Hagee’s ‘blood moon’ reference in previous TAB article clarifiedcomment (0)
May 15, 2014
The “‘Blood moon’ lunar eclipses not a sign, Baptist professors say” article in the April 24 issue of The Alabama Baptist caught the attention of several readers.
The article, a combination of Religion News Service and Baptist Press articles, stated that John Hagee, author of “Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change,” claimed Jesus’ return would be tied to the series of four “blood moons” occurring within the next 17 months (one of which already occurred April 15).
Also according to the article, Hagee, pastor of Cornerstone Church, San Antonio, Texas, suggested in his book “that a Rapture will occur where Christians will be taken to heaven (and) Israel will go to war in a great battle called Armageddon.”
The Alabama Baptist was unable to reach Hagee directly but did receive the following response from the book’s publisher, Worthy Publishing, and its in-house editorial team: “In ‘Four Blood Moons,’ chapter 16, page 244, Hagee explicitly states: ‘The fourth series of Four Blood Moons is coming. They are extremely rare even by scientific standards. God is shouting to us, “Something big is about to happen.”
However, the coming Four Blood Moons of 2014–2015 does not mean the Rapture is going to happen during that time. Why? Because the Rapture could happen at any moment. What they are telling us is that God is getting ready to change the course of human history once again.’”