The blood moon means the beginning of “end of days” for a Mormon author who once had a near-death experience and came back from this claiming that she was told what to expect for the world’s future. Mormon Church spokesperson Eric Hawkins has taken to the media to try and distance the church from this author’s writings on the blood moon and the “end of days” catastrophe, which she believes is on its way.
Mormon author Julie Rowe is rattling the Mormon Church with her prediction that links the blood moon and recent calamities around the world to the end times. Earlier this month Rowe issued a statement on her website stating that her writings are “not intended to be authoritative nor to create any church doctrine,” according to MSN News on September 27.
She continued in her statement saying, “It is simply part of my personal journey that I have chosen to share in hopes that it can help people to prepare for the times we live in by increasing their faith in Christ and by looking to our Prophet and Church leaders for guidance.”
This author not only writes about the end of days, she travels and gives speeches on her near-death experience and what she was shown about the awful things that shall happen when this day comes. With this rare blood supermoon tonight, she believes this is the sign and that the time is here.
According to the AP Big Story, some Mormons believe that the blood moon does signify the end of time and Rowe’s writing has only fueled these beliefs. When the church put out that rare statement to distance themselves from this author, they requested that their church members remain calm during this blood moon event.
It’s unclear just how many Latter-day Saints believe in Rowe’s 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,” according to Big Story.
While the Mormon Church has encouraged its members to be spiritually and physically prepared for the ups and downs in life, they’ve also pushed that a bit further. The church has “counseled its members that “where possible they should gradually build a supply of food, water and financial resources to ensure they are self-reliant” if they should find themselves in the middle of a disaster without resources.
The church statement adds, “”This teaching to be self-reliant has been accompanied by the counsel of Church leaders to avoid being caught up in extreme efforts to anticipate catastrophic events.” The prediction being made by this Mormon author appears to be affiliated with the church and that is not what the Mormon Church wants.
According to the Big Story, “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.” There are passages in the Bible that predict doomsday when the moon turns red and some people, believe this blood moon is the end of days as the Bible predicts. This belief is found in many different groups of people, it is not just religion based.
Here are three out of the several passages from the website Open Bible that mention a red moon at the time that the end of days falls upon the world:
Joel 2:31: “The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.”
Acts 2:20: “The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.”
Revelation 6:12-14: “When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.”