Friday’s solar eclipse is a sign of the end of the world, a small group of Christian ministers are warning.
On Friday, a solar eclipse is set to occur at the same time as the Spring equinox and a Supermoon, a coincidence that happens only once every 100,000 years and some believe is a sign of the apocalypse.
Though the idea that the upcoming solar eclipse is somehow a sign of the end of the world remains on the fringes, it is starting to gain some traction across the world. The UK newspaper The Independent covered the predictions, noting that there are other factors pointing to the end of times:
The kinds of geo-political and societal events that tend to be associated with the end times by those who believe in such events are also happening, encouraging the idea that Friday could mark a sign of the apocalypse or another catastrophic event. Global stock markets are volatile and at record highs; there is increasing tension in the Middle East, including in Israel; and votes on same-sex marriage are scheduled for this summer in the US.
Some biblical experts are now saying that the solar eclipse is a sign of judgment from God. Bob O’Dell, co-founder of the Christian website Root Source, said he has studied solar and lunar events for 35 years and never seen anything like what is scheduled for this week.
The fact that Friday’s solar eclipse will take place over the north pole was also a sign, O’Dell said.
“Whereas every piece and parcel of land in the world is owned by someone or some country, the North Pole is an international site and is not owned by any nation,” O’Dell told Breaking Israel News. “If God is going to teach a lesson to humanity, to the entire world, there is no more symbolic location than the North Pole.”
Others see the solar eclipse as a sign of judgment against the Northern European countries most affected by it.
“In Jewish tradition, a total solar eclipse is a warning to the Gentiles and a sign of judgment on the nations,” said Pastor Mark Biltz, author of Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs, in an interview with WND. “When we look at where the darkness will be, it will be in northern European countries like England and Sweden where we see the rise of Islam and anti-Israel sentiment. Europeans especially should take heed.”
Those who want to see if the solar eclipse is truly a sign of the apocalypse can watch on Friday. It takes place at 4:30 a.m. EDT (8:30 a.m. GMT).
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