Does the blood moon mean the END OF THE WORLD? The phrase “blood moon” is often popularly thought of like a scene from Roland Emmerich's movie 2012, or worse. This perception comes from prophets of doom who look to the sun, moon, and stars as sources of their prophetic insights. These prophets of doom look for signs of the times: snakes coming out of the wailing wall, red calves being born, shift in the earth's magma river, seismic events in Alaska, increasing tremors at Yellowstone (since it's a super volcano), and even solar and lunar eclipses as their sources for the doom and gloom of the last days. Then the prophets of doom make headlines because they sensationalize these various geological, astrological, etc. events into different codes that need to be deciphered, tetrads to be counted, and blood moons that will change everything as we know it. Does the blood moon (or solar or lunar eclipse) mean the END OF THE WORLD in this manner? In short, no. While the Bible does teach there will be an end to time and the world as we know it, the sensationalized, fear-mongering perspective is not the full meaning that the Bible's apocalyptic literature is trying to convey. Should the blood moon remind us that the story of human history will come to an end? Biblically speaking, yes. To say that the Bible does not teach there will be an end to human history and the world as we know it would be to change the biblical message. The Bible does teach that this world will pass away and be made new. Revelation teaches that it will be a new world existing in a new kind of life and perfection with God. The Bible presents the new world as one that knows no war, [...]
Today has been a good day for The Bridge Bible Project. The website was launched today. AND...I saw the first drafts of the cover for Revelation. They look awesome! For those who may not know, the final editing has been done on Revelation: The Bridge Bible Translation for a while. Yet, there is so much work that goes into revising, finalizing, and prepping a book for release as a self-publisher. Nonetheless, though, it was GREAT to see the cover. It's amazing how one image/cover can really convey. Work on the cover and interior design continue, but I am super excited for the cover and to make Revelation available soon. I believe you will like it!