That particular blood moon in Revelation is one event, but Jesus mentioned signs in the heavens that He didn’t specify which would come during the time which He called ‘the beginning of birth pains,’ and then later signs in the heavens would come that will be accompanied by natural cataclysms and ‘dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves.’ (See Luke 21) which occurs closer to His return. Don’t fixate on one scripture above all others.
February 8, 2015 at 7:50am
Rely on signs, no, but should we ignore them when Jesus said that they will come?
Luke 21:9-11, 25-28 says:
” When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately.” Then He continued by saying to them, “Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
February 8, 2015 at 7:39am
Many sources say we’re closer to WWIII than ever before, and most of the ones who get headlines for saying so aren’t religious organizations. It’s not just ‘something bad happening somewhere’ (think what it means that you regard the commonness of alarming events with such a blasé attitude). What more do you want? Earthquakes in diverse places? Done. Signs in the heavens (not specified)? The tetrad with the solar eclipse in the middle fit that category. Wars and rumors of wars; we have them. That merely sets up the beginning of the end according to Jesus’ own words in Mathew 24. Widespread persecution of Christians follows that and secular leaders such as Prince Charles of England are noting the alarming level that has reached in the Middle East, and we’ve all seen how they are being slaughtered in Nigeria. The problem isn’t that things are not happening, but that you are blinded by normalcy bias and prejudice. I am not 100% on board with Hagee, but he’s better than those who tell you to be at peace and ignore what’s going on in the world.
February 8, 2015 at 7:17am
Empirical means experiential. Do you only believe what you can experience? Experientially, have we seen the promises of Obamacare borne out or not? Have we seen the seas recede and the earth begin to heal or are things getting worse?
 February 8, 2015 at 7:15am
He’s not predicting the day or hour, or I would be right with you. He’s saying that he believes the time of the Lord’s return is near. That is entirely different than Harold Camping who gave day, date and time and told people to sell everything and give it all away, leaving them broke, vulnerable and betrayed.
 February 8, 2015 at 7:10am
SNAFU may be addicted to feeling affronted.
February 8, 2015 at 7:09am
Did you bother to read the article? That was answered in the text. Oh wait… I see who I am addressing, of course you didn’t bother to read it! You just came here to express your bigotry.
 February 8, 2015 at 7:06am
No! If you don’t want to read the comments of people freely expressing their faith in response to an article which is about religious matters, then don’t read the article or the comments. Otherwise, go to ESPN and complain about jocks discussing sports or something else as silly, pointless, and selfish on your part.
February 8, 2015 at 7:03am
How are you any different?
 February 8, 2015 at 6:56am
No immediate apocalypse equates in your mind to the events being unrelated? News flash- God doesn’t have a television-preconditioned attention span. Where do you get the idea that everything has to happen all at once? There’s a Biblical concept called ‘the fullness of time’ and it crops up all over prophetic texts. It’s not a chronological point, but that moment when a ship being loaded has completed its manifest. Applied to world events, it is when everything lines up. Just because it takes some time between one piece being put in place and the next finding its spot doesn’t negate the pattern, the direction nor the ultimate meaning of things as they are assembled. “See how that works?”
February 8, 2015 at 6:46am
eutope: no one else shares your high opinion of yourself and your so-called ‘honesty. ‘ You show no common decency here and add nothing to the conversation. You merely attack others and their beliefs.
 February 8, 2015 at 6:43am
2 Peter 3:3-8 “Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” … But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
 February 8, 2015 at 6:15am
Psalm 102:14-18 affirms the affection for Israel that we feel:
” 14 You will again show mercy to Zion;
now is the time for pity;
the appointed time has come.
15 Its stones are dear to your servants;
its dust moves them to pity.
16 The nations shall fear your name, Lord,
all the kings of the earth, your glory,
17 Once the Lord has rebuilt Zion
and appeared in glory,
18 Heeding the plea of the lowly,
not scorning their prayer.”
February 8, 2015 at 6:08am
You don’t have to click to see who it is on the home page, just scroll down a little to the thumbnails with longer descriptions.
February 8, 2015 at 6:02am
Read nzkiwi’s fine posts above that tell you why.
February 8, 2015 at 5:53am
Never mix politics and alcohol. The spouse is proving that to me too- hates my politics and finally admits it under the influence. Sigh. Better go hide my crock pot.
 February 8, 2015 at 5:40am
Three Fugitives was also filmed in WA as was Practical Magic.
February 8, 2015 at 5:38am
Free Willy made a complete hash out of Portland and Astoria scenery. Then there was a recent film with Brendan Frasier that blocked my commute through PDX as they were filming a scene with a Taxi.
September 10, 2014 at 3:30pm
It’s smarter than the meth-heads who try to rob power stations. Talk about a shocking experience!