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Does the Aug 21 eclipse fulful a biblical prophecy? Here's when the end time will be

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
8/22/2017 (4 months ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

September 23 will see the start of the Apocalypse, but what does that mean?

On August 21, most of America was treated to a solar eclipse, with the moon passing in front of the sun. For those who lived in a 70-mile-wide band stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, the eclipse was total, providing two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. For some people, this wasn't just a celestial phenomenon. This was the fulfillment of a biblical prophecy.

Does the eclipse of August 21 portend the end times?

Does the eclipse of August 21 portend the end times?

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By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
8/22/2017 (4 months ago)

Published in Green

Keywords: Apocalypse, August, 21, eclipse, September, end times, world, armageddon, David Meade


LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) -- There are a number of biblical scholars and Christian experts who think the August 21 solar eclipse is a warning of the last days. How much time we have left and what will happen next depends on which scholar you believe.

The Bible includes two notable passages that warn before the end times the sky will go dark.


The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come... (Acts 2:20)

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. (Joel 2:31)

Scholar, David Meade suggests that another passage, in Isaiah, warns that the end will come on September 23, 2017.

"Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine." (Isaiah 13:9-10)

Meade thinks this verse coincides with several other verses where the common number is 33. He calls his hypothesis the "33 Convergence." The eclipse of August 21 coincides with the number 33 because such eclipses happen roughly every 33 months. He told the Telegraph: ‽The eclipse will start in Lincoln Beach, Oregon -- the 33rd state -- and end on the 33rd degree of Charleston, South Carolina. Such a solar eclipse has not occurred since 1918, which is 99 years -- or 33 times three."

Then, 33 days after the eclipse, the moon will be at the foot of the constellation Virgo, the Virgin, and will create a sign in the heavens similar to Our Lady of Guadalupe. A virgin with a crescent at her feet and 12 stars at her head in a crown, which includes the nine stars of the constellation Leo, plus the planets Mercury, Venus and Mars. This celestial gathering is an astronomical fact -- it will happen.

If he's right, what will happen next? Nothing pleasant, but nothing too specific other than the start of the Apocalypse. The word apocalypse is usually taken to mean a violent end to the world, but it actually means beginning. Just how the apocalypse will begin is up for speculation.

Some people believe s dark planet, kept secret by NASA and governments of the world, will collide with Earth. The planet is called Niburu. NASA has debunked the idea, as have many astronomers. But of course, they could simply be part of the conspiracy. After all, what would you tell the world if you knew the world was going to end?

Possibly nothing.

Of course, there are logical problems with the Niburu story as well as fantastical claims the planet is home to an advanced humanoid race.

There are also other doomsday predictions which incorporate the August 21 eclipse. All are equally fanciful, but have die hard believers who promote them.

For most Christians, concern over the end times is pointless. Not only have end times predictions come and gone without notice, but it is a fact that anyone could pass away at any moment. Even if doomsday were in a month, what does it matter if you die tomorrow?

This is why it is better to live each day in a state of preparedness, so that when the last day comes, either by Armageddon, cataclysm, disaster, harm, accident, or natural causes, it won't matter.

For those still concerned, according to Meade, the end time will come on September 23, 2017 around, or shortly after midnight, GMT.

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