Question:

I've just read a column in your web site about the four blood moon and I was confused. How can it be a false prophecy when it had occur on the exact date that pastor John Hagee had prophesied years ago? I am a member of a church of Christ and in church they taught us that prophecy, miracles and all sign and wonders ended with the apostles. Please help me with this.


Answer:

Mr. Hagee did not predict when the blood moons would take place. These are known natural phenomenons that you can find listed in astronomy listings. Nor did Mr. Hagee make predictions based on the four blood moons in 2014 and 2015 until after Mark Blitz used this series to make his own predictions. Though the claim that blood moons (which are due to partial lunar eclipses) around Passover and Sukkot are not rare, Blitz and Hagee claim otherwise. This is because the setting of the Jewish calendar is based on the moon phases. Passovers tend to be near full moons (when eclipses happen) and Sukkot, which six months after Passover, also tends to be near full moons which is when lunar eclipses happen. See: Will Lunar Eclipses Cause Four Blood Moons in 2014 and 2015? for details showing that blood moons are not all that rare.

The reason I point out that both Blitz and Hagee are false prophets is due to what they claim the four blood moons mean. Both claim that the four blood moons are supernatural communication: ""There's a sense in the world that things are changing and God is trying to communicate with us in a supernatural way," Hagee told CBN News" [CBN News, "Divine Sign for Israel? Hagee Explains Blood Moon"]. Odd, God never had trouble communicating with men in the past. When He did, He used words. Signs were to confirm the words. Hagee appears to think that signs are the message and words may confirm the signs.

Hagee then goes on to attribute the four blood moons as an indicator of his favorite topic: ""The only reason that Iran will not acquire a nuclear bomb will be that Israel chooses a military solution to that crisis," Hagee told CBN News. "I believe that if that happens, it will start a series of events that will change the course of world history," he said. "If Israel does not, then it will still change the course of world history"" [CBN News, "Divine Sign for Israel? Hagee Explains Blood Moon"]. Once again, compare the vagueness and frequent use of "if" to the prophecies found in the Bible. Prophets spoke specifically with certainty. So certain that the past tense was often used to indicate that what was being spoken of was a done deal.

"Remember this, and show yourselves men; recall to mind, O you transgressors. Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure,' calling a bird of prey from the east, the man who executes My counsel, from a far country. Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it. Listen to Me, you stubborn-hearted, who are far from righteousness: I bring My righteousness near, it shall not be far off; My salvation shall not linger. And I will place salvation in Zion, for Israel My glory" (Isaiah 46:8-13).

Hagee's guesses are not in the same league as real prophecies from God.