The solar eclipse that will cross the US on 21 August is described at NASA’s eclipse page, where they have dozens of links to information. This perfectly natural phenomon is having its expected effect on creationists. From our perspective, the madness began in April when we posted Solar Eclipse Means Catastrophe Is Coming. That was about an article in WorldNetDaily (WND), the flamingly creationist, absolutely execrable, moronic, and incurably crazed journalistic organ that believes in and enthusiastically promotes every conspiracy theory that ever existed.
WND is at it again today, so we titled our post “Part 2.” Their new article is Signs in sky reveal America as ‘Covenant’ nation, says ‘Blood Moons’ discoverer, which has already attracted over 90 comments. It has this sub-title: “Mark Biltz: Coming solar eclipse may be warning, and ‘I would not mock'” and it’s labeled “WND EXCLUSIVE.” You can’t find this information anywhere else! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
The discoverer of the “Blood Moons” phenomenon says God is sending a message to the church – and all people need to do to see it is look skyward.
They’re talking about Mark Biltz, the preacher who was promoting his predictions about a lunar eclipse back in 2014. We wrote about it in The End of the World Is Upon Us. Wikipedia has an article about the Blood moon prophecy, so you know it’s important. WND says:
The Boston Globe recently reported the path of the upcoming total solar eclipse which will cross the United States on August 21 will overwhelmingly move over counties won by Donald Trump in the recent presidential election. The paper was mocked on social media for suggesting heavenly events have some connection to earthly politics. But Pastor Mark Biltz, the man who discovered the “Blood Moons” phenomenon, argues people should be cautious before resorting to snark.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Rev Biltz is warning us! He’s never been wrong before, so you should pay attention, dear reader. WND tells us:
He points out Genesis 1:14, which says astronomical phenomena were partially intended “for signs.” And as Biltz believes the solar eclipse itself is a sign and a warning to the United States, he suggests there may also be meaning in the solar eclipse’s path.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] They quote the rev:
The path of totality is showing where it is the darkest and the path of judgment unless there is repentance. At the same time, though, judgment always begins with God’s people first. This is a call for the church to repent and become more like Abraham rather than Lot and to intercede. The church needs to wake up and repent if we are to save this nation and not be mocking the unrighteous. We need a different tone in America.
Are you paying attention? The rev says the path of totality is “the path of judgment unless there is repentance.” WND continues:
Biltz urges believers to look to their own conduct and seek to renew their own communities. He previously stated a total solar eclipse represents a specific warning to a specific nation or nations depending on its path. Therefore, the path of the eclipse could be a sign not just to the United States in general, but for mostly conservative residents of these areas in particular to spearhead a movement of repentance. President Donald Trump, Biltz suggested, also has a role to play in this movement.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] The eclipse is a message to Donald Trump! What’s the message? WND quotes the rev again:
“As the king of Nineveh led that nation to repentance, may our president do the same,” prayed Biltz. “Many are unaware that there was a total solar eclipse over Nineveh a month before Jonah showed up on the first of the month of Elul, known as the month of repentance before the fall High Holy days. Here we have a total solar eclipse at the first of Elul, the same time frame beginning the month of repentance. It is also the same day Moses ascended the mountain trying to make atonement for his nation.”
The meaning is clear! Let’s read on:
Ultimately, Biltz argued, America is entering a troubling time because of the collapse of the Christian faith in the United States and rising political and social divisions as the culture breaks down. Biltz suggests God is giving America a chance to turn back to Him. But this requires taking the signs of the times seriously.
The rev is right. We must take this sign seriously! And now we come to the end:
“Americans have become too divisive and polarized,” mourned the pastor. “The atmosphere is corrosive and as the Bible says, ‘the love of many will wax cold.’ Interestingly, the Bible says when Lot spoke to his son-in-laws he was as one who mocked. We have become a nation of mockers.”
So there you are. There is much to consider here, dear reader, and there’s not much time left. Heed the rev’s warning!
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