in the morning so I can witness this celestial phenomenon, but I don`t plan on donning a white robe, and I won`t be straining to hear the hoof beats of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Unfortunately, the first lunar eclipse in the cycle will take place during the Jewish Passover, and that`s all the ammunition fundamentalists need to predict the End of the World.
Hagee quotes Acts 2: 19-20 to buttress his argument that the blood moons signal the End Times:
And I will show wonders in Heaven above and signs in the Earth beneath, the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
Hagee neglects to mention that blood moons have been witnessed for thousands of years of recorded human history. It seems that the "Great and Awesome Day of the Lord" occurs at regular intervals.
A blood moon is a rare astronomical event but it doesn`t portend geological, political, theological or cosmic upheavals.
John Hagee is the same clerical clown who garnered international headlines two years ago for a series of sermons asking, " Could 2012 be the End of the World as We Know It." This huckster will use the End of the Maya Calendar, a Blood Moon, or any event that captures the public`s attention to fleece his flock.
When you witness the moon turning blood red on April 15, don`t reach for your rosary, reach for your bong and enjoy the show.
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