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Shemitahs, blood moons, and apocalypse oh my.

I know some of our more charismatic friends and television sensationalists like John Hagee and Perry Stone have gone coo coo  for blood moons.  Waiting for the Shemitah to come and go can be nerve wrecking.  If the end doesn’t come they will have to make a list of all the big bad scary things that happen during the year to prove their point.  It will be the same with the blood moon.  The lack of an apocalypse will have to be explained away again.  That is the thing with making predictions and going further than what the text of the Bible actually says, you end up explaining things away out of necessity, or run the risk of having your followers leave you for the next doomsayer to fuel their fantasies.  I encourage you all to not get, “caught up” in all of the scares.  Don’t sell your house and buy a purple sweat suite with nikes and pudding just yet.  Let’s just go as far as the Bible says and not make it say things it doesn’t say, mmmkay?  There is a reason most credible theologians don’t write tons of commentary on Revelation, or other unfulfilled apocalyptic, prophetic, writings in the Bible.  It is one thing to theorize or speculate, it is another to actually teach people that God has given you some personal revelation that makes you the false-prophet du jour.  So for the love of God and His word please stop making false claims, stop getting people all upset and scared for no reason other than to profit from their fear.

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