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Gramps,

Do you think the four blood moons occurring this year are signs of the times and part of what the scriptures speak of? Thanks.

Dev

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Dev,

This is a great question, and the answer really could be yes and no.

Part of this question is whether or not the blood moons this year are fulfillment of scriptural prophecy of the moon into blood or the moon becoming as blood (Acts 2:20Joel 2:31Revelation 6:12, etc.). In reference to this part of the question, the answer is likely no. There are still many prophesied signs and wonders that have yet to be fulfilled before the “great and dreadful day of the Lord” (Malachi 4:5).

Having said that, it’s important to also note that, living in the latter-days, we live in a day and age where signs of the Lord’s Second Coming abound. We will continue to see anomalies (signs and wonders) as the Lord’s Second Coming draws near. As we progress through the latter-days, it’s important to see these signs for what they are: not markers to help us guess the time of the Lord’s coming (for “the hour and the day no man knoweth, neither the angels in heaven, nor shall they know until he comes”) (D&C 49:7), but to strengthen our faith that He will come again. In this way, some of the celestial and physical anomalies that we experience and witness in the latter-days can serve as reminders that (1) we need to seek to be prepared for the Lord’s coming and (2) that we can find peace through the Gospel of Jesus Christ as we navigate the challenges of latter-day living.

Gramps

 

 

 

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