Less than two weeks after the “ring of fire” summer solstice eclipse, Earth had another significant eclipse on a historical date. A lunar eclipse happened on July 4th, America’s Independence Day, and some believe it a sign of something much more sinister.

Lunar eclipses typically happen two weeks after or before a solar eclipse. They are much more visible to the world than solar eclipses. Because the full moon was covered by the sun in July, it was referred to as a “buck moon”.

Christian evangelist Paul Begley says it’s something else entirely – a blood moon. Begley has become a well-known conspiracy theorist in the community from talking about the coronavirus pandemic, locust swarms in Africa, and other catastrophic events from this year.

Begley said the “ring of fire” eclipse on June 21st was one of three impending signs of Armageddon, with the July 4th moon being the second one. He’s used the Bible to back up his claims.

“Guys, we are in end time plagues,” he said in a recent video on his YouTube channel where he has more than 335,000 subscribers.

“The midnight Blood Moon over American on the Fourth of July is certainly a prophetic sign,” he said.

He believes this weekend’s lunar eclipse mirrors the “blood red moon” mentioned in the Book of Joel, the Book of Acts and the Book of Revelation.

The Book of Joel 2 reads: “I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The Sun will be turned to darkness and the Moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.”

The Book of Revelations similarly describes a red moon: “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.”

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