Is there a bad moon a-rising?

There might be, but it won’t be happening this weekend.

There’s been some very unusual “end of the world” Christian fads lately that revolve around the blood moon events, and supposedly beginning today (up to the harvest moon event on culminating on September 28th) a sequence of events will bring about the end of the world.

That’s a bonafide guarantee that these days will be as normal a day as any other day, and the doomsayers (such as the ones who churned out this bizarre video) will be wrong once again.

So why are they constantly getting the dates wrong, giving more fuel to non-believers to mock the Christian faith? It’s because they refuse to accept the clear teachings of the Bible. Jesus Himself said, “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.” (Acts 1:7) Dissenters however attempt to distort this (and other verses that give similar admonitions) by giving strained interpretations contrary to what the text says. It is true that we as Christians can discern the times, but that doesn’t mean we will be privy to specific dates. David Wilkerson, a pastor of Times Square Church had long predicted a real estate crash for years before it happened in 2008, but he never had an actual specific date for it. He just knew, as did other experts, that the bottom would eventually fall out. I believe this is what is meant by discerning the times.¬†We may not be privy to specific dates, but whenever we witness certain events that signify the end times, we are to look up and remember who our God is, and that our redemption draws near. Even if we’re not alive to see the culmination of the prophecies in Revelations, we are certainly closer to it than the previous generation was.

Our default mentality should be to always be ready, “…for ye know not when the time is.” (Mark 13:33) Those who claim otherwise are either ignorant or lying, and their folly will eventually be revealed for what it is.

I hope those who tend to fixate on dates and times and blood moon events will repent and leave these things up to the LORD, focusing instead on being effective witnesses to the lost, to stop sinning and getting tossed to and fro from every wind of doctrine. Let us become Christians who are wise in discernment and the true things of God, and not be counted among those who are “destroyed for lack of knowledge.”

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