On August 21, much of the United States will see a solar eclipse. In some areas, the eclipse will be total. For the uninformed, there is nothing unusual about an eclipse. They happen on a regular basis around the world. Here’s a site where you can see a list of the various eclipses (lunar and solar) for the next ten years. What makes this one unusual is that it will traverse much of the United States.It’s a matter of positioning. There will be a point in time when the moon will pass between the sun and the earth and block the sun from our eyes. How is this possible since the sun is 400 times the size of the moon’s diameter? There is also a 400 times difference in distance. We can make the moon disappear by positioning one of our thumbs between our eyes and the moon. This is a good way to explain an eclipse to young children without harm to their eyes.

What also is not unusual is for prophecy prognosticators to make claims about the prophetic significance of solar events. The recent blood moon phenomenon is one example. Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, has written, “Is God’s Judgment Coming on America?” She’s basing her opinion, although not being dogmatic about it, that the eclipse could…

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