Book Plunge: Blood Moon Lunacy

What do I think of Holding’s book on the blood moon theory? Let’s talk about it on Deeper Waters.

In the interest of full disclosure for a review, J.P. Holding who wrote “Blood Moon Lunacy” is my ministry partner. I am always one of the first to get a copy of his book so that I can review it as well. In this one, Holding looks at the theory propagated by people like John Hagee. The idea is that when there is a tetrad, that is, a group of four blood moons, that take place on Jewish holidays, then that means there is something about to happen with the Jews. These blood moons are also accompanied by a solar eclipse which means they’re not really tetrads, but we’ll let that slide.

So is there any credibility to it?

Nope.

Holding points out that Hagee knows that there are seven times that this kind of occurrence has taken place, yet he only tells about three of them, which is awfully convenient. Just do your best to ignore the data that doesn’t suit your theory. Also, note that many times where one would have expected something like this, it never happened, such as 70 A.D., 135 A.D., or the holocaust.

Hagee also neglects to mention that many of these eclipses would not have been visible in Israel or even worldwide. Some of them would even be visible in only the arctic areas. Hard to imagine this being Hagee’s sign for the world if the world cannot even see them.

Unfortunately, Hagee has had this kind of reputation before. Holding points out that in past books he has predicted many events would take place and in fact, they haven’t, but shortly thereafter a new book will come out and it will use the same arguments and this time for a different event. There will be no apology or admission of fault for the past mistake.

This is something that always makes me wonder about these “prophecy experts.” No matter what, they are consistently wrong, and yet we still keep referring to them as experts. Why is that? Would you consider going to a doctor who was consistently wrong? Would you want a lawyer to argue your case who consistently lost? Would you follow the advice of a stockbroker who was consistently mistaken? Yet people are often willing to support even global policy on the words of people who are wrong regularly.

Of course, my answer to this is to suggest people look at the futurist hermeneutic with suspicion. That is one reason I accept a Preterist hermeneutic where I interpret prophecy based on ones that have already been fulfilled, which means to not read them in a wooden and literal sense.

Unfortunately, too many Christians will be paying attention to blood moon theories instead of paying attention to Scripture itself and not looking into the claims of people like Hagee who are misleading the church and filling them with fear.

I have said this before and I’ll say it again. When people like Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, and John Hagee are no names in the Christian community and people like Mike Licona, N.T. Wright, William Lane Craig, and others like them are household names in the Christian community, we will experience the growth that we should in the church.

I highly recommend Holding’s book for showing the errors of John Hagee.

In Christ,
Nick Peters

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5 Responses to “Book Plunge: Blood Moon Lunacy”

  1. The Tragedy of Christian Bookstores | Deeper Waters Says:

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  2. Sharron White Says:

    Hmm…I am not saying Mark Blitz or John Hagee is on target But I do know, Christians need to read “The Book” for answers. People are looking for answers, and the truth is that the world is rocking and reeling and sin (missing the mark) produces consequences. Defiance is the attitude of so many. I do not feel precious time is being wasted as ministries continue to reach out to a hurting world. It is wise to study and ‘hear’. Each of us need to be accountable in deciding who are the ‘false’ prophets. Is they Hagee or Blitz? Is it Deeper Waters? I pray every Christian will study for himself.

  3. Sharron White Says:

    Sorry..Are they..

  4. sam rad Says:

    Just a thought, Jesus shows us how we are to live, Nothing caught him off guard or by surprise! So as christians today, We also have the active involvement of the Holy spirit as Jesus also Had. The work of the Holy Spirt is to be our, helper, guide and teacher. Would we really need Prophets to day if we our selves learned to rely on the Holy Spirit as Jesus show us? There is a place for them, But again, if I walked in unity and depended on the Holy Spirit as jesus did, Nothing they say would be a surprise rather a conformation .But i could do with a Prophets insight if I’m not hearing what the Spirit is saying to me.Besides, no one disagrees that the book of revelation is unfolding before our eyes. That’s why the Holy Spirt is needed more that ever.

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