Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What is the biblical significance of the 4th blood moon coming September 28th?

QUESTION: What is the biblical significance of the 4th blood moon coming September 28th?

When people send me questions I always try to read them carefully and note the significant words so as to make sure I answer the actual question being asked. Without a doubt, the most significant word in your question is "biblical."

You could have asked:

What is the significance of the 4th blood moon coming September 28th?

In that case, the answer would pertain to the astronomical significance of that event—which I am unqualified to give.

You could have also asked:

What is the biblical significance of blood moons?

In that case, I would have cited for you the prophecies of the Bible foretelling the signs of the moon turning red as given in the Old Testament book of Joel (2:30–31) and the New Testament book of Revelation (6:12).

But that's not really what you asked. You said:

What is the biblical significance of the 4th blood moon coming September 28th?

And the simple answer to that question is: Nothing, whatsoever.

Here's why.

The Bible says nothing at all about any phenomenon of four red (blood) moons appearing in succession over a two year period, which is what we've been witnessing.

I will grant you that a tetrad of lunar eclipses—along with some pretty impressive timing in terms of events on the Jewish calendar—is pretty cool, to say nothing of being very interesting. But much of the speculation about what it means is just not borne out in the Word of God. For example, the passages I referenced above, while speaking of red moons, also speak of other signs—such as the sun turning blackwhich will occur at the same time. And those things have certainly not taken place.

Finally, if we choose to believe that the occurrence of the fourth blood moon is the final sign before the Lord's return, we are now effectively setting dates—something we are expressly told that no one can do. (Mark 13:32)

2 comments:

  1. Great answer Paul! It is also worth noting that the phenomenon of the blood moon is not a universal experience. In Europe there is no blood moon for example. We all tend to interpret things in light of our own vantage point, but, with the coming of Jesus it will be universal/global and without question something everyone will experience.

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  2. Great point kdavid76

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