MONDAY’s total solar eclipse will be the first for 99 years to cross the US from coast to coast.
Many fundamentalist Christians see this as a significant warning of the impending apocalypse, the second coming of Christ and the rapture.
The “Great American Total Solar Eclipse” as it is called is said to be a warning sign from God, as it allegedly fulfils a Bible prophecy.
Pastor Paul Begley, host of the Coming Apocalypse radio show, said the eclipse could possibly fulfil a prophecy recorded in the book of Joel.
This states: “The sun shall be turned to darkness before the Day of the Lord come.”
Mr Begley said “somebody sound the trumpet” because the eclipse may mean “we are living in the last days.”
Writing for Unsealed.org, Gary Ray says the eclipse may mean that 2017 will mark the beginning of the Tribulation, a time the Bible describes as a period of conflict and suffering on a scale never experienced in mankind’s history.
He said that another solar eclipse in seven years will slash across the US in the opposite direction from Texas to Maine, making an eclipse X over northern America.
Scott Clarke of ERF Ministries believes the eclipse is intimately connected to a September 23 astronomical alignment.
he says it involves the constellations Virgo and Leo, along with Mercury, Mars, Venus and Jupiter.
On that date, Jupiter will exit the lower part of Virgo (the virgin) in a way that Clarke says fulfils the “man child” of Revelation 12 being birthed by the woman. (Click to Site)