You know about the total eclipse that’s coming up in a few months. We’ve written about it before — see Solar Eclipses Prove Intelligent Design. Yes, the creationists at the Discovery Institute think the eclipse is evidence that their intelligent designer — blessed be he! — arranged things so that “the most habitable place in the Solar System yields the best view of solar eclipses just when observers can best appreciate them.” Savvy Sarah said:
Mark your calendar for the 2017 eclipse; I’m certainly planning to go. But humans won’t be observing it due to chance or determinism. Rather, a designing intelligence evidently had in mind to make a habitable planet hospitable to scientific discovery — and total solar eclipses seem like a very elegant part of this cosmic and terrestrial symphony.
But it’s not just the Discoveroids. Other creationists are also going bonkers over the coming eclipse. Look what we found at WorldNetDaily (WND): Solar eclipse across U.S. called ‘a sign from God’. The article is tagged: “WND EXCLUSIVE.” You can’t find this anywhere else! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
A total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States this summer, an event that hasn’t happened in roughly a century. Everyone will experience on Aug. 21 at least 60 percent of the sun being covered, and the resulting semidarkness. Those within about a 60-mile wide diagonal line from the Pacific Northwest through South Carolina will see the sky go dark and the accompanying temperature drop.
We know all that. Let’s get to the craziness. Here it comes:
Pastor Mark Biltz, the man who discovered the “Blood Moons” phenomenon and a Christian who urges careful attention to heavenly signs, suggests it may be something that needs more attention. Such as a direct warning to the United States.
Mark Biltz? Oh yeah, we remember that guy. WND was promoting his predictions about a lunar eclipse — see The End of the World Is Upon Us. But somehow we all survived. What does he say about the coming solar eclipse? WND reports:
“From a biblical point of view, a solar eclipse is meant as a sign from God,” Biltz told WND. “In Genesis 1:14, God declared this to be so. It is a sign that is beyond man’s control, something he can’t manipulate. Solar eclipses become biblically and prophetically significant and relevant when man understands their timing according to the biblical calendar and where they happen. Then we look for the patterns.”
Patterns? Hang on, dear reader. All will be explained.
Biltz said: “Just look at the biblical pattern. Many know the story of Jonah and Nineveh from the Bible, but not the historical background events as to what had already transpired, and why they repented. In 765 B.C., a plague broke out in Nineveh where even the king was not able to go out to war, as was custom. This was followed by a civil war and then another plague!
Plague! Civil war! Another plague! Aaaargh!! WND tells us:
Biltz argued signs of this kind also occurred during the modern era just before cataclysmic events.
[WND quotes the rev:] “Now fast-forward to another solar eclipse on August 21, but this time in 1914,” he said. “This is the first day of the month of Elul, which begins the month of repentance in ‘God’s Day Timer.’ The first of Elul is when Jonah began prophesying for 40 days. Just before the eclipse, we see on June 28th, 1914, through the month of August, the events of World War 1 begin! The path of totality of the eclipse was over Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire or Middle East, including Nineveh again. This was foretelling the destruction of the Ottoman Empire in World War I.”
Frightening indeed! WND continues:
Biltz suggests such cataclysms may be in store for the United States, especially given the timing of this event. “Now, this Aug 21, 2017, we have a total solar eclipse going over the United States,” he noted. “This is again at the beginning the month of repentance on the first of Elul! Could God be giving us a warning that we need to repent or judgment will be coming to the United States? The timing couldn’t be clearer!”
Egad — he’s right! WND has much more vital information — but we’re trembling too much to go on, so we’ll leave it to you to click over to WND and read it all. Therefore, we bid you farewell, and as we always do with these doomsday posts, we close with this:
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