2015 Predictions: Blood Moon, Pope Francis Visits The U.S., And The End Of The World

Starting over the last several years, various pastors made 2015 predictions claiming the latest blood moon Tetrad would signal a world-shaking event such as World War 3, the end of an age, or perhaps even Jesus' second coming. Now that Pope Francis' plans for 2015 happen to coincide with a blood moon, some believe it's possible the event could signify something major for the future.

In a related report by the Inquisitr, predictions for 2015 already include multiple ways the end of the world could happen, notwithstanding Nostradamus' predictions. Artificial virus technology created for medical purposes in late 2014 could be used to create a viral bio-weapon that rivals the horrors of zombie fiction. NASA also considers a 2015 asteroid impact on Earth to be of concern, and scientists are even hosting an event to simulate the doomsday scenario.

Pastors like John Hagee claim the blood moon Tetrad has been known to coincide with significant historical events. For example, it's claimed the Tetrads of 1492, 1948, and 1967 coincided with events such as the expulsion of Jews from Spain at the end of the Inquisition, statehood for Israel, and the Six-Day War.

"The heavens are 'God's billboard.' He's been sending signals to earth, and we haven't been picking them up," Hagee said in a statement announcing a documentary called Four Blood Moons. "Two blood moons, in 2014 and 2015, point to dramatic events in the Middle East and, as a result, changes in the whole world."

Even as recently as last year, while Americans were watching a blood moon in April, the Ukrainian government in Kiev launched the very first offensive to take back government buildings seized by the separatist movement. The Ukraine war has only escalated since then, and almost half of the Russian people fear World War 3 will begin if the United States gives Ukraine military aid.

The 2015 predictions regarding the 2015 blood moons happen to coincide with feasts of the Bible. The first will be the 2015 Passover, which starts on April 3, 2015. The next day, April 4, signals another blood moon, which also happens to be the date for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The second Biblical event will be the first day of Tabernacles 2015 on September 28, 2015, and a blood moon will occur exactly on that day.

In the week before this blood moon, Pope Francis will become the first ever Catholic pontiff to speak directly to the U.S Congress, with House Speaker John Boehner making the invitation because the world is in a "time of global upheaval." The date of September 23, 2015 also happens to be the Day of Atonement in Israel. Pope Francis is also expected to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York and meet with President Barack Obama.

According to the Catholic News Service, Pope Francis is also expected to visit Philadelphia in the days before the second 2015 blood moon as part of the World Meeting of Families. These visits will be the first time Pope Francis has visited the U.S. and will also be the second papal visit to Philadelphia since Pope John Paul II visited the city in 1979. Pope Francis will also be the fourth sitting pope to visit the United States.

While many say it's likely Pope Francis will focus on speaking about the trials facing families throughout the world, some pastors are making 2015 predictions claiming it's possible the historic visit will signify a deeper meaning. What do you think?