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'Blood Moon' seen as sign of end times by some Mormons

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A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity.

Sunday night's "blood moon" and recent natural disasters and political unrest around the world have led to a rise in sales at emergency preparedness retailers. Apocalyptic statements by a Mormon author have only heightened fears among a small number of Mormon followers about the looming end of time. The eclipse will give the moon a red tint and make it look larger than usual. It won't happen again for 18 years.

It's unclear how many Latter-day Saints buy the theory, but Mormon leaders were worried enough that they took the rare step this week of issuing a public statement cautioning the faithful not to get carried away with visions of the apocalypse.

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"...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)

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  • RosieRosie Member, Permitted to post new threads
    heightened fears among a small number of Mormon followers about the looming end of time

    Why should we fear the end of time (end of days)?  If we have faith in God there is nothing to dread.  There comes the time when each of us living today will  leave our earthly bodies.  Objectively, what we so desparately try to hold on to are our family, friends, material wealth.  We arrived without them and we can only believe we leave without them for a better place.
    Perhaps we should think of those who've gone before not those who we leave behind.

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator

    heightened fears among a small number of Mormon followers about the looming end of time

    Why should we fear the end of time (end of days)?  If we have faith in God there is nothing to dread.  There comes the time when each of us living today will  leave our earthly bodies.  Objectively, what we so desparately try to hold on to are our family, friends, material wealth.  We arrived without them and we can only believe we leave without them for a better place.
    Perhaps we should think of those who've gone before not those who we leave behind.

    I feel that a lot of people who profess to believe secretly fear such a time because on the outside they keep up with social and peer pressures regarding whatever sect they belong to, but on the inside, they know very well what's coming for them.

    Like a vase with no flowers in it. 
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • RosieRosie Member, Permitted to post new threads
    Jade Helm, Asteroids, The Popes Speech, Tsunamis, Yellowstone - all these fear "prophecies" haven't come to pass.  Yet this is what sells news - not all the good that people do. Do people want to be living in fear.  Are we all adrenalin junkies?

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

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