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John Hagee’s ‘Four Blood Moons,’ Review

A Review of John Hagee's 'Four Blood Moons' by James Shupp I just can’t get excited about the four blood moons. I did get excited about the “Late Great Planet Earth” as a kid, and the budding of the fig tree in 1987. Y2K and the Mayan calendar were yawners by comparison. Many sympathies to those fear-filled Christians who built bunkers and stuffed them with beans back in the day.

How silly we must look to non-believers with our failed prophecies and end-of-the-world how-to guides. Chicken Little’s, running around with missing, heads don’t inspire many to become as they are.

This year, so many believers will be filled with fear during the month of September: Watching CNBC, looking for geo-political hiccups in China; and ultimately, for the antichrist to emerge. I wish Christians would share more about the Good News than they do the bad. In fact, I believe we have a bad news problem among us.

I’ve read the whole Bible and I just can’t get excited about the four blood moons.

In fact, I would like to declare the month of September 2015 to be a month of Joy and Peace. Have more fun in Jesus this month than you’ve ever had before. Put more stuff in God’s hands than you’ve ever been able to release. Trust the Spirit to breathe life into your soul moment by moment.

OK, I’m off my soapbox now. Mark this post and share it on October 1st. If the world is over, then never mind. We’ll be walking barefoot on streets of gold and partying at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

You see, it’s all good!

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R. James Shupp is an accidental author, pastor of the Movement Church of San Antonio, and CEO of He specializes in helping churches thrive.

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    / I just spied the following on the net – most interesting! /

    An end-time “rapture vision” by a Scottish lassie in 1830 has resulted these days in tens of millions of “Left Behind” books (and movies) sold, plus the current “blood moons” craze. Antidotes include “Left Behind or Led Astray?” (You Tube) and “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty” (Google).


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    Totally agree! I grew up attending Cornerstone Church. The end of the world prophecies were both interesting and very scary. After spending at least 13 years terrified that the end of the world was coming (reignited every Sunday); the fear eventually turned to doubt. Is someone pulling my leg? Is he using fear to hold my attention captive? I felt freer when I stopped attending. Dreams about the four horsemen and the rise of the anti-christ ceased. There was no middle ground in that church. You were either 100% engaged or you weren’t there; politically, supernaturally and emotionally.


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