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APOCALYPSE NOW: Why a rare astrological event TONIGHT could herald the 'End of Days'

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2014 at 7:48 AM
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I know most of you will poo poo this but I'm genuinely interesting in knowing if anyone has any strong feelings FOR this being something significant. Thoughts beyond the immediate eye rolling and dismissal?

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APOCALYPSE NOW: Why a rare astrological event TONIGHT could herald the 'End of Days'

IF YOU'RE feeling out of sorts today don't worry, it isn't just you.

Mars, Earth, and the Sun will all align tonight, a rare 'opposition of the planets' that only happens once every 778 days. 

But what makes this so remarkable is that it comes precisely a week before everyone on earth will see the first of FOUR dark red 'blood moons', an extraordinary event some Christians believe represents the End of Days and the second coming of Christ.

The King James Bible predicts: "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes," [Joel 2:31]. 

And, according to NASA, a highly unusual 'Tetrad' - four successive total 'blood-red' lunar eclipses each followed by six full moons - will, indeed, start a week today and finish on September 28 next year. 

The incredible alignment has only happened a handful of times in the last two thousand years but, remarkably, on each of the last three occasions it has coincided with a globally significant religious event.

Pastor and author John Hagee, from San Antonio, Texas, has written a book on the phenomenon. He believes tonight marks the dawn of a 'hugely significant event' for the world.

He says: "This is not something that some religious think tank has put together. 

"NASA has confirmed that the Tetrad has only happened three times in more than 500 years - and that it's going to happen now."

bible, end of the world, end of days, astrology, sun, moon, earth The King James Bible warns the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the 'moon into blood' [DEA]

The first Tetrad since the Middle Ages, in 1493, saw the expulsion of Jews by the Catholic Spanish Inquisition, which rocked western Europe. 

The second coincided with the establishment of the State of Israel - after thousands of years of struggle - in 1949. 

Strangely, the last one occurred in 1967 - far earlier than expected - precisely at the time of the Six-Day Arab–Israeli War.

A spokesman for NASA said: "This is the first eclipse of the year and is well placed for observers throughout the Western Hemisphere. 

"It will occur at the lunar orbit's ascending node in Virgo. 

"This is the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2014 and 2015 - a series known as a Tetrad."

nasa, nasa eclipse, nasa moon, nasa blood moon, nasa red moon, nasa blood moonsNASA has confirmed four consecutive total lunar eclipses will occur in 2014 and 2015 [NASA]

He added: "The frequency of Tetrads is variable over time. 

"Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli first pointed out that Tetrads were relatively plentiful during one 300-year interval, while none occurred at all during the next 300 years. 

"The 565-year period of the Tetrad 'seasons' is tied to the slowly decreasing eccentricity of Earth's orbit. 

"Consequently, the Tetrad period is gradually decreasing. 

"In the distant future Tetrads will no longer be possible."

tedrad, six day war, bible, arab israeli war, end of the world, doomsday predictionThe last Tedrad occurred in 1967 during the Six-Day Arab–Israeli War [AFP]

Mr Hagee explains: "According to the Biblical prophecy, world history is about to change dramatically. 

"To get four blood moons you need something absolutely extraordinary in astrological terms.

"Every time this has happened in the last 500 years, it has coincided with tragedy for the Jewish people followed by triumph. And once again, for Israel, the timing of this Tetrad is  remarkable. 

"The first of the four blood moons will come on April 15 this year, during Passover. The second will be on October 8, at the time of the Feast of the Tabernacles. 

"On April 4 2015, during Passover, we will have another blood moon. Then finally, on September 28, during next year's Feast of the Tabernacles, the fourth blood and final moon will dawn."

He adds: "To have four and have them fall on these exact dates is something that has to be beyond coincidental. 

"What is so remarkable about these blood moons is that they specifically fulfill prophecies set out in the Bible. 

"Joel Chapter Two also says the 'Day of the Lord will be as when the sun refuses to shine'.

"The really significant fact is that between these four blood moons there will be a total solar eclipse. 

"Even Jesus himself, in the Book of Luke, states there 'will be signs in the sun, moon and stars' and to 'lift up your heads for redemption draws nigh'. 

"There's a sequence of prophetic events that the Bible says will happen. It does not, ever, give a timeline.

"It just says 'when you see these signs' - and four blood moons is a very significant one - 'the end of this age is coming."

john hagee, four blood moons, end of the world, end of days, apocalypsePastor John Hagee and [inset] his book [AFP]

While NASA has confirmed the astrological validity behind some of the claims, not everyone is convinced the Tetrad means anything at all, let alone the End of Days. 

Professor Gary Shogren, a former pastor who studied the New Testament at Aberdeen University, said: "You’ll never go broke predicting the apocalypse.

"An eclipse on Passover night seems wildly improbable, but we should remember that lunar eclipses only happen on full moons and that Passover by definition always takes place on a full moon. Sukkoth (The Feast of Tabernacles) also by definition coincides with a full moon.

"I thought in 2011 we all said we weren’t going to fall for this again, when Harold Camping twice missed the date of the Second Coming?

"It really is no different this time."

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romalove
by Roma on Apr. 9, 2014 at 7:57 AM
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Hagee says for thus to happen has to be beyond coincidental. He has no evidence that it has to be beyond his words.

I was reading something yesterday about the probability of any one of us being here, the number was odds of one to tens of trillions. And yet here we each are, all random coincidences.

I think this is astrologically interesting but not supernaturally compelling.

No eye rolling at all.

alc4evermom
by on Apr. 9, 2014 at 8:08 AM
Thanks for sharing. I never know what to think of this stuff.
mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 8:11 AM
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We are on a spiral arm, one of many, here in the Milky way galaxy. How many of these kinds of astrological events happen in this galaxy? In this Universe? 

I'd say that with gravity and elliptical orbits being what they are, it happens often. All the time. All over. The difference though is that over here in this part of the Universe, there's beings capable of abstract thought and look for meaning all the time, in everything (not all of us do that). 

Astrological events do not somehow foreshadow the coming of anything except the changing of the seasons. 

momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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I'm not going to bash, but I will note that I have been alive for 50+ years now and reading/hearing apocalyptic predictions for my whole life.  I have listened to many preachers claiming that this or that recent historical event was clearly a fulfillment of a specific Biblical prophecy, which meant that the end of days was closing in.   A couple of years later, a different event is clearly the fulfillment of that prophecy.   

I have no doubt that Hagee believes what he's forecasting, at some level...but the possibility of extra book sales might have made him extra eager to look for some kind of rare physical event that he could link to Bible passages.  

I do look forward to watching the moon on April 15, though.  

And I do think we're near the end of mankind's days, because we continue to poison our planet.  

Woodbabe
by Woodie on Apr. 9, 2014 at 9:07 AM
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Are ARE a pretty random thing in this crazy world, aren't we? lol

Quoting romalove: Hagee says for thus to happen has to be beyond coincidental. He has no evidence that it has to be beyond his words. I was reading something yesterday about the probability of any one of us being here, the number was odds of one to tens of trillions. And yet here we each are, all random coincidences. I think this is astrologically interesting but not supernaturally compelling. No eye rolling at all.


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Woodbabe
by Woodie on Apr. 9, 2014 at 9:08 AM
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Me either...its interesting and I feel that there has to be some basis to all of these predictions but there have been so many that its hard to get excited about anything except the science about the event! 

Quoting alc4evermom: Thanks for sharing. I never know what to think of this stuff.


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Woodbabe
by Woodie on Apr. 9, 2014 at 9:10 AM

With the universe being so big, is it possible that there is way more out there than we can ever understand? We have the connection between the seasons and the tides, can we be certain that the rest of it is meaningless?

Quoting mehamil1:

We are on a spiral arm, one of many, here in the Milky way galaxy. How many of these kinds of astrological events happen in this galaxy? In this Universe? 

I'd say that with gravity and elliptical orbits being what they are, it happens often. All the time. All over. The difference though is that over here in this part of the Universe, there's beings capable of abstract thought and look for meaning all the time, in everything (not all of us do that). 

Astrological events do not somehow foreshadow the coming of anything except the changing of the seasons. 


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Woodbabe
by Woodie on Apr. 9, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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I agree and that's exactly why I don't get bound up in worry over these kinds of predictions. The bible clearly says man will not know...  

Quoting momtoscott:

I'm not going to bash, but I will note that I have been alive for 50+ years now and reading/hearing apocalyptic predictions for my whole life.  I have listened to many preachers claiming that this or that recent historical event was clearly a fulfillment of a specific Biblical prophecy, which meant that the end of days was closing in.   A couple of years later, a different event is clearly the fulfillment of that prophecy.   

I have no doubt that Hagee believes what he's forecasting, at some level...but the possibility of extra book sales might have made him extra eager to look for some kind of rare physical event that he could link to Bible passages.  

I do look forward to watching the moon on April 15, though.  

And I do think we're near the end of mankind's days, because we continue to poison our planet.  


~Parenting is not a Competitive Sport~
Sparta.
by Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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lauren131
by on Apr. 9, 2014 at 9:17 AM
This is very interesting is the moon just going to be blood red at night for four days or is the sun not supposed to come out at all? Sorry it was alot of reading i got alittle lost
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